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
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
Saturday October 16, 2021
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Schroder Hall at the Green Music CenterFill 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
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 .
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:
Sonoma State University...View Event Details
Sunday, November 21, 2021
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
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - Wednesday, January 12, 2022
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
Come hear the best high school jazz bands in Northern California at our competitive/educational festival.
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:
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - Thursday, March 10, 2022
Regional Affiliate of the Music for All National Festival presented by Yamaha
March 9–11, 2022
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