Stanford Live loves students!

From discounted tickets to exclusive access to artists to a chance to run a Stanford Live show, there are lots of ways Stanford students can take advantage of the Stanford Live season. 

Student-only seats and prices

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students can purchase 2 discounted tickets per SUID. Be sure to bring your ID card when you buy tickets in person and when you use your tickets to enter the hall. Tickets are available through the Bing Concert Hall Ticket Office and online.

Meet the Artists

Want to get closer to Stanford Live's artists? Here are the upcoming campus events that bring together the students and the stars. We're constantly adding programs, so be sure to check this page often for new events and information!

"World Music for (Classical) Strings" with Kronos Quartet
Friday, October 3, 4:00 - 6:00 PM | Kimball Residence
Members of the renowned ensemble share with Stanford community string players some of the techniques, timbres, and rhythms they have encountered in their decades of collaboration with musicians across the globe. For student string players interested in participating: Kronos will bring repertoire to teach and learn together; no need to prepare a piece beforehand. 

For more information or to sign up to participate, please email Ryan Davis at

Kronos Quartet Open Rehearsal
Sunday, October 5, 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Bing Concert Hall
Learn more and RSVP for this free event by emailing A Q&A session and student-only pizza pre-concert dinner will follow.

Master Class with Steven Isserlis
Thursday, October 9, 1:00 – 2:30 PM | Bing Concert Hall Studio

World renowned cellist Steven Isserlis will coach select Stanford students in a special master class before his evening performance with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. 

Engineering Meet-up with Pomplamoose’s Jack Conte
Wednesday, October 15 , 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Huang Café

Drop by to learn about creative crowdfunding site Patreon, its projects, potential internships and other career opportunities from Jack Conte and other engineers from Patreon.

Unpacking Pomplamoose: Music Video Production with Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn
Wednesday, October 15, 5:00 - 6:30 PM | Bing Concert Hall Studio

Join Jack and Nataly for a free discussion focusing on their brand of video production, from the conceptual to the mechanics. In the process, you will hear the story of Pomplamoose and about their vision for a sustainable arts ecology through the development of a new online platform called Patreon. Stanford students can reserve their free tickets via the discussion's event page. Free advanced reservations are available to Stanford students only via the discussion's event page; general public tickets will be available on the day of the event.

Puppetry Workshop with Blind Summit Theatre
Wednesday, Oct 29, 5:00 -7:00 PM | Bing Concert Hall Studio

The workshop will be an introductory demonstration of some basic principles of puppet design, construction, and manipulation. RSVP to participate by emailing

Learn the Ropes

Stanford Live Ambassadors

Looking to learning about a career in the performing arts? Hope to cultivate a vibrant culture of arts and ideas at Stanford? Want insider access to student-only events, free tickets to performances, or a chance to produce shows at Bing Concert Hall? 

Become a student ambassador! The Stanford Live Student Ambassadors (SLAm) is a group that meets regularly to consult with Stanford Live's artistic staff, to plan and produce student events, and to serve as Stanford Live's liaisons to other students and arts organizations on campus. They meet once per month to share thoughts on programming concerts and student incentives, plan and produce special events such as Bing Studio Sessions student cabarets (see below), and curate unique opportunities for students to interact with the artists and art. If you are interested in playing a part in Stanford Live’s planning and programming by becoming an ambassador, email

Stanford Live Interns

If you have career ambitions in the performing arts, beef up your résumé and gain real-world experience by becoming a (paid!) student intern. The Stanford Live internship program brings together students interested in sharpening skills in arts presenting and administration to work in individual department areas of Stanford Live (Artistic Programming and Engagement, Development, Marketing and Communications, Community Engagement, Production, and Operations) under the supervision of professional staff. Interns form the core cohort of SLAm, providing administrative leadership and collaborating on SLAm's student-led projects! Visit the Jobs & Internships page for more information.

Run the show

Besides serving as a platform for student advocacy and perspectives on performing arts in campus life and for behind-the-scenes action at a major performing arts center, SLAm offers Stanford students opportunities to try a hand at programming and producing live performance. 

Bing Studio Sessions are quarterly cabaret showcases of student musicians and ensembles, theater makers, dance groups, and more, presented by SLAm in the Bing Studio.

Stanford Live Opening Acts allows select student curators to program short performances by campus ensembles in the context of creative dialogue with performances by world-class artists at Bing Concert Hall. For more information about curating an opening act, email Ryan Davis at