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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  • World Music Series
As part of the World Music Series, Richard North will direct the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble in a showcase of an ancient style of gamelan from Cirebon, West Java, featuring dynamic drumming, delicate melodies, and lively interlocking rhythms, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12 pm in the UCSB Music Bowl. The World Music Series is co-presented by the UCSB MultiCultural Center and the Ethnomusicology Program in the Department of Music.
  1. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Martha SpriggeUCSB Music faculty member Dr. Martha Sprigge (Assistant Professor, Musicology) was named a 2018-2019 UCSB Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Faculty Fellow, making her one of only four UCSB faculty members selected for the fellowship. On Tuesday, May 21st from 4-6 pm in the McCune Conference Room (6020) of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, the 2018-2019 IHC Faculty Fellows will discuss their works-in-progress that have been supported by the award. Dr. Sprigge will give a presentation on her current book project, Socialist Laments: Musical Mourning in the German Democratic Republic. The book demonstrates how music was used to enact the mourning process in the former German Democratic Republic (the GDR, or East Germany), where the ruling Socialist Unity Party tightly regulated expressions of loss. Dr. Sprigge examines performances of grief that took place within the framework of East German commemorative events to assert a place for music in the mourning process, and a place for mourning in the memorial culture of the former GDR. 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.