Choral & Vocal Season

Welcome to the 2018-19 season of concerts for the voice. Here you will find student and faculty voice recitals, choral concerts, music theatre and opera productions. The vocal program is led by Jenny Bent, Director of Choral Activities, and Lynne Morrow, Director of Opera and Music Theatre.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Each vocal music major must take the stage and share their vocal talents

Vocal Repertoire Concert

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

The SSU Vocal Program is a thriving wing of the SSU Music Department. Voice students participate in a broad range of performance activities including major choral-orchestral works, opera, chamber music, musical theatre and solo recitals. The performance program is augmented by a strong curriculum in theory, ear training and piano and music history, helping the student to develop as a complete musician. Students audition for private instruction placement with our voice faculty. Vocal Repertory class is required of all Performance majors whose primary performing medium is the voice.View Event Details

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Lynne Morrow, the Sonoma State University director of Vocal, Opera, and Musical Theatre addresses a group of voice actors about to take the stage

Vocal Repertoire Concert

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Monday, May 13, 2019

Vocal Repertoire Concert

Weill Hall in the Green Music Center

Friday, October 18, 2019

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Scholarship Showcase

Weill Hall in the Green Music Center

In recognition of our supporters and scholarship donors, the Music, Theatre Arts & Dance departments present a free recital by scholarship recipients. Performances feature artists in dance and theatre, as well as voice, string, wind and keyboard.View Event Details

Friday, October 18, 2019

A pianist accompanies a talented male vocalist on stage at Weill Hall in the Green Music Center

Vocal Repertoire Concert

Weill Hall in the Green Music Center

The SSU Vocal Program is a thriving wing of the SSU Music Department. Voice students participate in a broad range of performance activities including major choral-orchestral works, opera, chamber music, musical theatre and solo recitals. The performance program is augmented by a strong curriculum in theory, ear training and piano and music history, helping the student to develop as a complete musician. Vocal Repertory class is required of all Performance majors whose primary performing medium is the voice.View Event Details

Friday, October 25, 2019

This is a photograph of Zachary Gordin

Vocal Faculty Recital CANCELLED - New date TBA

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

CANCELLED - New date to be announced

Voice faculty members Jane Erwin Hammett, soprano; Zachary Gordin, baritone; and Justin Montigne, countertenor will join together for a recital of “Bel Canto” (beautiful singing), on a program including arias from opera and operetta, art songs and songs from Broadway and musical theatre.

In addition to Sonoma State, Jane Erwin Hammett is on the faculty at American Conservatory Theater (ACT) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Summer Music West). At ACT she has taught singing, acting and musical theater in both the Young Conservatory and the MFA Program, as well...View Event Details

Friday, November 1, 2019

This is a photograph of Dr. Robert Istad

Choral Festival

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Greater Bay Area and Sonoma County high school choruses join together in the 19th Annual High School Choral Festival hosted by Dr. Jenny Bent, Sonoma State's Choral Activities Director. The all-day performances and clinics are free of charge (parking fee applies) are open to the public.

This year we are welcoming adjudicator Dr. Robert Istad from California State University at Fullerton. Dr. Robert Istad is Artistic Director of Pacific Chorale and Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Fullerton. Mr. Istad regularly conducts and collaborates with Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Sony...View Event Details

Friday, November 8, 2019

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Choral Concert - CANCELLED

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

DUE TO POWER OUTAGES AND CAMPUS CLOSURES, THIS CONCERT IS CANCELLED.

The SSU Symphonic Chorus, led by Dr. Jenny Bent, Director of Choral Activities is comprised of music majors, students from other majors, staff, faculty, and members of the community. Singers must pass an audition and experience and sight-reading skills are required. Numbering between 60-80 singers, the Symphonic Chorus presents two-to-three major concerts each semester, performing large works such as the Mozart Requiem and Orff's Carmina Burana , as well as the annual Holiday Concert By Candlelight. The resident chorus of the Santa Rosa Symphony, the...View Event Details

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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Music Theatre Scenes

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Scenes from Mozart’s comedic operas Don Giovanni , Cosi fan tutte , and The Marriage of Figaro performed in sparkling English translations. In addition to performing, Opera Scenes students participate in all aspects of the production from staging to costumes to publicity.

Voice students collaborate to create a brand-new staged, choreographed musical on a selected theme using favorite songs. Directed by Dr. Lynne Morrow, director of opera and music theatre.View Event Details

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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Opera Scenes

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Scenes from Mozart’s comedic operas Don Giovanni , Cosi fan tutte , and The Marriage of Figaro performed in sparkling English translations. In addition to performing, Opera Scenes students participate in all aspects of the production from staging to costumes to publicity.View Event Details

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