News & Events


  • Steve Gross and American Double
Steven Gross and American Double
Violinist Philip Ficsor, Professor Steven Gross (horn), and pianist Constantine Finehouse
The UCSB Department of Music will present a West Coast premiere with UCSB Professor Steven Gross (horn) and American Double (violinist Philip Ficsor and pianist Constantine Finehouse) on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3 pm at Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West. The program will feature Dr. Gross’ commissioned work from William Bolcom, Trio for Horn, Violin, and Piano (2017), and works by Václav Nelhýbel and Jiří Havlík. Read more...
  1. Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:00pm
  • Chiao-Ling Sun
UCSB alumna violinist Chiao-Ling Sun (DMA 2001) will present a recital with UCSB faculty member and pianist Charles Asche on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8 pm in Karl Geiringer Hall on the UCSB campus. Drs. Sun and Asche will perform works by W.A. Mozart, Claude Debussy, Chen Gang and He Zhan-Hao, Tyzen Hsiao, Johannes Brahms, and Sze Kuo-Cheng.
  1. Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:00pm
  • Alex E. Chávez
Dr. Alex E. Chávez (Anthropology, University of Notre Dame) will present a talk titled "Verses and Flows: Migrant Lives and the Sounds of Crossing" on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 3:30-4:45 pm in Music Room 1145. Dr. Chávez will cover his new ethnography of Huapango music and US-Mexico border migration, Sounds of Crossing: Music, Migration, and the Aural Poetics of Huapango Arribeño (Duke 2017). Co-sponsored by the Department of Music's Ethnomusicology and Musicology/Theory forums, the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music (CISM), and the Department of Anthropology.


  1. Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm
  • Gospel Choir female soloist
The UCSB Department of Music will present its fifth annual department showcase, “Montage”. Curated by Artistic Director and UCSB Professor Jill Felber, the unique production will highlight classical, jazz, world, and contemporary music, with performances showcasing both students and faculty.
  1. Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
  • French horn
Directed by Robert Koenig, the UCSB Chamber Players will present an evening of chamber music favorites. The UCSB Chamber Players consist of a variety of ensembles, from duos to quintets and occasionally larger groups, which study and perform masterpieces of the chamber music literature. 
  1. Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Jill Felber
The UCSB Department of Music will present a recital featuring UCSB Professor Jill Felber (flute) and the Nexus String Quartet. Violinists Hall Grossman and Fritz Gearhart, violist Mary Harris, and cellist Andrew Smith (UCSB alumnus) will join Ms. Felber to present Amy Beach's Theme and Variations for Flute and String Quartet, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, K. 465 "Dissonance Quartet", and Joan Tower's Rising for flute and string quartet.
  1. Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
  • Ensemble for Contemporary Music
Directed by Jeremy Haladyna, the UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music will present staples of the contemporary music repertoire as well as new works by UCSB faculty and students.
  1. Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 5:30pm
  • Wind Ensemble
Directed by Paul Bambach, the UCSB Wind Ensemble will present classics from the wind band repertoire alongside new and exciting works by some of today’s most well-known composers.
  1. Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Chamber Choir and Women's Chorus
The UCSB Chamber Choir and Women’s Chorus will present a joint concert featuring choral masterpieces and contemporary favorites.
  1. Friday, November 30, 2018 - 7:30pm
  • Middle East Ensemble
Directed by Scott Marcus, the UCSB Middle East Ensemble will present an evening of music and dance reflecting the great variety of cultures found in the Middle East. The ensemble performs music and dance from Arab, Turkish, Persian, Armenian, Greek, Jewish, and even Assyrian cultures, with everything from classical pieces to popular songs, as well as folk and cabaret-style dances.
  1. Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 7:30pm