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 2020-2021. Please join us.  

CMEA*          California Music Educators Association

Friday, October 15, 2021

students on stage holding certificates

Scholarship Showcase Fall 2021

Schroeder Hall

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

SSU Brass Day

Schroeder Hall

Saturday October 16, 2021

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Schroder Hall at the Green Music Center

Fill 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

2021 Sonoma State University November Choral Festival

Weill Hall

The SSU Choral Festival is full, and we are no longer accepting new registrations.

The 2021 Sonoma State University Choral Festival will be held Friday, November 12 in Weill Hall. The festival is open to high school and junior college choirs. Please make sure to register on our Google Form .

Registration Fee

The registration fee is $150 per chorus. Checks should be payable to Sonoma State University and must be received by Friday, October 22nd.

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Violinist closeup from the side

Sonoma State Day of Strings 2021

Green Music Center

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

wind band on stage performing with Dr. Kim Mieder conducting

NOMA Winds

Weill Hall

Health and Safety for the 2021-22 Season

Beginning September 20, 2021, we will be implementing the following safety procedures for the 2021-22 Season.

Masks are required when indoors for everyone. All audience members will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test, for indoor seating at the Green Music Center.

This includes audience members of all ages. For more information about our health and safety guidelines visit: https://gmc.sonoma.edu/ covid-19/

*All in-person performances...View Event Details

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - Wednesday, January 12, 2022

folks seated in chairs on stage with a person conducting and someone assisting them in Weill Hall

Conducting Workshop with Markand Thakar

Green Music Center

January 11-13

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, 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...View Event Details

Thursday, January 20, 2022

SSU/Redwood Empire Jazz Festival- CANCELED

Weill Hall

Canceled due to new COVID-19 restrictions

Come hear the best high school jazz bands in Northern California at our competitive/educational festival.

Entry Form

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

Instrument Storage GMC 1057

Warmup GMC 1058 one half hour before performance

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Wind Ensemble performing on Weill hall stage

Sonoma County Honor Bands Performance- CANCELED

Weill Hall

Canceled due to new COVID-19 restrictions.

2022 Sonoma County Honor Band

Weekend Schedule

Friday, January 28, 2022

Seating, Welcome & Warm-Ups | 4:15 PM | Weill Hall

Rehearsal | 4:30 PM – 6:45 PM | Weill Hall

Dinner Break | 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM | At or Near Sonoma State Campus

Rehearsal | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Weill Hall

Saturday, January 29,...View Event Details

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - Thursday, March 10, 2022

Sonoma State University, Music for all, Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival, March 9-11, Regional affiliate of the music for all national festival presented by yamaha, official affiliate regional travel partners, music for all sponsors

Sonoma Invitational 2022

Weill Hall

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

March 9–11, 2022

Weill Hall

Festival Digital Program

EXCLUSIVELY ON FRIDAY, March 11 from 12:00–12:30pm: Open Rehearsal with Sonoma State Symphonic Wind Ensemble featuring composer John Mackey


John Mackey (he/him) has written for orchestras (Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York Youth Symphony), theater (Dallas Theater Center), and extensively for dance (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Parsons Dance Company, New York...View Event Details