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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Under the direction of Jon Nathan, the UCSB Percussion Ensemble will present contemporary works and transcriptions for percussion solo and ensemble on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall.
  1. Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm


Benjamin Brecher, Jon Nathan, Kelly Guerra
On Friday, November 1st and Sunday, November 3rd, UCSB faculty members Benjamin Brecher, Neil Garber, Dustin McKinney, and Jon Nathan, as well as doctoral student Kelly Guerra, will take the stage at the Granada Theatre for Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s opera, Madama Butterfly. Professor Benjamin Brecher will sing the role of Goro, while Jon Nathan will perform as Principal Timpani, Neil Garber will perform as Principal Double Bass, and Dustin McKinney will perform as Second Trumpet in the Opera Santa Barbara Orchestra. Mezzo-soprano Kelly Guerra, a student of Associate Professor Isabel Bayrakdarian, will perform as part of the chorus. 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.