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 2023-2024. Please join us.  

CMEA*          California Music Educators Association

Friday, October 13, 2023

Scholarship recipients with certificates on stage for group picture

Scholarship Showcase Fall 2023

Schroeder Hall

Please join us as the Music and Theater Arts & Dance departments present a free recital, by scholarship recipients, to thank the generous supporters and scholarship donors to the Center for Performing Arts.

Scholarship Showcase Digital Program

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - Wednesday, October 25, 2023

2023 Sonoma Invitational Choral Festival

Green Music Center
2023 Sonoma Invitational Choral Festival

Weill Hall and Schroeder Hall at the Green Music Center October 24-25, 2023

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...View Event Details

Monday, December 11, 2023

Students playing in concert

Concert Band and Noma Winds- Celebration of Winds

Weill Hall, Green Music Center

Concert Band

R. Anderson Collinsworth, conductor

Kim Mieder, guest conductor

Noma Winds

Kim Mieder, guest conductor

Monday December 11, 2023

Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall

7:30 pm

Concert Band and Noma Winds digital program


Nathan Hale Trilogy James Curnow (b. 1943) 1. Intrada 2. Intermezzo 3. Finale

The Red Balloon Anne McGinty (b. 1945)

Robert Springer, conductor

March of the Belgian Paratroopers Pierre Leemans (1897–1980) Arr. James Swearingen

Charlie Gomez,...View Event Details

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 - Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Orchestral conducting workshop in Weill Hall

Orchestra Conducting Workshop

Schroeder Hall

January 16–18, 2024 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, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (K. 525)

Elgar, Serenade for Strings

Holst, St. Paul Suite

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

Friday, February 9, 2024

Jazz Orchestra on Weill stage

SSU/Redwood Empire Jazz Festival

Weill Hall, Green Music Center
The SSU/Redwood Empire Jazz Festival is a 1-day competitive and educational event open to high school and middle school big bands and jazz combos. Each band gets to perform in our amazing Weill Hall. Trophies will be awarded to the top three bands of each class. Each band will receive taped and written comments, a 30 minute clinic from a renowned jazz educator, and a video of their performance. Top soloists from each band will be recognized with certificates. Each day, the SSU jazz faculty will provide additional rolling clinics and the SSU Jazz Orchestra will perform. All performances...View Event Details

Saturday, February 24, 2024

National Association of Teachers of Singing Inc. logo

2024 NATS Vocal Festival

Schroeder Hall
Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and more than 35 other countries. The Redwood Empire Chapter of NATS is composed of dynamic and dedicated members from the Northern California area. Our intention is to continue to expand, explore, and inform our amazing vocal community. We strive to strengthen our growing membership by continuing to provide workshops and master classes presented by artists of national and international acclaim, and by highly...View Event Details

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - Thursday, March 14, 2024

2024 Sonoma Invitational Wind Band & Orchestra Festival

Weill Hall, Green Music Center

2024 Sonoma Invitational Wind Band & Orchestra Festival

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

March 13–15, 2024

Weill Hall at the Green Music Center

For more updated information, visit our Festivals and Outreach page for the 2024 Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival

The Sonoma Invitational Wind Band and Orchestra Festival is a three-day event open to select high school ensembles from throughout the Western States. Featured performances will be given by the Sonoma Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra,...View Event Details

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Jomei Greer sitting and playing at the piano

SSU Concerto Competition

Schroeder Hall
The Ninth Annual Sonoma State University Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition will take place on Sunday, April 7, at 7:30pm in Schroeder Hall.

How to Apply to the Concerto Competition

In consultation with your private teacher, please fill out the Concerto Competition Application Form and submit it to Dr. Kahn via email by Friday, March 1, 2024, at 5pm. Participants should provide 1 copy of the score (piano reduction acceptable) to Dr. Kahn along with their application form, in the form of a pdf attachment or a link to an online score.

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Friday, April 26, 2024

CMEA State Choral Festival

Green Music Center