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On behalf of the Greenfarm faculty, staff and supporters, I invite you to join us for our sixth year of quality arts programming for youthful people of all ages. As the educational component of the Green Music center we continuously aim to balance the rigors of practice needed for artistic mastery with the leisurely pace of summer days. Please read on and you will find, along with your favorite returning programs, some exciting new faces. And to top it off, we are taking the program to the next level as
GreenFarm Goes Global!
Brian Wilson Greenfarm Director

New This Season:
Guitar Ensemble Camp
, led by SSU’s resident classical guitarist, Eric Cabalo, for students ages 8–18.
The Sonoma Brass Workshop, led by The Bay Brass, members of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Opera and Ballet orchestras—and intensive four-day workshop for serious brass players in high school and college.
Classic Theatre in Greece, where three weeks of morning classes on Spetses Island in voice, dance, and study of classic drama, plus evening rehearsals of a classic tragedy or comedy culminate in a week of touring productions in modern and ancient amphitheatres.

About Greenfarm
Pre-College Programs
Pre-Professional Programs Director Brian and Students Photo
Professional Programs
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Greenfarm is the Arts + Education program of the Green Music Center in Sonoma County, California. Each summer—and eventually year-round—Greenfarm offers a broad assortment of unusually rich, interactive, arts-centered learning experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds

In addition to being the home of the Santa Rosa Symphony and Sonoma State University’s performing arts programs, the Green Music Center will serve as a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub for the larger Napa-Sonoma-Mendocino-Marin County region in Northern California

Born of a partnership between a first-tier symphony orchestra and a thriving liberal arts college campus, the Green Music Center’s mission is to cross-pollinate, to leverage, to synergize arts and learning in such a way that the impact of both is deepened.

Greenfarm embodies the Green Music Center’s commitment to establishing the arts as a vital, thriving and indispensable part of our communities.

Greenfarm was established to realize the Green Music Center’s arts + education mission. In these early years, while the Green Music Center complex is being built, Greenfarm is bringing together high-quality, arts-centered training programs on the campus of Sonoma State University.


Young People + Teachers
This summer, Greenfarm’s mix of participants runs the gamut from kids to teachers, from young students to lifelong learners.

Sonoma State University +
Santa Rosa Symphony

Greenfarm’s performance arts programs for youth include music training in a conservatory environment by university professors and the finest performing arts professionals in Northern California. Its theatre and dance sessions take advantage of Broadway-level facilities with some of the most creative directors and coaches from the San Francisco and Northern California region.

Youth Programs + College Campus
Greenfarm sends children to college—every summer. They get innovative, college-level academic training—early. They get college-level resources to explore. Sonoma State University is a hub of intellectual life and artistic development in Sonoma County. Young people thrive in such an environment. Better yet—they begin to imagine their place in the world of higher education and beyond.

Music Ensemble + Private Coaching
In addition to ensemble playing, Greenfarm students receive private coaching by members of the Santa Rosa Symphony and/or Sonoma State University Performing Arts faculty. Special master classes conducted by a distinguished coterie of visiting artists from the Green Music Festival Chamber Series top off the summer’s many up-close, side-by-side learning experience for Greenfarm music students.

Mind + Spirit
Greenfarm teaches teachers to deepen the impact of their classroom work with creative exploration to open young minds and awaken young talents.

Aim High + Reach Wide
Perhaps the biggest plus of all, Greenfarm aims to bring the highest quality arts and education experiences to the widest possible audience—the best to as many people as possible.

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Brian Wilson
Jeff Langley & Robin Draper
Chair, Board of Directors:
Creighton White
Operations Coordinators:
Nick Pulley, Liam Robertson
Linnea Mullins
Production Coordinator:
Kamen Nikolov
Marketing & Development:
Alan Kleinschmidt
Ruth Wilson
Admin. Coordinator, Theatre Arts:
Shelley Martin
Admin. Coordinator, Music:
Mary Rogers
Admin. Support Assistant:
Julie Blakenship
Website Production:
Barbara Sikora, Christopher Kerr

Greenfarm Program Directors
Pre-College Division

Santa Rosa Symphony Summer Music Academy: Michael Fontaine & Ben Taylor
Excel for Youth:
Alison Marks
Guitar Camp:
Eric Cabalo
Piano Camp:
Peggy Nance & Marilyn Thompson

Pre-Professional Division
Quantum Opera Theatre:
Lynne Morrow
Sonoma Brass Workshop:
Brian Wilson, Vicky Greenbaum, Dave Fichera
Chanticleer Workshop:
Robert Worth
Professional Development
Midsummer Night Sings:

Robert Worth
Ready Set Sing!:
Robert Worth

Sonoma State University
School of Extended Education Dean:

Les Adler

Green Music Center Executive Director:
Floyd Ross

Green Music Center Artistic Director:
Jeff Langley

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