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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  • Frederica von Stade (photo by Robert Millard)
The UCSB Department of Music will present a Guest Artist Masterclass led by mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 1:30-3:30 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. Recognized as "one of America's finest artists and singers" by the New York Times, Ms. Von Stade has enriched the world of classical music for four and a half decades with her appearances in opera, concert, and recital. Ms. Von Stade will work with students from the UCSB Voice Program. 
  1. Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm


Chinese-American Horn Quartet
The Chinese-American Horn Quartet, comprised of students of UCSB Department of Music Professor Steven Gross, will be in residence in China’s capital city, Beijing, from March 23-29, 2019. The quartet’s itinerary will include concerts, clinics, and masterclasses at the Beijing Central Conservatory, one of the world’s leading music schools; the RDFD School, an elite high school affiliated with Renmin University; and prominent horn maker Briz Musical Instruments. 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.


World Music Series banner

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.