Concert Ticket Access Card

Bienen School of Music students are entitled to one complimentary ticket to all Bienen School ensemble concerts, operas, public ticketed master classes, and faculty recitals. Please see below for details on using the card. If you have further questions, e-mail


How do I claim my complimentary ticket?

A Concert Ticket Access Card will be issued to all Bienen School students at the beginning of each academic year. Simply bring the Concert Ticket Access Card, along with your WildCARD, to the lobby of the concert venue before the performance and show both cards to the Ticket Office staff.

You must get a ticket to attend the performance. Anyone attempting to enter a hall without a ticket will be immediately removed from the venue and the privileges associated with the Concert Ticket Access Card will be revoked for the remainder of the year.

The Concert Ticket Access Card is non-transferable. Only the student identified on the card may use the card.


What if I lose the card?

If you lose your Concert Ticket Access Card, it is your responsibility to contact the box office before you attempt to claim concert tickets. Lost cards will be replaced once at no charge. Additional replacements will cost $5.


If I'm performing in a concert, can I get complimentary tickets for friends and family?

You may obtain additional complimentary tickets for performances in which you appear. Visit the Ticket Office at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall during regular operating hours (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.) to obtain performer comps.


Does the card expire?

The card expires at the end of the academic year. Returning students will be issued a new card at the beginning of the next academic year.


Can I use this card for tickets to other performances?

The card is not valid for guest artist concerts, the Segovia Classical Guitar Series, the Winter Chamber Music Festival, or Spring Festival concerts unless you are otherwise notified by the Pick-Staiger Concert Hall staff. Occasionally, specific disciplines will be allowed one complimentary ticket to guest artist concerts that are relevant to their degree. Please see below for a full listing of events for which you may use the card.


Fall 2014 events eligible for the Concert Ticket Access Card:

Event Date Time Venue
Kids Fare: March with the Band September 27 10:30 a.m. Pick-Staiger
Gail Williams, horn October 5 7:30 p.m. Lutkin
Contemporary Music Ensemble October 23 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Symphonic Wind Ensemble October 24 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Jazz Small Ensembles October 27 7:30 p.m. Regenstein
Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra October 30 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Symphonic Band October 31 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra November 1 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra November 4 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Saxophone Ensembles and Quartets November 5 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Kids Fare: Extraordinary Orchestra November 8 10:30 a.m.  Pick-Staiger
Symphonic Wind Ensemble November 14 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
University Chorale and Symphony Orchestra November 15 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Baroque Music Ensemble November 16 7 p.m. Alice Millar
Bienen Strings November 16 7:30 p.m. Lutkin
Northwestern University Percussion Ensemble  November 18 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Evening of Brass November 19 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Steven Cohen, clarinet; Gail Williams, horn November 20 7:30 p.m. Lutkin
Mozart Magic November 21 7:30 p.m. Cahn
Mozart Magic November 22 7:30 p.m. Cahn
Concert Band November 23 3 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Women's Chorus November 23 3 p.m. Lutkin
Philharmonia November 23 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
University Singers November 24   7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Jazz Small Ensembles November 24 7:30 p.m. Regenstein
Contemporary Music Ensemble December 2 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra December 4 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Symphonic Band December 5 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra December 6 7:30 p.m. Pick-Staiger
BCE and University Chorale December 7 5 p.m. Pick-Staiger 
























Specific majors are eligible for complimentary tickets to the following Fall 2014 guest artist performances:

Event Date Time Venue Major
Péter Kiss, piano October 8 7:30 p.m. Lutkin Piano
Claire Chase, flute November 5 7:30 p.m. Lutkin Flute
Russian Guitar Quartet November 13 7:30 p.m. Lutkin Guitar
Amadinda Percussion Group  November 25  7:30 p.m.  Pick-Staiger  Percussion