Gospel Choir


  • Jazz Ensemble (guitar)

The UCSB Jazz Ensemble presents music for large and small ensembles in the funk, rock, and fusion styles. Included on the program are Chris Walden’s “This Is Not For You,” Maceo Parker’s (of James Brown Fame) “Uptown Up,” and Gordon Goodwin’s curiously titled “Hot Monkey Love.” Join us for a great night of modern music! Photo by Matt Perko.

  1. June 1, 2016 - 7:30pm


  • BFE and SEM union over ice cream social

Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco and Dr. Tim Cooley gave talks at the New Currents in Ethnomusicology conference, British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) 2016 Annual Conference at the University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Arts, located in the historic dockyard, Chatham, on April 14-17, 2016.


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.

Below is a list of our most current free events. Please check back regularly for updates throughout the quarter. The following events are FREE to UCSB students:

Percussion Ensemble Concert
ECM Concert 
University Wind Ensemble

Orchestra / Chamber Players Concert
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Music of India Concert 

UCSB students with ID do not need to purchase advance tickets, but please remember free seating is limited and preference will be given to ticket holders in the event of a sold-out show.

Featured Faculty

  1. May 4, 2016

Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco is a creative artist-scholar whose research, teaching and creative practice over the last thirty years have engaged interweaving threads of art-making, community activism, embodiment and power relations, particularly in relation to interdisciplinary arts. Her work focuses on the politics and poetics of performance, dance, theater, and music (particularly in/related to Mexico); experimental performance making; and community arts. Read more about Dr. Hellier-Tinoco's work here.

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.

Your all-access pass is waiting at ucsbamplified.tumblr.com.


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