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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  • Liviu Marinescu
Composer Liviu Marinescu, Coordinator of Music Composition and Theory at California State University Northridge, will present a lecture entitled “Shadows for Piano and Electronics. An Exploration of Texture, Harmony and Timbre” as a visiting artist of the 2020 Corwin Chair Series. The presentation will take place on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 4 pm PST via Zoom.
  1. Friday, December 4, 2020 - 4:00pm


Dr. Sarah Gibson and Kelly Guerra
Dr. Sarah Gibson and Kelly Guerra (photo by Zach Mendez)
The Department of Music hosted a special edition of the Through My Ears podcast via Instagram Live on Thursday, December 3, 2020 from 12-1 pm on the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music's Instagram account (@ucsbmusicdept). Mezzo-soprano Kelly Guerra, a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate studying with Associate Professor Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian, hosted a Q&A session with Dr. Sarah Gibson, Assistant Teaching Professor of Music Composition in both the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music and the College of Creative Studies. Guerra and Gibson discussed Gibson’s #What2020SoundsLike project with her piano duo, HOCKET, and what it has been like performing and creating during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.