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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  • Saxophonist Henrique Portovedo
The Corwin Chair and CREATE present saxophonist Henrique Portovedo on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall. This concert features works that have been recorded for a new album at Studio Varèse, during Portovedo's residency at UCSB. It will also feature works for HASGS augmented saxophone composed by USCB composition students. 
  1. Monday, March 19, 2018 - 7:00pm


Ambroise AubrunUCSB faculty member and violinist Ambroise Aubrun recently released an album with pianist Steven Vanhauwaert, featuring works written for violin and piano during World War I. The album, entitled Romance de Guerre, features sonatas by Philippe Gaubert and Edward Elgar, Prunella by Benjamin Dale, as well as the world premiere recording of Sonata, Op. 43 by American composer Blair Fairchild. The album serves as volume No. 26 in the Musicians and the Great War collection on the Editions Hortus label (France). 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.