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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  • Steve Gross and American Double
Steven Gross and American Double
Violinist Philip Ficsor, Professor Steven Gross (horn), and pianist Constantine Finehouse
The UCSB Department of Music will present a West Coast premiere with UCSB Professor Steven Gross (horn) and American Double (violinist Philip Ficsor and pianist Constantine Finehouse) on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3 pm at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West. The program will feature Dr. Gross’ commissioned work from William Bolcom, Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano (2017), and works by Václav Nelhýbel and Jiří Havlík. Read more...
  1. Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:00pm


Isabel Bayrakdarian
Isabel Bayrakdarian
UCSB Music faculty member Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano) will perform this Sunday, September 23rd at the Western Diocese St. Leon Cathedral in Burbank to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia and the 2800th anniversary of Yerevan-Erebuni. Dr. Bayrakdarian will perform an all-Armenian program of folk songs and sacred hymns by Gomidas, Khatchaturian, and Sayat Nova arranged for voice and string quartet especially for this occasion. Accompanying her will be UCSB music faculty members violist Jonathan Moerschel and cellist Jennifer Kloetzel. 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.