UCSB Department of Music Events


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Heidi Dinnogen
(805) 893-5672

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Carly Yartz
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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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  • David Torres (photo by Gerardo Sumano)
David Torres, a graduate student in the Choral Conducting Program, will present a Doctor of Musical Arts recital, titled "Coming Home," with members of Vocal Affinity on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 6 pm PDT as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. The program will include Mack Wilburg's Bound for the Promised Land; Don MacDonald's When the Earth Stands Still; William Billings' David’s Lamentation; Robert Manookin's O Lord, I Have Trusted in Thee; and more. Torres is a student of UC Santa Barbara Sorensen Director of Choral Music Dr. Nicole Lamartine.
  1. Monday, August 2, 2021 - 6:00pm


Clockwise from top left: Joao Pedro Oliveira, Clarence Barlow, Stewart Engart, Raphael Radna
Clockwise from top left: João Pedro Oliveira, Clarence Barlow, Raphael Radna, Stewart Engart
Members of the UC Santa Barbara Composition Program are being featured at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in Santiago, Chile from July 25-31, 2021. Hosted by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the conference is taking place in a completely virtual format, and opened with a keynote address by UC Santa Barbara Corwin Chair of Composition, Professor João Pedro Oliveira, titled Visual Music: Connecting Image and Sound. Some Considerations. In the opening concert, Oliveira’s pieces Kontrol (percussion and electronics) and Tesseract (visual music) were part of the program. 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.