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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  • Enrico Pace (photo by Marco Borggreve)
Presented in association with UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Department of Music will host a Guest Artist Masterclass with pianist Enrico Pace on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 9:30-11 a.m. in Kerr Hall Recording Studio, Room 2110. Students from the UCSB Keyboard Program will perform. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
  1. Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 9:30am to 11:00am


Carl Zytowski and Music Department students, faculty, and staff
It is with great sadness that I share with you the news that Professor Emeritus Carl Zytowski passed away on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, at the age of 97. Professor Zytowski was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force from 1942-1945. 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.