Auditions / Membership

Stanford Symphony Orchestra (Music 160)

The Stanford Symphony Orchestra is a full-sized symphony orchestra open by audition to all members of the Stanford community, as well as community members in Palo Alto and surrounding cities.

  • Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will begin during New Student Orientation. Please refer to our audition information page for more details on this process.
  • Rehearsals are Monday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m.
  • Conductor: Jindong Cai

Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra (Music 160A)

The Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra is a select chamber orchestra of 45 performers. The orchestra offers accomplished student musicians an opportunity to perform a rich repertoire of traditional and contemporary works for small orchestra setting. It is dedicated to providing high-quality live performances on the Stanford campus and throughout the Bay Area. The orchestra also provides opportunities for its musicians to collaborate with renowned artists visiting and performing at Stanford. The Stanford Philharmonia presents three concerts each year, one per academic quarter.

  • Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Conductor: Jindong Cai

Stanford New Ensemble (Music 160B)

The Stanford New Ensemble (SNE) offers undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to perform the most significant music of our time, from landmark compositions of the 20th century to the most recent works of this new century, as well as new works by Stanford faculty and student composers. The Ensemble also fosters collaborations between student musicians and renowned visiting composers and artists at Stanford.

  • The Ensemble presents three concerts each year, one per academic quarter.
  • Rehearsals are concentrated in a period of three to four weeks before each concert.
  • Director: Jindong Cai