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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Wesley Arai, Associate Carillonist at UC Berkeley, will present a recital from the carillon in UCSB's Storke Tower.
  1. Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


Jill Felber

Professor Jill Felber will be featured as a performer and clinician at the 46th annual National Flute Association Convention in Orlando, Florida on August 9-12. As a member of the ZAWA! flute duo, Professor Felber will perform and discuss works by Edison Denisov, Linda Holland, and John Rommereim with duo partner Claudia Anderson on Thursday, August 9th. ZAWA! and current members and alumni of the University of Northern Iowa Flute Choir will be featured on Thursday evening’s Gala Concert in a performance of Cynthia Folio’s Winds for Change for two solo flutes, flute choir, and percussionist, with live electronic manipulation of the solo flutes. Commissioned by ZAWA! in 2014 as a way to bring awareness to climate change, the captivating piece incorporates sound clips from nature such as whale songs, rain, and wind. 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.


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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.