Daily Schedule

2024 pianoSonoma Cabernet

Hosted by the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University.


Session I: Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 19, 2024
Session II: Sunday, July 21 – Friday, July 26, 2024

The daily schedule at pianoSonoma Cabernet seeks to attain the ideal balance between individual practice time, chamber music rehearsals, private instruction, and small-group performance opportunities.  Below is a sketch of what the daily schedule looks like for the festival. Please stay tuned for changes—details will be provided as they become available.

2023 Festival Schedule*

*Schedule is subject to change

Opening Events, Sunday

3:00-5:00PM: Check-in at Schroeder Hall at the Green Music Center (optional for non-dorm participants)

6:00PM: Opening Reception Dinner at Pascaline Bistro in Santa Rosa
This is an optional event for participants and guests at an additional per person fee. Consider bringing a sweater for the outdoor seating.

Daily Schedule, Monday-Friday

8:00AM: Practice rooms open for practice

9:00AM-12:15PM: Private lessons, guided rehearsals, and practice
Read more about what to expect below.

12:15PM: Lunch
Participant lunches are included in tuition. Guests may be added for an additional fee.

1:15PM-2:45PM: Performance Class

Weekday Schroeder Hall Concerts*

*Each participant will receive one complimentary ticket for each concert during his/her session.

Additions and Changes
  • On Fridays, the Final Participant Recital will take place at 1:15PM in Schroeder Hall.
  • On Wednesday, July 25, we will hold a special music/wine tasting event at Thumbprint Winery at 4:30pm for participants and invited guests. The cost for this event will be $80 per adult. Children are free.
  • We will hold a farewell party on the Friday evening of each session at the home of a local participant.
  • There may be other in-house events to be announced soon.


What To Expect

Private Lessons—Individual 45-minute instruction with pianoSonoma faculty and Artists in Residence (depending on availability) to work on repertoire in a one-on-one setting.

Guided Rehearsals—45-minute sessions with Artists in Residence to work on chamber music repertoire and ensemble skills.

Practice Time—45-minute scheduled blocks of time in assigned practice rooms for individual practice.

Performance Class—A unique space for participants, faculty, and Artists to come together and share repertoire in a supportive environment. Faculty and Artists in Residence will briefly coach musicians following each performance.

Final Participant Recital—An end-of-the-week recital to celebrate the participants’ hard work for a small audience of invited guests.

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