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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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As part of the World Music Series, The Very Lonesome Boys (Peter Feldmann, David West, and Tom Lee) will present a selection of early country heart songs, banjo breakdowns, and bluegrass standards, sung in three-part harmony with banjo, mandolin, guitar, and upright bass. This is Peter's 56th year as a performer, student, broadcaster and promoter of traditional American music. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
  1. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12:00pm


Isabel Bayrakdarian (photo by Dario Acosta)
UCSB Assistant Professor of Voice Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian has been nominated for a Juno Award (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) in the Classical Album of the Year (Vocal or Choral) category for her album Mother of Light: Armenian hymns & chants in praise of Mary with Coro Vox Aeterna! Dr. Bayrakdarian is a four-time winner and seven-time Juno Award-nominee. Her albums Mozart: Arie e Duetti (2007), Viardot-Garcia: Lieder Chansons Canzone Mazurkas (2006), Cleopatra (2005), and Azulão (2004), have all won Classical Album of the Year (Vocal or Choral). The 2018 Juno Award winners will be announced on Sunday, March 25th. 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.