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Instrument Petting Zoo


This popular program provides a hands-on workshop where young people can see, hear, learn about, and play instruments from around the world.

The Instrument Petting Zoo tours across Long Island at various libraries, schools, hospitals, and nonprofits, enriching the lives of young people by exposing them to the arts. It also provides Stony Brook students with valuable teaching experiences that will prepare them for careers in music education upon graduation. 

Music at the MART

Music at the Mart

We are excited to bring music to the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, which houses cancer research and treatment facilities. 

Graduate students from the Department of Music are recruited to perform in waiting areas of the MART every Wednesday afternoon.

Funded by Micheal Ardolino-Realty Connect USA

Seats for Students

Seats for Students

A number of tickets for each performance at the Staller Center are set aside for Stony Brook Students.

Tickets are free whenever possible; otherwise, they are available for only $10.

Seats for Students ensures seawolves have the opportunity to experience all the arts has to offer firsthand. 


Films for Students

Films for Students

 A popular film is shown on our big screen three to five evenings a semester—completely free for SBU students!

 Whether it's the thought-provoking "The Color Purple" or the hit Holiday classic "Elf," this program helps to foster community and create unforgettable memories for seawolves.

Outreach Concerts

Pops Photo

The Staller Center Outreach Ensemble, composed of graduate students from the Department of Music, performs an annual concert for school-age children as an introduction to classical music. Titles have included Peter and the Wolf, The Carnival of the Animals, and Pops!.

The ensemble has three performances, one for the public and two for underserved schools. The school shows are provided for free and often include the cost of bus transportation.