UCSB Opera Theatre NOA Performance 2017
UCSB Middle East Ensemble

UCSB Department of Music Events


Undergraduate Advising
Zarah Ersoff
(805) 893-5672

Graduate Advising
Carly Yartz
(805) 893-4603

Event Calendar

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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Summer Festival 2017
The second annual UCSB Summer Music Festival will bring UCSB musicians and composers together in collaboration with world-class musicians from the local and Southern California community for a series of concerts celebrating the musical diversity of our region.
Come and hear a delightfully varied lineup, featuring the world class LA-based ensemble Aperture Duo, alongside free improvisation, Irish Music, Middle Eastern music, and a department showcase concert featuring the talented​ students and alumni of the UCSB Department of Music. Among the exciting new developments of this year's festival are the world premieres of five newly composed works by UCSB composers Marc Evans, Mason Hock, Federico Llach, Rodney Duplessis, and Heena Yoon, as well as a Saturday morning concert and workshop for children with appearances by festival artists. Read more...
  1. August 17, 2017 to August 19, 2017


The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) recently named UCSB alumna Dr. Sasha Metcalf (PhD Musicology, 2015) as one of twenty Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows for 2017. Each of the fellows will take up a two-year, full-time position with nonprofit organizations and government agencies working in the fields of policy, civil rights, arts and culture, and the media. Dr. Metcalf will serve as Program Analyst for the Education and Community Engagement Department at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. 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.


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.