UCSB Opera Theatre NOA Performance 2017
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UCSB Department of Music Events


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Heidi Dinnogen
(805) 893-5672

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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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  • Paul Berkowitz (photo by Tony Mastres)
Paul Berkowitz (photo by Tony Mastres)
Paul Berkowitz (Professor of Piano at UCSB) will present a recital featuring the last three piano sonatas of Franz Schubert on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West. Mr. Berkowitz’ performance accompanies the release of his two new Schubert CDs (Vols. 8 & 9, the final volumes of his Schubert Piano Works cycle) for Meridian Records earlier this fall.


  1. October 29, 2017 - 3:00pm


Congratulations to UCSB's Assistant Music Librarian/Evolving Workforce Resident Kyra Folk-Farber​, who will assume the permanent position of Music Librarian at UCSB effective July 1, 2017! During her time as Evolving Workforce Resident, Kyra published and presented extensively in her research area (copyright and fair use in libraries). She chairs the library-wide Copyright Advisory Committee and contributes to several other Library committees, including Scholarly Communication, Development, and Outreach. She has served as subject liaison for the Department of Music (her Doctorate in Music is from the University of Montreal), and she participates in the Library’s general reference and instructional programs. Kyra has also remained active in vocal performance, appearing in solo recitals and concerts throughout the Santa Barbara area. 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.