Graduate deadline extended to April 1, 2017
Spring 2017 Concert Series

UCSB Department of Music Events


Undergraduate Advising
Zarah Ersoff
(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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  • Kenneth Grant, Associate Professor of Clarinet at Eastman School of Music.

Kenneth Grant, Associate Professor of Clarinet at the Eastman School of Music, will conduct a masterclass with UCSB students on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 1-4 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall (Music Room 1250). Mr. Grant will teach a class on general techniques in addition to coaching three senior clarinet majors. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Donations will be accepted (please make checks out to the UC Regents).

  1. March 31, 2017 -
    1:00pm to 4:00pm


The UCSB Gamelan Ensemble rehearses for their March 1 performance in a communal and peaceful atmosphere. Photo by Richie DeMaria.
The Santa Barbara Independent recently previewed the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble's upcoming World Music Series performance. The Independent's Richie DeMaria spoke with Richard North, director of the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble, about the history of the ensemble at UCSB, and what makes Indonesian gamelan music so unique. 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 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 keep in mind that free seating is limited and preference will be given to ticket holders in the event of a sold-out show.

World Music Series

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.