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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  • Min Su Kim
Undergraduate clarinetist Min Su Kim will present a recital with pianist Pinshu Yu and flutist Jenna Ku on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall in the Music Building. The program will include works by Michele Mangani, Francis Poulenc (arr. Millan Sachania), and Franz Danzi. Mr. Kim is a student of UCSB faculty member Paul Bambach.
  1. Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 1:30pm


Martha SpriggeUCSB Music faculty member Dr. Martha Sprigge (Assistant Professor, Musicology) was named a 2018-2019 UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Faculty Fellow, making her one of only four UCSB faculty members selected for the fellowship. On Tuesday, May 21st from 4-6 pm in the McCune Conference Room (6020) of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, the 2018-2019 IHC Faculty Fellows will discuss their works-in-progress that have been supported by the award. Dr. Sprigge will give a presentation on her current book project, Socialist Laments: Musical Mourning in the German Democratic Republic. The book demonstrates how music was used to enact the mourning process in the former German Democratic Republic (the GDR, or East Germany), where the ruling Socialist Unity Party tightly regulated expressions of loss. Dr. Sprigge examines performances of grief that took place within the framework of East German commemorative events to assert a place for music in the mourning process, and a place for mourning in the memorial culture of the former GDR. 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.


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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.