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The CCRMA Stage is a modular concert space, with seating options for up to 80, and dimensions of 25' x 55' (7.5m x 16.7m). It is equipped with 56 high-quality loudspeakers and 8 subwoofers, a digital mixing console, two computers (Mac and Linux), a DVD/CD player, and two LCD projectors and screens for multi-media presentations. A Yamaha Disklavier (DC7 Pro) piano is also available along with a small performance lighting system. The room is acoustically treated, with acoustically sealed windows and doors, and adjustable acoustic window coverings.

The sound system features a Yamaha DM-1000 mixer which feeds 56 ADAM speakers: 8 subwoofers surrounding the audience at about 6 feet from the floor; the remaining 8 speakers are mounted on the ceiling forming a smaller circle. Sound diffusion can be made to all 56 speakers directly or through a 3rd + order horizontal Ambisonics decoder to the lower ring.

CCRMA resources including the Stage are dedicated to music-making, composition, performance, research, and education, and are to be used according to Stanford policies. The Stage may not be used for unsanctioned personal or private purposes.

Access is limited to faculty, students, and guests of the department with prior reservations.

For more detailed information about the space, including how to reserve the stage, please visit the 

CCRMA Website

CCRMA Stage 

Directions to CCRMA Stage

From Highway 101:

Exit at Embarcadero Road heading west. As Embarcadero crosses El Camino Real it becomes Galvez Street. On Galvez, turn left at the first stop sign, onto Campus Drive. Follow Campus Drive to Mayfield Avenue; turn right on Mayfield (and follow it as it curves left). At the end of Mayfield turn left on Lomita Drive. The Knoll is at 660 Lomita.

From Highway 280:

Exit at Alpine Road heading east. At the first traffic light, turn right onto Junipero Serra Boulevard. At the next traffic light, turn left onto Campus Drive West. At the stop sign, turn right onto Santa Teresa. Continue on Santa Teresa until the second stop sign, then turn right on Lomita Drive. Stay to the right on Lomita; the Knoll is at 660 Lomita.

Parking at CCRMA

Parking in front of and behind CCRMA is zoned for Stanford 'C' permits, Mon-Fri 6 am-4 pm (parking is free around the building all other times). The nearest visitor pay parking lot is at Tressider Union (campus map and Google Map), off Mayfield Avenue. 


Building Access

The Knoll (CCRMA) has three accessible entrances.  The main entrance is accessible via ramp and is equipped with a power-operated door, which allows you to enter on the 1st floor.  Alternative accessible entrances are located on the east side of the building and at the rear of the building and are equipped with power-operated doors.  Both entrances lead directly to the 2nd floor.  Once inside the main entrance, the elevator is located to the left and provides access to all floors (1, 2, 3). 


Wheelchair-accessible men's and women's restrooms are located on all floors. 

Parking and Transportation

Disabled parking is located behind the Knoll near the rear and side entrances.

Contact the Diversity and Access Office at (650) 725-0326 or visit the Diversity and Access Office website for more details.

CCRMA (Knoll) ADA Map