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Music Dept. Dean's List Spring 2020
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Though this semester has been long, about a third of our music students made it onto the dean's list! We are so proud of all our students who put in the...Read the full story >

New Audition Information for Fall 2020

Check out our new audition information (i.e how to audition online and audition materials for ensembles) on our Become a Major/Auditions page. Continue to check back for more updates if you don't see upated info.

WELCOME

The Department of Music at Sonoma State University is a place where students can thrive in a dynamic and creative atmosphere. We emphasize high-quality performance experiences and applied practical training. Each student's educational goals are guided by our knowledgeable and supportive faculty. Our program prepares students for professional careers as performers, K–12 music educators, studio teachers, and composers. We offer a multitude of performing ensembles, both large and small, in instrumental, choral, jazz, chamber, opera, and musical theatre. Our students have opportunities to perform in the Green Music Center's world-class venues, Weill Hall and Schroeder Recital Hall, and engage with the steady stream of professional guest artists who appear here. The department offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education, Performance, and Jazz Studies, Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music, and Minors in Music. The department has been continuously accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1972.

Admission to the Department of Music's programs is by Audition Only.  You will find our upcoming audition dates, requirements, and link to the Audition Request form here under our Become a Major/Auditions tab.

The mission of the Department of Music is to teach music students of varying backgrounds and career aspirations the skills, knowledge and perspectives that will enable them to pursue productive lives as working artists, performers and scholars, avocationists and life-long audiences.         

Balancing theoretical and historical perspectives with live performance in a well-rounded curriculum that embraces a broad spectrum of musical styles and applications, the Department emphasizes the personal development, needs, aspirations and unique potential of each individual student.

Finally, the Music Department is a cultural resource to the campus and to the community through its active roster of student performances and the professional activities of its faculty.