Green Music Center At Sonoma State University

Green Music Center at Sonoma State University
The Green Music Center is the performing arts presenter at Sonoma State University, a regionally public serving university committed to educational access and excellence. Our mission is to present the most compelling artists of our time, to investigate ideas, and to provide access to diverse

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Artist Engagement Activities


Program description

International touring artists visit regional schools for engagement activities such as workshops, coaching sessions, performances, and conversations. Activities are designed to develop creative capacities, critical thinking skills, and encourage students to investigate communal and personal values while building empathy for the experiences of others. Students can also visit the Green Music Center


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Booking / scheduling contact

Program Detail

Program type: Assembly/Performance (In-School), Field Trip, Online/Streaming, Professional Development, Workshop/Class
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Multi-discipline, Music, Storytelling, Theatre
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Performing Arts, Social Studies and/or History
Population served: Grade 01, Grade 02, Grade 03, Grade 04, Grade 05, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Kindergarten, Pre-K, Students with Special Needs
Bilingual: Yes
Length of program: 45-90 minutes


Two or more years of educational programming experience: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes



  • Las Cafeteras at Loma Vista Immersion Academy leading lyric-writing workshop and group jam session


“Thank you for all of your efforts in facilitating this beautiful partnership. The combined events of a school visit from Las Cafeteras and the Saturday shows opened students' eyes to new worlds, new passions, new ways of thinking, new cultural connections, and new joy.  It also, importantly, validated their stories, ideas, talents, and experiences in ways that I'm sure we will all be processing for years to come.” - 6th grade teacher, Loma Vista Immersion Academy 

"I really like this band because they're bilingual, like me. I feel really happy because I get to go to their concert on Saturday. I think that our school should do this again because it had music and it was really fun." – 6th grade student, Loma Vista Immersion Academy (translated from Spanish)

“I thought it was a good idea to connect the performance with what we are doing in the classroom. This allows for us to look for workshops that we can connect with the community and work together for the greater good.” SSU graduate student, teaching credential program

“It was fun and brought what we were learning in class a reality. This gave me different perspectives of others' lives in my own classroom.” – SSU graduate student, education

“I think that the in-class activity was very enlightening. I felt that the way [the artists] engaged with the audience with the sort of questions they asked helped me better understand how this work impacts people today.” SSU junior, biology

“This performance was interesting and it also opened my eyes to different topics and questions that I should be considering.” SSU sophomore, business