SSU Center for Performing Arts

SSU Music Department

Performing Arts at Sonoma State University develops complete artists for a changing time. Inspired collaborators engage in their work with one another to improve the larger world they inhabit. Vital human beings devote themselves to a process of discovery, seeking its ultimate expression in performance.

Faculty Composers Concert

Faculty Composers Concert

Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 – 7:30 pm

The music faculty boasts many active composers who write music in all genres, from art song and musical theatre to contemporary Classical, Jazz and avant-garde. This annual …

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World Premiere Jazz

World Premiere Jazz

Friday, Mar. 15, 2019 – 7:30 pm

An evening of new music composed and arranged by SSU Faculty, Alumni & Students.

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New Music Sonoma: A Concert of 21st Century Works

New Music Sonoma: A Concert of 21st Century Works

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 – 7:30 pm

A concert of new music under the direction of Composition Program Director Thom Limbert.

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Seawolf Day Sampler Concert

Seawolf Day Sampler Concert

Saturday, Apr. 6, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Admitted students and their families are invited to learn about the music department at this annual Music Department Sampler Concert, a one-hour show of solo, jazz, and chamber ensemble pieces performed by current students.

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Navarro Trio

Navarro Trio

Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 – 2:00 pm

The Navarro Trio, music department Chamber Artists-in-Residence, was co-founded in 1992 by faculty members Marilyn Thompson, piano, and Jill Rachuy Brindel, cello.

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Concerto Competition

Concerto Competition

Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Fourth Annual Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition

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CMEA 6th California State Band and Orchestra Festival

CMEA 6th California State Band and Orchestra Festival

Friday, Apr. 12, 2019 – 8:00 am

The California Music Educators Association is proud to announce its 6th California State Band and Orchestra Festival, presented by World Projects, to be held at Weill Hall on the campus of Sonoma State University on April 12, 2019. 

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Classical Guitar Guest Artist Series

Classical Guitar Guest Artist Series

Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Guitar guest to be announced soon.

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Symphonic Chorus and Concert Choir

Symphonic Chorus and Concert Choir

Friday, Apr. 26, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Jennny Bent conducts the university choirs

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Symphony Orchestra Season Finale

Symphony Orchestra Season Finale

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Thematic Transformations

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Brass Ensemble: Quests

Brass Ensemble: Quests

Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019 – 2:00 pm

Join the Brass Ensemble in Weill Hall for "Quests," a program of bold themes and impossible dreams

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Instrumental Repertory Recital II

Instrumental Repertory Recital II

Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2019 – 7:30 pm

The Instrumental Repertory Recital is the final exam for students receiving private instrument lessons.

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Instrumental Repertory Recital III

Instrumental Repertory Recital III

Wednesday, May. 1, 2019 – 2:00 pm

The Instrumental Repertory Recital is the final exam for students receiving private instrument lessons.

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Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

Friday, May. 3, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Program details to come

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Rock Collegium

Rock Collegium

Saturday, May. 4, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Rock Collegium, an outgrowth of MUS 481 – Special Topics Workshop, brings students to the stage as creators and performers of classic Rock tunes and original pieces based on their study of various Rock styles.

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Opera and Music Theatre Scenes

Opera and Music Theatre Scenes

Saturday, May. 4, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Progam details to come

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Jazz Combo Concert

Jazz Combo Concert

Tuesday, May. 7, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Progam details to come

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Jazz Orchestra

Jazz Orchestra

Wednesday, May. 8, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Program details to come

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Opera and Music Theatre Scenes

Opera and Music Theatre Scenes

Thursday, May. 9, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Progam details to come

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Friday, May. 10, 2019 – 7:30 pm

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band give their final concert of the season, featuring music for woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments.

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Student Composers Concert

Student Composers Concert

Saturday, May. 11, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Progam details to come

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Vocal Repertory Recital II

Vocal Repertory Recital II

Tuesday, May. 14, 2019 – 3:15 pm

The Vocal Repertory Recital is the final exam for students receiving voice lessons.

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Vocal Repertory Recital III

Vocal Repertory Recital III

Wednesday, May. 15, 2019 – 2:00 pm

The Vocal Repertory Recital is the final exam for students receiving voice lessons.

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