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  • Gospel Choir female soloist

The UCSB Department of Music announces its Fall 2016 Concert Series! The department offers a wide variety of music to the Santa Barbara and Goleta communities, with something for every music lover. Outstanding world and contemporary ensembles, such as the Middle East Ensemble and the Gospel Choir, bring music from across the globe to the heart of campus. The department’s classical ensembles, such as the Chamber Choir & Women’s Chorus and the Chamber Orchestra & Chamber Players, present fresh interpretations of timeless pieces from the classical repertoire. The University Wind Ensemble balances the long-standing tradition of the wind band repertoire with works by some of today’s most captivating young composers. The Jazz Combos never cease to please their audiences with stellar performances of jazz standards paired with in-demand modern jazz pieces, while the Ensemble for Contemporary Music consistently delivers exciting performances of cutting-edge, adventurous works. Click here for a full listing of the Fall 2016 Concert Series.

  1. June 29, 2016 - 11:30am to September 23, 2016 - 11:30am
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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 fall concert on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 4 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus.

  1. November 16, 2016 - 4:00pm
  • Wind Ensemble trumpets

The UCSB Wind Ensemble with Paul Bambach, Director, will present its annual fall concert on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.

  1. November 17, 2016 - 7:30pm
  • UCSB Chamber Choir

The UCSB Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus will present their annual winter concert at the beautiful Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State St.) in downtown Santa Barbara on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

  1. November 18, 2016 - 7:30pm
  • UCSB Middle East Ensemble

Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will present their annual fall concert on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in UCSB’s Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall.

  1. November 19, 2016 - 7:30pm
  • UCSB Chamber Orchestra

The Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players will present their annual fall concert on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. The Chamber Orchestra is comprised of undergraduate and graduate music students from the string, woodwind, brass, and percussion programs. Winners of the quarterly UCSB Chamber Music Competition will perform as the UCSB Chamber Players, and open the first half of the concert.

  1. November 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
  • Jazz guitarist

The UCSB Jazz Combos, directed by Jon Nathan, will present their annual fall concert on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus.

  1. November 30, 2016 - 7:30pm
  • Gospel Choir

Join the Gospel Choir for their annual fall concert on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus. Under the direction of Victor Bell, the UCSB Gospel Choir presents sold-out performances each quarter and is regularly featured in numerous community events and university celebrations. The Gospel Choir recently produced a CD entitled Praize Party on the Yard and has been featured on the WB sitcom The Steve Harvey Show.

  1. December 2, 2016 - 7:30pm
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Directed by Jon Nathan, the UCSB Percussion Ensemble will present their annual winter concert on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus.

  1. February 8, 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 winter concert on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at 4 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus.

 

  1. March 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

Announcements

  • Steve Hinkley and JoAnn Kuchera-Morin in UCSB AlloSphere with 3D glasses.

UCSB teams with MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation to engage the public in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.

  • Carly Yartz

Congratulations to Carly Yartz, the Department of Music’s Graduate Student Advisor, on her recent nomination for the Margaret T. Getman Service to Students Award. This award honors UC staff members for their “exemplary commitment to students and contribution to the quality of life” at the university.

  • BFE and SEM union over ice cream social

Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco and Dr. Tim Cooley gave talks at the New Currents in Ethnomusicology conference, British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE) 2016 Annual Conference at the University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Arts, located in the historic dockyard, Chatham, on April 14-17, 2016.

  • Photo by David Bazemore.

Opera Santa Barbara's double bill production of Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica will feature Dr. Linda Di Fiore as well as eight UCSB singers, including Luvi Avendano, Sally Rose Bates, Adam Bradley, Molly Clementz (Mosher Studio Artist), Zachary Mendez, Naomi Merer, Juliet Powar, and Carol Tsai. Photo by David Bazemore.

  • Molly Clementz

Students from the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music took top prizes in the 2016 Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation competition at the Fess Parker Resort in Santa Barbara on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

  • Tim Cooley

Dr. Timothy Cooley, an alumnus of Northwestern University, took part in a workshop celebrating the recent opening of the new Ryan Center for the Musical Arts at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music on April 8, 2016. The event, entitled "Sounding Spaces: A Workshop on Music, Urban Space, Landscape, and Architecture," featured faculty from the Bienen School of Music and visiting scholars from UCLA, Princeton, and Tulane University. Each speaker discussed a particular aspect of sound and space, with topics cutting across centuries, geographies, and genres.

 

  • Timboctou, 2012. Photo by Steven A. Gunther. Courtesy of CalArts Center for New Performance.

In her chapter titled “Re: Moving Bodies in the USA/Mexico drug /border /terror /cold wars,” Dr. Hellier-Tinoco engages performative writing and analytical strategies to examine notions of corporeality in relation to multiple wars.

Timboctou, 2012. Photo by Steven A. Gunther. Courtesy of CalArts Center for New Performance.

  • Juliet Powar and Dr. Linda DiFiore. Photo by Matt Perko.

UCSB's alumni publication, Coastlines, recently featured an article outlining the audition process for the performing arts at UCSB. Click to read the full story, which highlights auditions at the Departments of Music, and Theater and Dance.

Photo by Matt Perko.

  • Carol Joe

UCSB Department of Music alumna, Carol Joe (flute), recently won a position with the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own." Ms. Joe, who completed her bachelor of music degree in 2012 while studying with Professor Jill Felber, took the time to answer a few questions about her new job, and share some of her favorite memories from her time at UCSB.

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Fall 2016 Concert Series Announced!
06/29/2016 - 11:30 to 09/23/2016 - 11:30
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