Live Music at Stan State!

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

While we have returned to the live, in-person concert format, please be aware we are still subject to the campus event protocol linked below, and this protocol is subject to change. View the University Event Protocols page for complete details.

  • Daily screening is required for attendance at any on-campus event. Please be sure to complete the screening before coming on campus. Guest Screening Forms
  • While masks are no longer required for in-person events, the use of a face covering is still strongly encouraged.

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Stan State Music YouTube Channel

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 School of the Arts at (209) 667-3958.

Spring 2023 Events

¡Guitarraganza!

Dates announced: 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 more...

Stan State Jazz Festival '23

Date announced! 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 more...

Brass Day

Dates TBA. The goal of Stanislaus State Brass Day is to provide high school and college students, as well as freelance brass players with a positive, engaging and educational experience all-encompassing the art of brass playing. Maximum interaction between guest artists and participants will take place throughout the day, highlighted by clinics and master classes, as well as an opportunity to perform with a large brass ensemble.

Read more...

Central Valley Choral Festival

Dates TBA.

Past Events

  • Guest Guitar Recital Ricardo Saeb - Oct. 20
  • 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

Black Musicians Matter Series

A Conversation with Dr. Kim Nalley, History Scholar and Soprano
  • February 25, 2022 at 1 p.m.
  • View recording here

¡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...


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...

  • April 9, 2022 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Music Department and Snider Recital Hall

Opera Workshop Spring Fling

Scenes from Opera, Operetta and Musical Theater
  • April 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in Snider Recital Hall

Percussion Concert

  • April 26, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in Snider Recital Hall
  • View recording here

Jazz Combos and Ensemble

  • April 28, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in Snider Recital Hall
  • View recording here

Spring Orchestra Concert

Performs an evening of Albinoni, Glazunov and Shostakovich.


Student Chamber Music Concert


Wind Ensemble Concert


Spring Choral Concert

Performing works by Bennett, Dello Joio, Saez, Whitacre, and more.
Guest performance by the Modesto Symphony Orchestra Chorus


20th Century Techniques Concert


New Music Festival


Student Recitals

  • March 11, 2022 at 7:30pm Ross Valenzuela Junior Jazz Recital, saxophone
  • April 29, 2022
    • 7:30pm Adrian Loredo Junior Jazz Recital, drums View livestream here
    • 8:00pm Kay Pritchard Junior Jazz Recital, drums View livestream here
  • May 2, 2022
    • 7:30pm Raymond Willis Senior Recital, saxophone View livestream here
    • 8:00pm Kyle Jesus Senior Recital, saxophone View livestream here
  • May 6, 2022
    • 6:30pm Colton Ransom Junior Recital, percussion (tentative)
    • 7:00pm Christina Soares Senior Recital, trumpet
    • 7:30pm Leslie Valdez Castro Senior Recital, flute
    • 8:00pm Ross Valenzuela Senior Jazz Recital, saxophone
  • May 9, 2022
    • 7:00pm Joshua Kimball Senior Recital, violin
    • 8:00pm Clayton Johnston Senior Recital, guitar
  • May 11, 2022
    • 6:30pm Moises Marquez Senior Recital, guitar
    • 7:00pm Adrian Vega Junior Recital, guitar
    • 7:30pm Stephanie Vershay Senior Recital, guitar
  • May 14, 2022
    • 2:00pm Stephanie Ortiz Junior Recital, soprano
    • 2:30pm Luca Mitchell Junior Recital, tenor
    • 3:00pm Elizabeth Resendiz Senior Recital, soprano
    • 3:30pm Joseph Saeteurn Senior Recital, baritone

Duo Piano Recital with Dario Ntaca and Stephen Thomas

  • October 19, 2021 at 7:30pm
  • View recording here.

Opera Scenes Concert

A Fall Cornucopia of Lightly Staged Scenes from Opera, Operetta and Musical Theater

  • November 4, 2021 at 7:00pm
  • View recording here.

Fall Virtual Choral Concert

  • November 5, 2021 at 07:30pm
  • 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 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • View recording here.

Student Chamber Music Recital

  • November 18, 2021 at 7:30pm
  • View recording here.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

  • November 30, 2021 at 7:30pm
  • View recording here.

Orchestra Concert

  • December 1, 2021 at 7:30pm
  • View the recording here.

Jazz Ensemble and Combo Concert

  • December 2, 2021 07:30pm
  • View recording here.

Wind Ensemble


Carolfest

  • December 12, 2021 4 to 5pm
  •  View recording here.

The Stan State choirs present their traditional Holiday concert, Carolfest! The ensembles will perform a variety of music celebrating the holiday season, including works by Handel, Conte, Fink, Burt, Hayes and more. The program will also include the world premiere of two new works by student composers Elizabeth Cochran-Bryan and Roy Mendiola. This will be a virtual event, streamed at the Department of Music YouTube channel.

Concert Chorale & Chamber Singers Spring Virtual Concert

We invite you to celebrate the end of the academic year with us and enjoy a variety of choral music performed by the Stan State choral ensembles. The groups will premiere two original compositions by current Stan State students, Mattea Overstreet and Isaiah Ringis; and will also perform with guests Andrew Maginley (lute and theorbo) and Rüdiger Kurz (viola da gamba). This is a free event. 

  • Premiered Sunday, May 23, 2021 4:30 p.m. View recording here

Student Chamber Music, Orchestra, & Composition Studio Concert

  • 48 hour video rental available Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:30 p.m. to Friday, May 14, 2021 11:45 PM

Jazz Festival

Guest Artists: Warren Wolf and Hind•Sight
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 Read more...
    • 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

Student Recitals

  • Friday, April 23, 2021 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Alex Hollingsworth, tenor
    • View recording here
  • Monday, April 26, 2021 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Clayton Johnston, guitar
    • View recording here
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mia Alvarez, soprano
    • View recording here
  • Friday, April 30, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Stephany Bower, soprano
    • View recording here
  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Stephen Rodriguez, guitar
    • View recording here
  • Friday, May 7, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Bernadette LaMontagne-Schenck, soprano
    • View recording here
  • Monday, May 10, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Reed Alaniz, saxophone
    • View recording here
  • Friday, May 14, 2021 - 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Haimish Chandra, tenor
    • View recording here
  • Monday, May 17, 2021 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Joseph Saeteurn, baritone
    • View recording here
  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm Stephanie Rempel, flute
    • View recording here

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.”

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 View recording here
Marcus Shelby

Stan State Virtual Carolfest

  • Friday, December 18, 2020 12:00 a.m. - Friday, January 15, 2021, 11:45 p.m. PST 48 hour video rental expired

Black Musicians Matter Series

Andrew Maginley, Lutenist
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Virtual Concert. View recording here
  • Friday, October 23, 2020
    • 1 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Directed Listening Discussion. View recording here
    • 2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Masterclass. View recording here
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020 2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Black Musicians Matter Presentation. View recording here

Student Recitals

  • Monday, November 30, 2020 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Alex Hollingsworth, tenor View recording here
  • Friday, December 4, 2020 7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Haley Aldape, soprano View recording here
  • Thursday, December 10, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Crystal Cho, piano View recording here

Stan State Holiday Student Chamber Music Concert

  • Friday, December 11, 2020 7:30 p.m. Virtual Concert

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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Updated: January 11, 2023