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 (i.e. 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:

  • Marc-André Hamelin, piano - 5/3/19 (Piano)

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 Claire Guyer, Ticketing Manager, before any tickets are distributed: claire.guyer@northwestern.edu

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 Claire Guyer, Ticketing Manager, before any tickets are distributed: claire.guyer@northwestern.edu

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 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@Bienen Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm.

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

In the event of a sold out performance, any comp tickets may be released and resold if they have not been claimed from will call by the performance’s start time.