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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  • UCSB Storke Tower
Wesley Arai, Associate Carillonist at UC Berkeley, will present a recital from the carillon in UCSB's Storke Tower on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 2-3 pm. Listeners are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grass outside the tower during the recital. 
  1. Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


Clarence BarlowProfessor Clarence Barlow, who serves as the Corwin Chair of Composition at UC Santa Barbara, released his latest CD, Music Algorithmica, last month via the World Edition label. Released as a double CD, the album is made up entirely of Professor Barlow’s music and features renowned contemporary performers such as Ensemble Köln (conducted by Robert HP Platz), the Iceland Symphony Orchestra Reykjavik with soloist Deborah Richards (conducted by Hermann Bäumer), the South-West Radio Orchestra Baden-Baden with soloist Kristi Becker (conducted by Ingo Metzmacher), and Ensemble Modelo62 (conducted by Ezequiel Menalled). 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.