2024 Sonoma Invitational Choral Festival

2024 Sonoma Invitational Choral Festival

Weill Hall and Schroeder Hall at the Green Music Center
October 22-23, 2024

The Sonoma Invitational Choral Festival is a two-day event for high school and community college choirs. The festival will include performances by Sonoma State’s select choral ensemble, Sonovoce, as well as masterclasses with SSU Voice Faculty.

The Sonoma Invitational Choral Festival, is a non-competitive, non-rated festival, with emphases on musical artistry and education. This unique experience offers your students the opportunity to perform in Weill Hall, one of the nation’s premier concert venues. Performing ensembles receive audio feedback of your performance from the adjudicators, a 25-minute clinic from a nationally-recognized choral director immediately following the performance, and a clean video recording of the performance (free of comments). In addition, the conductor of each ensemble receives a video recording featuring a frontal view of the conductor with recorded comments from one of the adjudicators.

The Sonoma Invitational Choral Festival is an affiliate of the Music for All National Festival, qualifying premier ensembles for an opportunity for national exposure at the annual Music for All Choral Festivals held annually in Indianapolis.

2024 Festival Adjudicators

Our adjudication panel includes nationally-renowned choral directors from around the country.

Fernando Malvar-Ruiz headshot

Fernando Malvar-Ruiz
Artistic Director
Los Angeles Children's Chorus

Dr. Nicole Lamartine headshot

Dr. Nicole Lamartine
Director of Choirs
Central Washington University


Bruce Rogers headshot

Bruce Rogers
Director of Choral Activities
Mt. San Antonio College

Director of Choral Activities
University of Colorado Boulder


Apply to Perform

The participation fee is $500 per ensemble. Applications are being accepted now through September 16th. We can accommodate up to 30 ensembles.

Festival Application

Additional Information for Performing Ensembles

All ensemble concerts are open to the public. Daily parking fee is $5.


Upon arrival, please check-in in the lobby of Weill Hall at the Green Music Center. View the GMC map.

At check-in, you will be asked to provide three original copies of your music scores. You will then be assigned a group guide who will take you to your warm-up space 30 minutes prior to your performance time.


Parking passes are required for private vehicles. Passes are $5 and can be purchased at a yellow ticket machine next to the parking lot and the parking booth at the southern entrance of the University. Cars can park in any Green Music Center lot. (Lots L and O are the closest). 

Buses can park for free in Lot N. 

View the campus/parking lot map

Food Options

If students choose not to pack a lunch, food trucks will be on site.

Water bottle refilling stations are available in the Weill Hall courtyard.

Health and Safety at the Green Music Center for SSU Department of Music Festivals

Read our GMC protocols.