UCSB Department of Music Events


Undergraduate Advising
Heidi Dinnogen
(805) 893-5672

Graduate Advising
Carly Yartz
(805) 893-4603

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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As part of the World Music Series, Santa Barbara-based Ensamble Vientos Del Sur (Winds of the South Ensemble) will perform a fusion of different Latin American styles such as rumba, bolero, and cumbia on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12 pm in the UCSB Music Bowl. Delighting audiences of Southern California for more than a decade, the band’s contagious rhythms invite the audience to dance. Hugo Macario, Jose Elizarraraz, and Robert Gutierrez perform on guitar, charango, zampoñas, quena, cajon, and congas. The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
  1. Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 12:00pm


Steven Gross (photo by Eric Isaacs)

Dr. Steven Gross was appointed as a clinician for two European summer music festivals, with responsibilities for solo, chamber music, and orchestral performance, as well as teaching. The events are Hornclass, part of the Prague International Music Festival, and the Crescendo Musical Institute in Hungary. In both festivals, as well as during the upcoming International Horn Society Symposium, Dr. Gross will perform premieres of his commissioned work, Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, by William Bolcom, with the ensemble American Double. Following these concerts, the composition will be recorded in Prague. A West Coast premiere is anticipated in Santa Barbara. 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.