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Music Alumnus Receives Award for CMEA Bay Section Outstanding Classroom Music Educator
June 17, 2021

Former Music Education student, Cody Martin, recently received the CMEA Bay Section Outstanding Classroom/General Music Educator Award.

According to the...

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Watch Two New Recordings by the SSU Rock Collegium
May 20, 2021

Although the students of this semester's Rock Collegium weren't able to hold a live concert, they were still able to rock out and create these awesome tracks.

Rock Collegium is an...

Sixth-Annual Concerto Competition Winners Announced!
May 19, 2021

The winners for the Sixth-annual Concerto competition have been announced! We hope these talented musicians will be able to perform in concert with the SSU Symphony Orchestra during the 2021–22...

Students on multiple screens singing together and being directed by Dr. Jenny Bent
SSU Concert Choir and SonoVoce perform Eric Whitacre's "Glow"
May 17, 2021

Members of our Sonoma State University Concert Choir and our premier choral ensemble, SonoVoce, beautifully perform "Glow" by composer, Eric Whitacre.

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Senior, Matthew Bowker Wins 3rd Prize in the King's Peak International Music Competition
April 27, 2021

Recently, graduating senior and Music Education Major, Matthew Bowker entered himself into the King's Peak International Music Competition and won 3rd prize for his performance of...

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Giving Day and New Orchestra Season Announced
April 22, 2021

Mark your calendars! The Sonoma State Department of Music and SSU Symphony Orchestra is proud to participate in Sonoma State University's inaugural Giving Day on April 29, 2021

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Composer Alex Freeman joins SonoVoce to answer questions and discuss his piece, "Calle sin nombre"
April 6, 2021

This year, SonoVoce has put its heart and soul into preparing Finnish-American composer Alex Freeman's powerful work, Calle sin nombre. Monday, our singers met Alex, and the visit certainly...

Tribute to Tony Collins
April 2, 2021

Watch this trombone choir perform a touching tribute in honor of the late Tony Collins and read some of the things, others have had to say about the passing of a great teacher, performer, and...

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Project Pauline Premiers
March 25, 2021

Last night, Wednesday March 24, Project Pauline premiered its first ever video podcast episode on our website.

Project Pauline is an exploration of the...

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