Department of Music

  • Performance by university carillonist Wesley Arai celebrates the 50th anniversary of Storke Tower

  • Annie Wünsch in the 1904 premiere of “The Mock Marriage”

    UCSB Library, Opera Theatre team to present a 115-year-old work by Franz Lehár with feminist themes

  • Fall Quarter brings a fresh complement of art, music, film and more

  • The winter arts season is packed with a rich and diverse assortment of creative works

  • UCSB Summer Music Festival expands to three days with more artists and events, including premieres of student compositions

  • The musical talent of seven UCSB graduate students has earned them top honors in the 2017 Santa Barbara Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation (PASF) competition.

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    A video feature on the UCSB Department of Music

    The UCSB Department of Music hits all the right notes

  • Creative masters of film, music, dance and more will visit the UC Santa Barbara campus during new arts season

  • UCSB faculty, grad students to perform in Opera Santa Barbara’s production of “The Cunning Little Vixen”

  • UCSB alumnus Alexander Lipay wins a Grammy award for best surround sound album

  • An interdepartmental collaboration celebrating three pioneers of postmodern dance anchors UCSB’s winter arts season

  • UCSB's fall season spotlights new talent as well as alumni inspiring the next generation of creators.

  • In a milestone concert, UCSB music professor presents a rarely performed work by Beethoven

  • The play’s the thing at UCSB, and so are dance, music and art as a new academic year begins

  • Interested in practicing the jarana, a guitarlike instrument from Veracruz, Mexico? How about the marimbol, a wooden box with tuned metal tongues that provide the bass line?

  • Bayrakdarian was the featured vocalist on the Grammy-award winning soundtrack of the film ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers’

  • The Flentrop organ in UC Santa Barbara's Department of Music will take center stage on Jan. 10 for “Bach to Flentrop,” a performance commemorating the 40th anniversary of the organ’s arrival at UCSB.

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