UCSB Department of Music Events


Undergraduate Advising
Heidi Dinnogen
(805) 893-5672

Graduate Advising
Carly Yartz
(805) 893-4603

UCSB Amplified

UCSB Amplified

Music takes center stage with UCSB Amplified, a new performance series featuring UC Santa Barbara students, faculty, staff and even alumni. Live-recorded mini-concerts showcase UCSB's exceptional and diverse music scene. To view the weekly concert releases and to sign up visit our Tumblr page.

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Musicians and dancers with blurry bikes on bike path
Photo by Matt Perko
The UC Santa Barbara Department of Music and Department of Theater and Dance will present a unique collaborative concert featuring chamber music and dance on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The program will feature original choreography by UCSB Department of Theater and Dance faculty and students set to music by contemporary luminaries such as David Lang and Andy Akiho, with performances by UCSB Department of Music faculty and students. Read more...
  1. Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 7:30pm


Sunaina Kale

Ethnomusicology graduate student Sunaina Kale has been invited to contribute to the forthcoming edited volume, Keywords for an Indigenized Sound Studies. Sunaina participated in a seminar for this project at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 12-13, 2018. She will also take part in a symposium entitled "Listenings" at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario from March 21st to 24th, 2019, which is being put on by members of the Keywords project. We asked Sunaina to tell us about how she became involved in these projects and their importance to the fields of sound and indigenous studies, as well as what drew her to study ethnomusicology at UCSB. Read more...

It's on us!

The UCSB Department of Music proudly announces FREE ADMISSION to UCSB students for select events from our Concert Series. Present your UCSB student ID at the door, and gain access to events ranging from classical to world music.
The following concerts are FREE to UCSB students:
Percussion Ensemble 
Music of India Ensemble
Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM) 
Gospel Choir
Wind Ensemble
Gamelan Ensemble
Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players 
Jazz Ensemble 
UCSB students with ID do not need to purchase advance tickets, but please keep in mind that free seating is limited and preference will be given to ticket holders in the event of a sold-out show.


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The Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music and the UCSB MultiCultural Center have teamed up to present weekly FREE concerts of some of the best world music performers on the Central Coast. Performances happen every Wednesday during the quarter at noon in the UCSB Music Bowl (located in the Music Building courtyard).

View a current listing of World Music Series events here.