UCSB Department of Music Events

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Undergraduate Advising
Heidi Dinnogen
hdinnogen@music.ucsb.edu
(805) 893-5672

Graduate Advising
Carly Yartz
cyartz@music.ucsb.edu
(805) 893-4603

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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News

Dr. Martha Sprigge

UC Santa Barbara Assistant Professor of Musicology Dr. Martha Sprigge released her first book, Socialist Laments: Musical Mourning in the German Democratic Republic, with Oxford University Press in April 2021. Socialist Laments: Musical Mourning in the German Democratic Republic examines a vast repertoire of commemorative works to present a history of musical mourning in communist East Germany (1949–1990). Taking a site-specific approach to this repertoire, Dr. Sprigge demonstrates how music became a crucial outlet for processing loss in a country where the ruling Socialist Unity Party tightly regulated public expressions of grief. 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.