Festivals and Community Outreach

The Department of Music at the Green Music Center offers two concert venues, the Schroeder and Weill Halls. Thousands of musicians of all ages experience our festival and outreach programs. Here is a list of events for SSU calendar year 2019-2020. Please join us.  

CMEA*          California Music Educators Association

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

A photograph of the maestro

String Orchestra Conducting Workshop with Markand Thakar

Green Music Center, Sonoma State University

January 14 - 16, 2020 Green Music Center Sonoma State University

Workshop Overview This workshop, led by world-renowned conducting pedagogue Markand Thakar , focuses on developing essential physical control and building musical understanding. Participants will work with the Vintner's Chamber Orchestra - Sonoma County’s professional string orchestra - on the two major staples of the repertoire: the Serenades by Dvořák and Tchaikovsky.

All ensemble sessions will be captured on digital video, which Fellows are free to use without conditions.

Fellows will participate in daily technique sessions, video reviews,...View Event Details

Friday, January 17, 2020

This is the CMEA, California Music Educators Association, logo

CMEA Jazz Festival

Weill Hall in the Green Music Center

Sonoma State University is once again hosting the CMEA, California Music Educators Association, Jazz Festival. This event features jazz groups from around Northern California and is free and open to the public.View Event Details

Friday, January 24, 2020

This photograph features the Sonoma County Honor Bands performing in Weill Hall at the Green Music Center

Sonoma County Honor Bands Festival

Weill Hall in the Green Music Center

Sonoma State University proudly hosts the Sonoma County Middle and High School Honor Band Festival on Friday and Saturday, January 24-25, at the Green Music Center's Weill Hall. Rehearsals are open to the public. Daily parking charges $5 in effect. The Sonoma County Honor Band Concert takes place on Saturday, January 25, at 7:30 pm in Weill Hall. Tickets are $8 and free to SSU students. View Event Details

Saturday, January 25, 2020

The musician's ready for the final performance in Weill Hall

Honor Bands Festival Finale

Weill Hall in the Green Music Center

The Sonoma County Honor Bands open rehearsals prepared them for tonight's performance. Join us in beautiful Weill Hall for the band's concert finale.View Event Details

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

a photograph of the Symphonic Wind Band and Orchestra Festival

8th Annual Sonoma Invitational Festival March 11, 12, 13, 2020

Weill Hall and Schroder Hall in the Green Music Center

Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Concert Band Andy Collinsworth, Conductor Kim Mieder, Guest Conductor 8th annual Sonoma Invitational Festival Weill Hall March 11, 12, 13, 2020 The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band play host to over 2,500 students from 45 high school ensembles at the 8th annual Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival March 11, 12, 13. Over the course of three days, high school ensembles will perform on the Weill Hall stage for a distinguished panel of collegiate adjudicators between the hours of 8:00 am-6:00 pm. The university SWE and Concert Band will perform each...View Event Details

Saturday, April 4, 2020

This is a photograph of a statue in the central Sonoma State University campus

Seawolf Sampler Concert

Schroeder Hall in the Green Music Center

Admitted students and their families are invited to learn about the music department at this annual Music Department Sampler Concert, a one-hour show of solo, jazz, and chamber ensemble pieces performed by current students.

Schroeder Hall at Sonoma State's Green Music Center is about a ten-minute walk from the campus center or a quick drive to the north campus entrance. Parking is available in Lots L, M, N and O. Map For information call 707-664-2324.

Admission is not charged and daily parking fees will be waived.View Event Details

Thursday, April 9, 2020

A piano on the stage, surrounded by a beautiful and empty concert hall is ready for the evening's performance.

CMEA Choral Fest

Weill Hall in the Green Music Center

Top qualifying highschool choirs from all across the state will come to participate in this CMEA Choral Fest. Festival performances will take place from 10am-5pm with a break from 12:30-2:30pm. All are welcome to attend and watch these talented groups for FREE (there is a $5 parking fee).View Event Details

Monday, April 13, 2020

Shown are 6 winds musicians and, Dr. Kim Mieder, who directs the community group.

Noma Winds Concert

Weill Hall in the Green Music Center

Dr. Kim Mieder’s pioneering community outreach program, NomaWinds, presents it’s first concert. As SSU’s Director of Music Education, Dr. Mieder reached out to Bay Area high school instrumentalists. The NomaWinds program not only offers performance opportunities but also private instruction, MasterClasses, and the opportunity to play great literature. Email Dr. Mieder at kim.mieder@sonoma.edu for more information. NomaWinds is free of charge, but attendance is mandatory. Practices are held Mondays from 6:00-7:30 pm beginning on the 16 th of September.View Event Details