Department of Music

Department of Music

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From an institution that began life dedicated to training the next generation of music educators, to what is now a fully established research and professional graduate program, graduates of the UC Santa Barbara Department of Music have distinguished themselves both nationally and internationally. Many have gone on to teaching, either privately or in outstanding secondary school positions, and in more recent years, graduates have joined the faculties of major colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. A number have become widely recognized and published scholars; some are now prize-winning and frequently performed composers, while others are writing for television and film. Alumni are also establishing fine reputations as conductors of orchestras, opera, and choruses. Graduates of the instrumental programs have gone on to solo and orchestral careers with leading orchestras, and our singers can be heard in opera companies around the world.

Upcoming Events

Guest Artist Masterclass: Danish String Quartet

The UCSB Department of Music will present a Guest Artist Masterclass led by members of the Danish String Quartet on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 10...

11/13 10am
World Music Series: UCSB Gamelan Ensemble

As part of the UCSB World Music Series, the UCSB Gamelan Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12 pm at the UCSB Music Bowl. Directed by...

11/13 12pm
CREATE presents "Music Landscape" featuring Robert Morris

The Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) will present "Music Landscape", featuring Robert Morris, on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at...

11/13 7:30pm
UCSB Chamber Players

Directed by Robert Koenig, the UCSB Chamber Players will present an evening of chamber music favorites on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Karl...

11/15 7:30pm
Faculty Artist Recital: Wesley Arai, Carillon

As part of the 50th Anniversary Carillon Recital Series, UCSB University Carillonist Wesley Arai will present a recital from the carillon in UCSB's Storke...

11/17 11am

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