Festivals and 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 2020-2021. Please join us.  

CMEA*          California Music Educators Association

Friday, October 15, 2021

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Scholarship Showcase Fall 2021

Schroeder Hall

In recognition of our supporters and scholarship donors, the Music and Theatre Arts & Dance departments present a free recital by scholarship recipients.

This year we are delighted to announce that we are planning on an in-person presentation as well as providing a live-stream link for those who would feel more comfortable watching online.

The event will be taking place in Schroeder Hall at 2 p.m.

No tickets are required, though we do ask that if you plan to attend in person that you fill out this registration form .

Parking is $5...View Event Details

Saturday, October 16, 2021

SSU Brass Day

Schroeder Hall

Saturday October 16, 2021

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Schroder Hall at the Green Music Center

Fill Out the Registration Form

Preregistration Deadline is October 1

Preregistration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

Events for Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba

Join us for a Day or Performances, Masterclasses, Demonstrations

Bring your instrument to participate in a day of performances, masterclasses and demonstrations with the SSU Brass Faculty.

Registration is Free and open...View Event Details

Friday, November 12, 2021

2021 Sonoma State University November Choral Festival

Schroeder Hall

The 2021 Sonoma State University Choral Festival will be held Friday, November 12 in Schroeder Hall. The festival is open to high school and junior college choirs. Please make sure to register on our Google Form .

Registration Fee

The registration fee is $150 per chorus. Checks should be payable to Sonoma State University and must be received by Friday, October 22nd.

Please mail checks to:

Brooke Tester

Sonoma State University...View Event Details

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Violinist closeup from the side

Sonoma State Day of Strings 2021

Green Music Center

Please join Dr. Alexander Kahn, Director of Orchestral Activities at Sonoma State University, for the third annual Day of Strings at Sonoma State University.

This free event will take place Sunday, November 21, at the beautiful Green Music Center at Sonoma State University.

Participants will have the chance to hear performances by our amazing string faculty, read great string ensemble literature by BIPOC composers, participate in masterclasses, learn about the college admissions process from the perspective of current music majors, and gain insights into how to effectively prepare for and take a college admissions audition. Participants in the...View Event Details

Monday, December 13, 2021

NOMA Winds

Weill Hall

*All in-person performances are subject to change if necessary. Notice will be given if a change occurs. View Event Details

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Conducting Workshop with Markand Thakar

Green Music Center
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 following repertoire:

Mozart, Serenade K. 525 ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik")

Elgar, Serenade for Strings

Barber, Adagio for Strings

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, and directed lunch conversations, and...View Event Details

Thursday, January 20, 2022

SSU/Redwood Empire Jazz Festival

Weill Hall

Come hear the best high school jazz bands in Northern California at our competitive/educational festival.

Entry Form

Application Deadline: January 1, 2022 Participation fee: $400 for each band Make checks payable to Sonoma State University

Mail application and fees to: Sonoma State University Department of Music Attn: Brooke Tester 1801 East Cotati Ave. Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Featuring guest adjudicator/clinicians:

Marcus Shelby Marcus Anthony Shelby is a composer, bassist, bandleader, and educator who currently lives in San Francisco,...View Event Details

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - Thursday, March 10, 2022

Sonoma Invitational 2022

Weill Hall

Regional Affiliate of the Music for All National Festival presented by Yamaha

March 9–11, 2022

Weill Hall

The Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival is a three-day event that features performances by over 2,500 students representing 48 high school ensembles from throughout the Western States, as well as daily performances by the Sonoma Symphonic Wind Ensemble. During the course of the festival, high school ensembles will perform on the Weill Hall stage and receive an educational clinic by one of four distinguished collegiate adjudicators. The Sonoma Invitational is an affiliate...View Event Details

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Seawolf Sampler

Schroeder Hall

Monday, April 18, 2022

NOMA Winds

Weill Hall

*All in-person performances are subject to change if necessary. Notice will be given if a change occurs. View Event Details