All Stanford students participating in Music Ensembles are required to enroll for the course on Axess, either for credit or using the zero-unit enrollment option.  (You may refer to the Zero-Unit Enrollment Policy on the Department of Music website for details.)  This change allows the department to correctly track the number of students participating in ensembles, and allocate resources accordingly.

The course number for the Stanford Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is Music 160.  For the zero-unit option, it is Music 160Z.
The course number for the Stanford Philharmonia (SP) is Music 160A.  For the zero-unit option, it is Music 160AZ.

Please note that the zero-unit enrollment option is available with instructor permission only.  Therefore, if you need permission to enroll the course for zero units, please click here and submit your request by the first rehearsal of each quarter.

Members who are not Stanford students, faculty or staff, may be asked to pay a participation fee of $80 per academic quarter.  The fee covers some of the program expenses such as facility charges, technical services, and honoraria for guest artists. Payment is due at the first rehearsal of each quarter.  Please make check payable to Stanford University.

If you are a community members and are new to the orchestra, you will need to complete and submit both the photograph/video recording consent form and the liability waiver.

Questions, please email Linh Tran (