UCSB Department of Music Events


Undergraduate Advising
Heidi Dinnogen
(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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  • Jon Batiste (photo by Rambo Elliot)
Presented in association with UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Department of Music will host a conversation with musician, educator, bandleader, and television personality Jon Batiste on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 2-3 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. The conversation will be hosted by Professor George Lipsitz from the UCSB Department of Black Studies. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
  1. Friday, January 11, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


Lansing McLoskey (photo by Raniero Tazzi)
A recording of UCSB Composition alumnus Lansing McLoskey’s oratorio, Zealot Canticles: An oratorio for tolerance, has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance. Based on works by Nigerian Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, the 80-minute oratorio for choir, soloists, clarinet, and string quartet was a Barlow Commission for The Crossing, a professional chamber choir dedicated to new music and conducted by Donald Nally. The CD was released this fall on Innova Records. 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.


World Music Series banner

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.