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UCSB Department of Music Events


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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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  • Gustavo Romero
Hailed as a "pianist of genius" by the Washington Post, Gustavo Romero (Professor of Piano at the University of North Texas) will present a program of works by Federico Mompou, Enrique Granados, Domenico Scarlatti, and Emma Lou Diemer as part of UCSB's Spanish Piano Festival on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. The program celebrates the 150th birth date of Granados, and the 90th birthday of Emma Lou Diemer, Professor Emerita of Composition at UCSB. Mr. Romero will also present a masterclass on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. featuring performances by UCSB piano students. Admission to both events is free.
  1. November 27, 2017 - 7:30pm


UCSB graduate students (unless otherwise noted) from left to right: Stephanie Choi, Jason Busniewski, Katherine Meizel (PhD 2007), Scott Marcus (UCSB Professor), Kate Morris, Eugenia Conte, Liza Munk, Randy Drake, Max Jack, Sunaina Kale.
UCSB graduate students (unless otherwise noted) from left to right at the SEM conference: Stephanie Choi, Jason Busniewski, Katherine Meizel (Ph.D. 2007), Scott Marcus (UCSB Professor), Katherine Morics, Eugenia Siegel Conte, Liza Munk, Randy Drake, Max Jack, Sunaina Keonaona Kale (October 2017). Photo by UCSB professor Tim Cooley.
Graduate students, alumni, and professors from UCSB's Ethnomusicology Program recently attended the Society for Ethnomusicology's annual conference in Denver, Colorado. Presenters included graduate students Jason Busniewski, Eugenia Siegel Conte, Liza Munk, Alex Blue, Jared Holton, Max Jack, and Sunaina Keonaona Kale; alumni Lillie Gordon (Ph.D.), Denise Gill (Ph.D.), David Trasoff (Ph.D.), Robin Moore (M.A. 1990), and David Garcia (B.A.); as well as UCSB professors David Novak and Ruth Hellier-Tinoco. Alumna Katherine Meizel and current graduate student Eugenia Siegel Conte offered an inside look into their experiences at SEM this year. 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.


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.