Overview

Voted among the Most Wired, Top Green & Best Value schools in America (Princeton Review), Sonoma State University offers generous scholarships and performance opportunities in instrumental, choral, jazz, and music theatre.

Our 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, or Vocal/Instrumental Performance; the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, Liberal Studies concentration; or the Music Minor. The Department of Music is pleased to announce the inauguration of an Orchestral Studies program in 2015-16.

Aim High. Reach Wide. Educate All.

Accredited since 1972 by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Department of Music at Sonoma State is situated an hour north of San Francisco in the heart of California�۪s wine country. Crisp mornings fueled by Pacific Ocean breezes give way to dry and sunny days, providing an idyllic climate for work and play.

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.

Since Lang Lang�۪s solo performance at Weill Hall�۪s Grand Opening in 2012, the breath-taking acoustics of this uniquely designed space have attracted such artists as Yo-Yo Ma, the Vienna Philharmonic, Herbie Hancock, Itzhak Perlman, John Adams, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Wynton Marsalis and countless others.

The Hall serves the campus and community as both a major concert venue and the performance space for the Department of Music. Student ushers get the added perk of earning money while experiencing top-tier talent!

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