Welcome to the SRJC Music Department



Join an Ensemble for Spring 2019!

Each ensemble director will have their own criteria for admission and placement within their group. Please contact the director of the ensemble you wish to join for more information.

For Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, contact Jody Benecke.

For Orchestra and Symphonic Band, contact Dr. Jerome Fleg.

For Jazz Band, contact Pete Estabrook.

For Jazz Combos, contact Bennett Friedman.

Students enrolled in SRJC performance ensembles are elso eligible for music scholarships and individual lessons (see below).

Music Scholarships

The Santa Rosa Junior College Music Department has a wide variety of scholarships available for both singers and instrumentalists. Scholarships are awarded based on a competitive audition that  takes place in April prior to the upcoming academic year. See the Music Scholarships page for more information.

Auditions for 2019-20 will be held on Friday April 26, 2019, beginning at 12 Noon. Applications will be available from the Music Office in the Spring. A successful scholarship audition can also count for admission into the Applied Music program. For more information on audition criteria, see the Auditions page.

Applied Music Auditions

Auditions for Applied Music (individual lessons) will be held on Friday January 18, 2019, beginning at 1PM. A sign-up sheet will be available in the Music Office during the first week of classes. See the Applied Music page for more information on our private lesson program. For more information on audition criteria, see the Auditions page.


The SRJC Music Department offers Associate in Arts degrees in Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, and Jazz Studies as well as an AA degree and vocational certificate in Digital Audio. We also provide the core curriculum for students seeking transfer to the CSU and/or UC as Music majors or minors, along with General Education survey courses and other opportunities for the general student.

Our performing groups include Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Jazz Band, Jazz Combos, and other ensembles that concertize both on campus and out in the community on a regular basis. Our outstanding Applied Music program provides opportunities for individual instruction and recital performance.

The Department regularly hosts performances and master classes by renowned guest artists, and we are closely allied with other musical groups in the community including the Santa Rosa Symphony, the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus, and various music teacher organizations such as MACCC, CAPMT, and MTAC.



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Office closed June and July (classes meet as scheduled)
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