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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  • Wesley Arai
UCSB University Carillonist Wesley Arai will present a special recital commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Storke Tower carillon’s dedication on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2 pm. The program will feature world premieres of pieces by composers Emma Lou Diemer (Professor Emerita, UCSB) and Aaron David Miller, which were commissioned for the event. Listeners are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on the grass outside the tower during the recital.
  1. Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 2:00pm


Dr. Ruth Hellier-Tinoco at conferenceProfessor Ruth Hellier-Tinoco has had a busy summer with conference presentations and book promotions at three major conferences in Mexico and the USA. In June, Dr. Hellier-Tinoco participated in the 2019 Congress or Encuentro of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics (NYU), themed The World Inside Out: Humor, Noise, and Performance, which was held at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City. At this nine-day event, Dr. Hellier-Tinoco presented her book titled Performing Palimpsest Bodies: Postmemory Theatre Experiments [in Mexico]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.