Ciompi Quartet with Jill Felber and Joel Feigin
Renee Fleming Master Class
Now Hear Ensemble


"Their music, full of passion, yet with pure and beautiful tone color, intoxicated the listener." - Wen Hui, Shanghai

The Ciompi Quartet - Duke University’s resident string quartet - will present a concert in Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus, featuring flutist and Chair of the UCSB Music Department, Jill Felber, on Amy Beach's Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet, Op. 80, and a performance of Professor Emeritus Joel Feigin's quartet, Mosaic in Two Panels for string quartet.

  1. February 7, 2016 - 7:30pm


  • James Revell Carr


James Revell Carr, UCSB Department of Music alumnus and Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG), was recently awarded the Alan P. Merriam Prize for Outstanding Book (2014-2015) by the Society for Ethnomusicology. Dr. Carr’s book, Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels, explores Hawaiian music aboard American and European ships and in the islands, revealing the ways both maritime commerce and imperial confrontation facilitated the circulation of Hawaiian popular music in the nineteenth century. The book, published in 2014, is Dr. Carr’s first, as well as the first publication in the University of Illinois Press’ Music in American Life series to discuss the music of Hawaiʻi.



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.

Below is a list of our most current free events. Please check back regularly for updates throughout the quarter. The following events are FREE to UCSB students:

Percussion Ensemble Concert
ECM Concert 
University Wind Ensemble

Orchestra / Chamber Players Concert
Jazz Ensemble Concert
Music of India Concert 

UCSB students with ID do not need to purchase advance tickets, but please remember free seating is limited and preference will be given to ticket holders in the event of a sold-out show.

Featured Faculty

  1. February 1, 2016 - 9:00am

Derek Katz, Area Head for Musicology and Vice Chair of the Music Department, occupies the same office that he sat in as a student earning his PhD at UCSB. Dr. Katz describes the research path that took him from Czech opera to émigré string quartets, and his work with performers and audiences outside of academia. Click here to learn more about Derek Katz and his career.

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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