News & Events


  • 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
  • Cristina Pato. Photo by Erin Baiano.

In this evening of music and discussion, Cristina Pato (musician, educator and member of the Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble) and UCSB musicians perform "My Lethe Story: The River of Forgetfulness," a piece composed by Pato and inspired by her mother's struggle with dementia; followed by a panel discussion on how the sciences and the arts can learn from each other as they seek to understand memory and its loss. The panelists will also discuss student research opportunities on these issues in a new summer course that they will co-teach in Summer Session B. Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 5 p.m. in the Old Little Theater in the College of Creative Studies. Reception to follow at 6:30 p.m. in the CCS Gallery.

  1. April 19, 2017 - 5:00pm
  • marimba
Under the direction of Jon Nathan, the UCSB Percussion Ensemble presents “Ritual and Ceremony: Chamber Music for Percussion, Piano, and Dance” on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. Special guests will include Christina McCarthy, choreographer (Vice Chair, UCSB Department of Theater and Dance); Leslie Cain and Sio Tepper, piano; Dylan Aguilera, trombone; dancers from UCSB’s Department of Theatre and Dance; and Nick Diamantides, marimba and percussion. The program will feature works such as Paul Creston’s “Ceremonial,” Alan Hovaness’ “Mysterious Horse Before the Gates,” David Skidmore’s “Ritual Music,” Ivan Trevino’s “Catching Shadows,” Michael Laerello’s “Spine” for piano and three percussion, two works by Christopher Rouse, and the seminal concert percussion ensemble work, “Toccata,” written by the esteemed Carlos Chavez in 1942.
  1. May 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

Flutist Rachel Ricard will present a senior recital featuring works by Ian Clarke, Sergei Prokofiev, Pierre Sancan, and Franz Schubert, with pianist Dr. Natasha Kislenko. Saturday, May 6th at 3 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall. Admission is free. 


  1. May 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
  • Garrett Wingfield, saxophone.
Saxophonist, composer, and arranger Garret Wingfield will be featured in concert with the UCSB Jazz Ensemble and Combos on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall as part of a three day residency at UCSB. Works to be performed include “Skylark” (as arranged by Bob Brookmeyer), the original compositions “Quicksilver” and “Antropoidiea," and an arrangement of Thelonious Monk’s “Trinkle Tinkle," along with a number of combo performances with Wingfield as guest artist. Other performances and classes TBA, but will include saxophone performance masterclasses and lessons, arranging and composing masterclasses, and improvisation workshops.
  1. May 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • piano keyboard

Directed by Jeremy Haladyna, UCSB’s Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM) is known for its unconventional repertoire choices and daring performances. The ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 4 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus.


  1. May 31, 2017 - 4:00pm
  • Wind Ensemble percussion section. Photo by Eric Isaacs.

Under the direction of Paul Bambach, the Wind Ensemble will present its annual spring concert on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The performance will feature the music of Frank Ticheli, who will also serve as guest conductor on the program. 

  1. June 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Chamber Choir. Photo by Tony Mastres.

The UCSB Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus will present their annual spring concert at the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State St.) in downtown Santa Barbara on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

  1. June 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • Middle East Ensemble dancer. Photo by Tony Mastres.

Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will present their annual spring concert on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.

  1. June 3, 2017 - 7:30pm
  • UCSB Gamelan Ensemble. Photo by Eric Isaacs.

Under the direction of Richard North, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will perform with Santa Barbara-based community gamelan ensemble, Sinar Surya, on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. 

  1. June 4, 2017 - 5:30pm