Woodwind, Brass, Percussion Programs

UCSB Wind Ensemble
UCSB Wind Ensemble (photo by Eric Isaacs)
This program offers high quality performance instruction from a supportive faculty in the context of a distinguished research university. UCSB alumni are found in the ranks of professional musicians and collegiate faculty. Faculty members are drawn from distinguished musicians based in the Santa Barbara and Los Angeles areas. Regular large ensemble opportunities are available in the Chamber Orchestra, the Wind Ensemble, and the Ensemble for Contemporary Music (ECM), which features internationally known composers and performers. Scholarship ensembles include the UCSB Scholarship Woodwind Quintet and Maurice Faulkner Brass Quintet. Additional performance opportunities are available through the Chamber Music Program, and ensembles from the Clarinet, Flute, Horn, and Percussion studios. The campus is the site of regular master classes by distinguished visiting artists, and the scene of nationally prominent events such as the American Horn Competition and WHOLE FLUTES®. The Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion program offers Bachelor of Music (BM) and Master of Music (MM) degrees with the exception of Horn, which offers a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA).

Degrees Offered


Bachelor of Arts (BA) with an emphasis in Music Studies
Bachelor of Music (BM)
Learn more about the BA with an emphasis in Music Studies and the BM degrees in the Music Department, Undergraduate Program section of UCSB's General Catalog. Information on applying to the undergraduate program can be found here


Master of Music (MM)
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA - Horn ONLY)
Learn more about the MM and DMA (Horn ONLY) Performance degrees in the Music Department, Graduate Program section of UCSB's General Catalog. Information on applying to the graduate program can be found here



Jill Felber | Professor, Flute
Oboe (TBA)
Paul Bambach | Senior Continuing Lecturer, Clarinet
Andrew Radford | Continuing Lecturer, Bassoon


Steven Gross | Professor, Horn
William Booth | Recall Continuing Lecturer, Low Brass


Jon Nathan | Continuing Lecturer, Percussion