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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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music will not host live audiences for Fall 2020 events. For more information about UC Santa Barbara's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit ucsb.edu/COVID-19-information.
  1. Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Friday, December 18, 2020


Dr. Nicole Lamartine

Dr. Nicole Lamartine, UC Santa Barbara’s newly appointed Sorensen Director of Choral Music, has been awarded a Collaborations in the Virtual Classroom grant from UC Santa Barbara’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC) for Fall 2020. With all performance classes having shifted to remote instruction for the fall quarter, Dr. Lamartine plans to use this new virtual medium to expose her students to choral music and cultures from around the world. The Fall curriculum for the UCSB Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus will include a series of lectures and performance demonstrations led by guest speakers from all over the world, which Dr. Lamartine’s IHC grant award will help make possible. 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.