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 2022-2023. Please join us.  

CMEA*          California Music Educators Association

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - Friday, October 28, 2022

Sonoma State Sings Choral Festival

Weill Hall

2022 Choral and Voice Festival

Weill Hall and Schroeder Hall at the Green Music Center

October 27-28, 2022

Combined Concert Choir Program

Sonoma State Sings! (formerly known as the Sonoma State University Choral Festival) is a two-day event for high school and junior college choirs. Sonoma State Sings! offers your students the opportunity to perform...View Event Details

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Violinist closeup from the side

Sonoma State Day of Strings 2022

Schroeder Hall

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

This free event will take place Sunday, November 20, 2022, 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, participate in masterclasses on standard college admission repertoire, 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....View Event Details

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Orchestral Conducting Workshop

Schroeder Hall

January 3–5, 2023 Green Music Center Sonoma State University

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, Divertimento K. 136

Barber, Adagio for Strings

Britten, Simple Symphony

All ensemble sessions will be captured on digital video, which Fellows are free to use without conditions.

Fellows will...View Event Details

Friday, January 27, 2023 - Saturday, January 28, 2023

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - Thursday, March 9, 2023

Sonoma Invitational Wind Band & Orchestra Festival

Green Music Center

2023 Sonoma Invitational Wind Band & Orchestra Festival

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

March 8–10, 2023

Weill Hall at the Green Music Center

The 2023 Sonoma Invitational Festival is full. Please contact Festival Host Andy Collinsworth to be placed on a waitlist.

For more updated information, visit our Festivals and Outreach page for the 2023 Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival

The Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival is a three-day event that...View Event Details

Monday, April 17, 2023

Kim Mieder conducting noma winds in weill hall

Noma Winds

Weill Hall

Noma Winds is the Sonoma State University Department of Music’s premier youth wind ensemble. The group offers Sonoma County students a rich cultural and educational support group for high school instrumentalists currently enrolled in a band program, are home-schooled or otherwise don’t have access to a band program at their school. All current and recently graduated high school wind, brass and percussionists are invited to join this free program.View Event Details

Friday, April 28, 2023

CMEA State Band and Orchestra Festival

Weill Hall, Green Music Center