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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  • UCSB Chamber Orchestra
The UCSB Chamber Orchestra will present live in November 2021 an all-Beethoven program, which will serve as the ensemble's first live, in-person performance since the 20-month-long pause caused by the COVID pandemic. This program was initially scheduled for a June 2020 concert to celebrate Beethoven's 250th Anniversary, which was commemorated that year around the world. The program will feature an energetic overture to Beethoven’s opera Fidelio and a special treat of the composer's Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral," a true gem in the collection of his nine symphonies. Dr. Maxim Kuzin, Director of the UCSB Chamber Orchestra, shared that “we are very enthusiastic to see our audiences back in person at Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall in November!” Please join the ensemble on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UC Santa Barbara campus.
  1. Monday, November 29, 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm


  • Nicole Lamartine
We sat down with Dr. Nicole Lamartine, UCSB’s Sorensen Director of Choral Music, and asked her about her upcoming concert, UCSB Choirs by Candlelight: CLARITY. In this video interview, she discusses the concert’s venue, the inspiration behind its program and themes, and its three performing choirs. Read more...

It's on us!

The UCSB Department of Music proudly announces FREE ADMISSION to UCSB students for all Department of Music events!* 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) 
Middle East Ensemble
Gospel Choir
Wind Ensemble
Gamelan Ensemble
Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Players 
Jazz Ensemble 
*On the rare occasion, certain events may not be free to UCSB Students. This information will be clearly indicated on the event listing.
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 concert.


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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.