Arts Integration Program

Eighth Blackbird with Students
Eighth Blackbird artists coaching music students

Sonoma State University’s Arts Integration Program offers opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to engage in a variety of artistic experiences that complement and integrate with academic and student success programs. These activities aim to foster creativity, an exploration of diverse ideas, and inspire empathy through exposure to cultures outside of one's own.

Guided by our university’s core values, the School of Arts & Humanities, Green Music Center, University Art Gallery, and University Library Gallery partner to provide our university community with access to resources and tools that support interdisciplinary collaborations, innovative programs, and the priorities of Sonoma State’s Strategic Plan 2025.



Complimentary Tickets 

Students at Las Cafeteras
Students attending Las Cafeteras performance

Faculty and student success program leaders (e.g. MESA, EOP, The HUB, etc.) may request complimentary tickets to bring their classes and student affinity groups to performing arts events around campus as a part of their course and programmatic work.

Please visit the ticketing portal for more information about requesting access to these programs.



Artist Engagement Activities

Contemporary Dance
Martha Redbone leading class discussion about Cherokee, Choctaw, and African-American cultures

Professional artists performing at the Green Music Center participate in residency activities such as lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and conversations with students, faculty, and staff. These activities are designed to develop creative capacities, critical thinking skills, and encourage participants to investigate communal and personal values. 

During the 22-23 academic year, the Green Music Center will offer both in-person and online engagement activities that connect artists with classrooms. For more information, contact Becky Cale at



Gallery Tours

Thomas Vu University Art Gallery
Students viewing the work of Thomas Vu at the University Art Gallery

The gallery produces museum-quality exhibitions including solo and group shows featuring work by regional and nationally known artists, art faculty, and students. Incorporate a University Art Gallery visit into your curriculum.  






2021-22 Student Survey Data

Kalani Pe' a culture discussion
Kalani Pe'a leading class discussion about Hawaiian music, language, and culture
  • 85% agreed the activity connected with their coursework

  • 85% indicated they would like to attend other performances and/or participate in artist-lead activities with their classes in the future

  • 81% feel the experience will inspire them to be more creative in their life, work, or artistic endeavors

  • 71% were introduced to ideas or cultures with which they were previously unfamiliar

  • Additional data and testimonials (link to updated 2021-22 program stats document)


For more information about these programs, please contact:

Becky Cale, Green Music Center –