UCSB Opera Theatre NOA Performance 2017
UCSB Middle East Ensemble

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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  • Dr. Mary Channen Caldwell
Dr. Mary Channen Caldwell, Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a talk entitled "Inscribing Refrains in Medieval Song" on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from 3:30-4:45 p.m. in Music Room 1145 on the UCSB campus. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. This event is sponsored by the UCSB Music History and Theory Forum.
  1. January 17, 2018 -
    3:30pm to 4:45pm


Byron Mayes (photo by Zach Mendez)

Current students and alumni from the UCSB Voice Program have recently won positions with prestigious opera artist programs and have been named finalists in some of the country’s major voice competitions. Byron Mayes, Tyler Reece, Kara Smoot (MM ‘14), Adam Bradley (MM ‘16), and Alice Chung (Music Minor/BA Sociology ‘14) are all current or former students of UCSB Voice Program faculty member Dr. Linda Di Fiore. 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.