Instructors & Staff

Instructors and staff all share a passion for the arts and for sharing what they do with students.


Summer Arts Institute Instructors come from the Stanford academic and artistic community, and all share a passion for teaching. Each course offered as part of the Summer Arts Institute is the unique creation of its instructor, and reflects that person’s distinctive style and expertise.

Meet Our Instructors

Guest Lecturers

Throughout the program, additional guest artists and lecturers from the Stanford community will be on hand to enhance and extend the academic experience for participants through single- or multi-day workshops.

Residential Counselors

Summer Arts Institute residential counselors are selected from the best and brightest university undergraduates and graduates, and have a passion for teaching and mentoring others. They are primarily current or former Stanford students, but also come from other top schools. The counselors serve multiple roles of supervising the students in their residential life, providing innovative social programming, and serving as teaching assistants for the academic program.