Amplified Our University. Your Sound.

Our University. Your Sound.


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.  Your all-access pass is waiting at

Below is a current listing of Season 1 of UCSB Amplified:

Young Artists Piano Quartet

Please welcome to the stage UCSB’s Young Artists Piano Quartet! The ensemble features pianist Leslie Cain, violinist Youjin Jung, violist Jordan Warmath and cellist Larissa Fedoryka, all graduate students in the Department of Music.

Set List:

The first movement of Gabriel Faure’s Piano Quartet No.1 in C minor, Op. 15


Azeem Ward

You will be mesmerized by Azeem Ward’s incredible contemporary classical flute solo!  Azeem is a fourth year undergraduate earning a bachelor of music with an emphasis in flute performance.

Set List:

East Wind by Shulamit Ran


The UCSB Percussion Ensemble

UCSB Amplified dares you to keep up with the fast beats of the Department of Music’s Percussion Ensemble! This group of students specializes in preparing and performing chamber music for percussion. Directed by Music Faculty Jon Nathan, the ensemble includes undergraduates Nick Diamantides, Sabastian Johnson and Robert Deichert.

Set List:

First Movement of Trio Per Uno by Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic


The UCSB Afro Brazilian Ensemble

Você quer dançar? (Would you like to dance?) From the streets of Rio de Janiero, Salvador da Bahia and Olinda, the UCSB Afro-Brazilian Ensemble brings the carnaval rhythms! Led by UC Santa Barbara’s Matt Wright, the ensemble is best known for its loud volume and high energy. Instruments include surdo, alfaia, timbal, repique, caixa, tamborim, agogo, gongue and ganza.

Set List

Samba Afro/Samba Funk by Ilê Aiyê and Matthew Wright
Festa na Serrinha by Rob Curto