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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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  • UCSB Chamber Choir. Photo by Tony Mastres.
For their Fall 2017 Concert, the UCSB Chamber Choir, under the direction of Grey Brothers, and the UCSB Women’s Chorus, under the direction of Tyler Reece, will perform "Choral Reflections," a concert of meditative sacred music from various traditions by composers of diverse backgrounds. The Women's Chorus program will highlight Karl Jenkins' Adiemus, Ernani Aguiar's Salmo 150, Libby Larsen's While We are on Earth, and Jocelyn Hagen's Moon Goddess, and will include music by Gerald Cohen, Robert De Cormier, Joan Szymko, and John Rutter.  The Chamber Choir will perform favorites including Ola Gjeilo's Ubi caritas, Morten Lauridsen's O magnum mysterium, and Ernest Bloch's Silent Devotion and Response from Sacred Service, as well as more adventurous repertoire by Arvo Pärt and Gabriel Jackson. Knut Nystedt's Ave Maria, a virtuosic piece for solo violin and a cappella chorus, will anchor the performance. Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State St.).
  1. November 17, 2017 - 7:30pm


UCSB graduate students (unless otherwise noted) from left to right: Stephanie Choi, Jason Busniewski, Katherine Meizel (PhD 2007), Scott Marcus (UCSB Professor), Kate Morris, Eugenia Conte, Liza Munk, Randy Drake, Max Jack, Sunaina Kale.
UCSB graduate students (unless otherwise noted) from left to right at the SEM conference: Stephanie Choi, Jason Busniewski, Katherine Meizel (Ph.D. 2007), Scott Marcus (UCSB Professor), Katherine Morics, Eugenia Siegel Conte, Liza Munk, Randy Drake, Max Jack, Sunaina Keonaona Kale (October 2017). Photo by UCSB professor Tim Cooley.
Graduate students, alumni, and professors from UCSB's Ethnomusicology Program recently attended the Society for Ethnomusicology's annual conference in Denver, Colorado. Presenters included graduate students Jason Busniewski, Eugenia Siegel Conte, Liza Munk, Alex Blue, Jared Holton, Max Jack, and Sunaina Keonaona Kale; alumni Lillie Gordon (Ph.D.), Denise Gill (Ph.D.), David Trasoff (Ph.D.), Robin Moore (M.A. 1990), and David Garcia (B.A.); as well as UCSB professors David Novak and Ruth Hellier-Tinoco. Alumna Katherine Meizel and current graduate student Eugenia Siegel Conte offered an inside look into their experiences at SEM this year. 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.