ARTISTS ENGAGING WITH CAMPUS & COMMUNITIES

Third Coast Percussion leading workshop for marimba students
Discussion with Martha Redbone in SSU Native American Studies class
Villalobos Brothers at elementary school performance

The Green Music Center is committed to providing access to diverse artistic experiences and connecting the artists we present with the campus and regional communities we serve. This includes bringing artists into spaces beyond our stages to engage with communities in Sonoma County, and ensuring students of all ages have the opportunity to attend performances in our concert halls. Through these efforts, we aspire to cultivate an appreciation for the arts in our region and inspire empathy through exposure to cultures outside of one’s own.

SSU students attending performance in Weill Hall

The Green Music Center offers opportunities for Sonoma State University students, faculty, and staff to engage in a variety of artistic activities that complement and integrate with academic and student success programs. These experiences aim to foster creative capacities, critical thinking skills, and an exploration of diverse ideas and cultures.

As a partner in our campus Arts Integration Program, we offer faculty and leaders from student success programs (e.g. MESA, EOP, The HUB, etc.) complimentary tickets to bring their classes and student affinity groups to Green Music Center performances as a part of their course and programmatic work.

Artists performing at the Green Music Center also visit classes representing a broad range of disciplines and student groups to lead activities such as workshops, demonstrations, coaching sessions, and conversations.

For more information, contact our Engagement Manager at becky.cale@sonoma.edu.

Las Cafeteras performing at a Santa Rosa elementary school

The Green Music Center collaborates with partners in our communities to offer complimentary and deeply discounted tickets to select performances in an effort to ensure students of all ages have access and exposure to the arts. 

Many of the artists performing at the Green Music Center also participate in activities such as visits to K-12 schools and community organizations, pre- and post-performance discussions, and workshops with community members at our venue. These engagement activities are designed to nurture creative capacities, critical thinking skills, and encourage participants to investigate communal and personal values.

For more information about these programs, contact our Engagement Manager at becky.cale@sonoma.edu.