About the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra
The Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra is comprised of the finest string, wind, brass, and percussion students at Sonoma State and of musicians from the broader Sonoma County community. Under the direction of Dr. Alexander Kahn, the Symphony Orchestra performs a diverse array of orchestral literature, ranging from the Baroque period to world premieres and from classical repertoire to film, opera, and educational works. Student compositions are chosen through an annual composition competition. Soloists are regularly featured, including guest artists, faculty soloists, and student soloists chosen through the annual concerto competition. In addition to performing four concerts each year in the beautiful confines of Weill Hall, the Symphony Orchestra performs regularly on tour throughout California and beyond.
Membership is through audition only and is open to all students regardless of major as well as community members. Auditions are held during the first week of each semester. For more information regarding Fall 2021 auditions, please email Dr. Kahn
The Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra is generously funded through the Department of Music at Sonoma State University. However, donations are gratefully received to support our various initiatives, including our annual Concerto Competition, Composition Competition, Family Concert
Instruments are available to students who pay a $20 refundable deposit at Seawolf Services. For additional information please contact Dr. Alexander Kahn, Director of Orchestral Studies.
Orchestra In The News
April 2, 2019
February 26, 2019
October 3, 2016
Inaugural Concert Promotion Video
September 8, 2016
September 15, 2015