Sonoma State University is a public liberal arts college located in California's premier wine country, one hour north of San Francisco. Nestled at the base of the idyllic Sonoma Mountains, the campus is home to more than 9,000 undergraduate students and is among the most popular campuses in the California State University system. Named a "Most Wired" campus by The Princeton Review and a "Best Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report, SSU was first in the country to offer an undergraduate degree in Wine Business. For more information, visit sonoma.edu.
Sonoma State University offers generous scholarships and performance opportunities in instrumental, choral, jazz, and music theatre. SSU Music graduates are high achievers who go on to successful careers as music educators and mentors, jazz and recording artists, and performers in all media from symphonies and pit orchestras to clubs and sound studios. Music students at Sonoma State enroll in one of the following degree programs: the Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies, Music Education, Vocal/Instrumental Performance or Orchestral Studies; the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Liberal Studies concentration; or the Music Minor. The Department of Music is housed in the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center, a state-of-the-art performing arts complex within a public university that includes the 1400-seat Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, the 250-seat Schroeder Recital Hall, an education wing, and meeting and conference facilities. For more information, visit sonoma.edu/music.
Theatre Arts majors at Sonoma State University choose between four programs; acting, dance, technical theatre, and general theatre. Performance concentrations are offered in three areas. The acting concentration offers a conservatory style approach to prepare the student actor for the professional theatre world. The dance concentration offers contemporary approaches to dance with special attention to the integration of mind, body and spirit. The technical theatre track focuses on the development of technical theatre, stage management, and design skills. These concentrations provide training for student actors, dancers, and designers through career-track, intensive curriculum. The fourth area of concentration, General Theatre, offers a liberal arts curriculum intended for students interested in studying theatre in education, writing for and about theatre, arts management, and other theatre-based careers. For more information, visit sonoma.edu/theatreanddance.