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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 a part of the UCSB World Music Series, the UCSB Jazz Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 12 p.m. in the UCSB Music Bowl. The ensemble will present a performance of standard and freshly developed music for small jazz ensemble. Joining drummer and ensemble coach Matt Perko are saxophonists Collin McCrary and Milo Weising, trumpeter Kinamee Rhodes, guitarist Lucas Brooker, pianist Reno Behnken, bassist Mitchell Solkov, and vocalist Ciara Giordani. This group represents the UCSB Jazz Ensembles, as directed by Jon Nathan since 1995. 
  1. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:00pm


Benjamin Levy (photo by Eric Isaacs)

UCSB Associate Professor of Music Dr. Benjamin Levy was recently interviewed by Tom Jacobs of the Santa Barbara Independent about  upcoming performances that will feature the music of György Ligeti. The first concert will take place on Friday, January 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the Lobero Theatre, where Camerata Pacifica will play the composer’s Horn Trio, along with music of Beethoven, Britten, and Bartók. The Parker Quartet will perform Ligeti’s first String Quartet on Thursday, January 18th at 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Dr. Levy released his first book, Metamorphosis in Music: The Compositions of György Ligeti in the 1950s and 1960s, this past fall. 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.