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Concerts Fall 2024

We're preparing next fall's lineup, check back in August.
All events are at Snider Music Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. unless stated otherwise.
All dates and times are subject to change.

Student Concert Series

  • Fall Student Concerts are TBA

Tickets are available both at the box office and online. Please purchase your tickets/reserve your seats online to expedite seating. Live streams of concerts and events, along with an archive of select past concerts, can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

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Stan State Music YouTube

All events and times are subject to change. Check the Ticket Reservations site for the most current schedule.


Faculty & Staff Complimentary Music Tickets

Stanislaus State Faculty and Staff are entitled to one (1) complimentary ticket per event for any non-special event in our concert season! We hope you will join us this season. You can claim your ticket:

  1. At the Snider Recital Hall box office during box office hours (see bottom of page) or as early as one hour prior to any concert.
  2. Request your ticket via email by contacting musictechnician@csustan.edu.

If you have any questions about redeeming your complimentary ticket or purchasing additional tickets to our events please contact the Music Department Office.

Snider Recital Hall Box Office Hours

Box office hours are held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Fridays during the semester, except on Fridays without classes. The box office opens for at-door ticket sales generally 30 minutes prior to the event start time. Tickets are also available online at the link below! Please consider purchasing your tickets (or reserving your seat for free events) in advance, to expedite seating. Online sales/reservations generally begin four weeks prior to the event.

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Past Events

Special Events

Ghiglieri Piano Competition, March 30
Stan State Jazz Festival, April 12 & 13
Jazz Festival Headliner: Carmen Staaf Trio plus the SCMEA Honor Jazz Band, April 12, 7pm
Galen Trio, April 26, 2024

Guitar Artist in Recital: Yuri Liberzon, May 17, 2024

Student Concert Series

  • Opera Scenes: Spring is Bustin’ Out All Over, April 11, 2024
  • Latin American Music Ensemble, May 2, 2024
  • Wind Ensemble with Merced High School Band, May 3, 2024
  • Jazz Spring Concert, May 6, 2024
  • Percussion Ensemble Concert, May 7, 2024
  • Spring Choral Concert, May 8, 2024
  • Wind Ensemble with Ceres High School Band, May 9, 2024
  • Student Chamber Music Recital, May 13 at 7:30pm
  • 38th Annual New Music Festival, May 14, 2024
  • Spring Orchestra Concert, May 16, 2024

Special Events

Veruschka Mainhard, soprano 9/23
Tina Raymond Trio Jazz Concert 10/17
Guitarraganza Guitar Festival 10/19-21
Carolfest 12/3


Student Concert Series

  • Opera Scenes 11/8
  • Orchestra Concert 11/30
  • Student Chamber Music Concert 12/1
  • Percussion Ensemble 12/5
  • Jazz Combos and Ensemble concert 12/6
  • Wind Ensemble 12/7

Special Events

¡Guitarraganza!

March 9-10, 2023. The festival is a celebration of guitar studies and performances featuring guest artist concerts, lectures, and master classes that involve the Stan State Guitar Studio and the Central Valley Guitar Community.

Read about Guitarraganza

Stan State Jazz Festival '23

March 11, 2023. The 2023 Festival is on featuring some of the best Central Valley Jazz Ensembles and Combos. Bruce Foreman and his band "Cow Bop" will headline. Registartion and more details to come soon.

Read about '23 Jazz Festival

Ghiglieri Piano Competition

April 23, 2023

Read more Piano Competition

Faculty Recital: David Chapman

May 16

Student Concerts

  • Percussion Ensemble Concert, April 14
  • Opera Workshop Spring Celebration, April 20
  • Orchestra Concert, May 2
  • Concert  Chorale - Sure On This Shining Night, May 5
  • Student Chamber Music Recital, May 8
  • Guitar Studio Recital, May 9
  • Jazz Ensemble and Combo Concert, May 10
  • Wind Ensemble Concert, May 11
  • 37th Annual New Music Festival, May 15

Special Events

Guest Guitar Recital Ricardo Saeb 10/20

Student Concerts

  • Fall Choral Concert, Oct. 21
  • Opera Scenes Concert, Nov. 10
  • Jazz Ensemble and Combo Concert, Dec. 1
  • Carolfest Concert, Dec. 4
  • Guitar Studio Recital, Dec. 5
  • Wind Ensemble Concert, Dec. 6
  • Orchestra Concert, Dec. 7
  • Student Chamber Music Recital, Dec. 8

Special Events

Black Musicians Matter Series
A Conversation with Dr. Kim Nalley, History Scholar and Soprano

¡Guitarraganza!

The festival is a celebration of guitar studies and performances featuring guest artist concerts, lectures and master classes that involve the Stanislaus State Guitar Studio and the Central Valley Guitar Community. The festival premieres a work written for our students by special guest Brazilian performer/composer Gabriel Santiago. Read more about Guitarraganza.


Stan State Jazz Festival

The goal of the Stanislaus State Jazz Festival is to provide students and directors with a positive educational and musical experience in Jazz. Maximum interaction between students, directors, and guest clinicians will take place throughout the day, highlighted by various master classes from guest artists and clinicians as well as a performance by the Stanislaus State Jazz Ensemble with a special guest artist. Read more about Jazz Festival.

  • April 9, 2022 in the Music Department and Snider Recital Hall

Student Concerts


Student Recitals

  • March 11, 2022 Ross Valenzuela Junior Jazz Recital, saxophone
  • April 29, 2022
  • May 2, 2022
  • May 6, 2022
    • Colton Ransom Junior Recital, percussion (tentative)
    • Christina Soares Senior Recital, trumpet
    • Leslie Valdez Castro Senior Recital, flute
    •  Ross Valenzuela Senior Jazz Recital, saxophone
  • May 9, 2022
    • Joshua Kimball Senior Recital, violin
    • Clayton Johnston Senior Recital, guitar
  • May 11, 2022
    • Moises Marquez Senior Recital, guitar
    • Adrian Vega Junior Recital, guitar
    • Stephanie Vershay Senior Recital, guitar
  • May 14, 2022
    • Stephanie Ortiz Junior Recital, soprano
    • Luca Mitchell Junior Recital, tenor
    • Elizabeth Resendiz Senior Recital, soprano
    • Joseph Saeteurn Senior Recital, baritone

Special Events

Duo Piano Recital with Dario Ntaca and Stephen Thomas
  • October 19, 2021
  • View recording here.
Black Musicians Matter Series
Dr. Jeffrey Mumford, Composer

Composer Jeffrey Mumford has received numerous fellowships, grants, awards and commissions. His music has been performed extensively, by major orchestras, soloists, and ensembles, both in the United States and abroad, including London, Paris, Reykjavik, Vienna, The Hague, Russia and Lithuania. Read more...

  • November 12, 2021
  • View recording here.

Student Concerts

  • Opera Scenes Concert, November 4, 2021, View recording here.
  • Fall Virtual Choral Concert, November 5, 2021, View recording here.
  • Student Chamber Music Recital, November 18, 2021, View recording here.
  • Percussion Ensemble Concert, November 30, 2021, View recording here.
  • Orchestra Concert, December 1, 2021, View the recording here.
  • Jazz Ensemble and Combo Concert, December 2, 2021, View recording here.
  • Wind Ensemble, December 7, 2021, View recording here.
  • Carolfest, December 12, 2021, View recording here.

Special Events

Jazz Festival

Guest Artists: Warren Wolf and Hind•Sight
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 Read more about Jazz Festival
    • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Masterclass with Warren Wolf, Vibraphonist
    • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Evening Concert featuring Warren Wolf and Hind•Sight

Guitarraganza!

The festival is a celebration of guitar studies and performances featuring guest artist concerts, lectures, and master classes that involve the Stanislaus State guitar studio and the Central Valley Guitar Community.  This semester, we will premiere a work written for our festival and Associate Professor of Guitar and Lute Studies, Dr. David D. Chapman, as written by Maestro Pablo De Giusto from the Universidad de Cordoba, Argentina.

  • Thursday, March 4 - Saturday, March 6, 2021

Black Musicians Matter Series

Marcus Shelby, Bassist

Stan State's Department of Music celebrated Black history and continued the Black Musician’s Matter series with a Keynote Presentation by Jazz Artist Marcus Shelby, “MLK and the Blues.”

Marcus Shelby

Student Recitals

Special Events

Black Musicians Matter Series

Andrew Maginley, Lutenist
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Virtual Concert. View Recording
  • Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Black Musicians Matter Presentation. View Recording

Student Recitals

Updated: May 20, 2024