Vocal Repertory Concert- Ballads, Howls, and Dreams: Vocal Compositions by SSU Students, Faculty, Alumni, and Friends

Alfie Halpern singing on stage at SSU with piano accompanist

Vocal Repertory Class regularly explores all eras of music history, ranging across genres and parts of the world to broaden its singers skills and experience. In this concert, all the voice majors have the rare and exciting opportunity to perform contemporary music by their mentors and peers. They will present ten newly composed songs written by current SSU students and recent alumni. Percussion instructor and composer, Jennifer Wilsey, has collaborated with two of the singers to create two new Dream Songs, which will receive their world premiere at this concert. Several singers will perform selections from Byron Songs by Brian Wilson, director of the Music Theory and Jewish Studies programs. Others will sing charming songs by long time Music Department pianist, Richard Riccardi, set to lyrics by Dorothy Parker. And Composition Program director Thom Limbert will perform his electronic work, Petaluma Howl, with one of SSU’s most intrepid students. Join us for an evening filled with contemporary sounds, world premieres, and the creative sparks of vocal music composition at Sonoma State University.

Streaming will take place on this page on the performance date and time.

Vocal Repertory Recital Digital Program


Health and Safety for the 2022 Spring Season

  • Masks are no longer required but are strongly recommended in indoor settings. They will no longer be required unless the artist requests it. We fully support and respect everyone who wishes to wear masks.
  • Per county and state guidelines, proof of vaccination and negative tests are no longer required to attend Green Music Center performances.
  • Please do not attend an event if you are experiencing any unexplained, COVID-related symptoms as listed here on the CDC website or if you have had recent close contact with an individual who is confirmed as having COVID-19—even if you are fully vaccinated.

For more information about our health and safety guidelines visit: https://gmc.sonoma.edu/covid-19/

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

Schroeder Hall and Live-streamed
Admission Fees
Free, Registration required for in-person attendance
Date and Time Ticket Link
Tuesday, May, 17, 2022, 7:30pm