Student Ticket Policy

PLEASE NOTE: All music student and performer comps will only be available if the venue has sold less than 75% of its capacity. After sales reach this point, tickets can be purchased at the discounted student rate.


Complimentary Tickets for Music Students

Bienen School of Music students are eligible to receive 1 (one) complimentary ticket for all Bienen School of Music events, including:

  • Bienen School of Music ensemble concerts
  • Bienen School of Music operas
  • Public-ticketed master classes
  • Faculty recitals
  • Guest Artists and Series**

For events with more than one performance (e.g. operas), music students may receive one complimentary ticket per the entire run, not per performance.

**At the discretion of the Concert Management Office, comps to certain pre-determined guest artist concerts may be limited to students of a specific instrument/discipline.

See below for a list of upcoming concerts that fall under this exemption, as of September 8, 2017:

Concert Date Instrument/Discipline
Skyline Piano Artist Series: Yekwon Sunwoo  October 27, 2017  Piano
The Crossing March 16, 2018 Voice and Choral Conducting 

Complimentary Tickets for Performers

Student performers in any student ensemble concert or faculty recital are entitled to 2 (two) complimentary tickets. It is the responsibility of the ensemble to provide a list to Sean Brennan, Ticketing Manager, before any tickets are distributed.

Student soloists in any student ensemble concert, faculty recital, or master class are entitled to 6 (six) complimentary tickets.

Opera cast members are entitled to a fixed number of complimentary tickets for the run of the opera--NOT for each performance--depending on the quarter in which the opera takes place. See below for a quarterly breakdown:

  • Fall Opera: 4 complimentary tickets for the run
  • Winter Opera: 6 complimentary tickets for the run
  • Spring Opera: 4 complimentary tickets for the run

It is the responsibility of the opera production manager to provide a list of cast members to Sean Brennan, Ticketing Manager, before any tickets are distributed.


Obtaining Your Complimentary Tickets

Students MUST claim comps in person--no online or over-the-phone sales are allowed.

Your complimentary tickets can be requested in person at the Concerts@Bienen Box Office at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall or in the lobby of the performance venue prior to the performance with a valid Wildcard. However, we STRONGLY encourage you to request your tickets in advance in order to reduce lines and ensure that performances will start promptly.

The Concerts at Bienen Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

No student will be admitted to any ticketed performance without a valid ticket.

If you are contacted by someone interested in bringing a group to a performance, please direct the interested party to Sean Brennan, Ticketing Manager, at sean.brennan@northwestern.edu.