Conrad Prebys Music Center at UCSD

  • Russell Lane at Gilman Drive, San Diego, CA 92037 | Directions
  • 858-534-2230 | Website

UCSD's Department of Music maintains multiple stages inside the Conrad Prebys Music Center (CPMC), including the 400-seat Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, a 170 seat Recital Hall, and the Experimental Theater, which boasts a variable digital acoustics system.

Financing for a Music Center was approved by the UC System in late 2006, and construction began in 2007. The $53-million Music Center was completed in May 2009 after receiving two donations totaling $9 million from local philanthropist Conrad Prebys.

The main concert hall is among the most acoustically pristine medium-capacity venue in San Diego. There are regular “telematic” concerts, which pair improvisers at UCSD with performers in different geographic locations, playing in real time through the magic of the internet. The acoustics of the Concert Hall were the final project of acoustician Cyril M. Harris' career, who retired following the completion of the hall.

All ages. Tickets usually $15.50, seats 350, $2 an hour parking in Gilman Parking Structure (free on weekends.)

Upcoming Events

  • Palimpsest Ensemble

    Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m.

  • ArtPower: St. Lawrence String Quartet & Stephen Prutsman

    Friday, April 26, 8:00 p.m.

  • Pandit Kartik Seshadri

    Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

  • Camera Lucida

    Monday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.

  • Takae Ohnishi

    Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 p.m.

  • Kallisti Presents Chamber Opera

    Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 p.m.

  • Ensemble Pamplemousse

    Thursday, May 9, 7:00 p.m.

  • Kallisti Presents Chamber Opera

    Friday, May 10, 7:00 p.m.

  • Kallisti Presents Chamber Opera

    Saturday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.

  • Kamau Kenyatta & Joe Garrison

    Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.

  • Miranda Cuckson

    Thursday, May 16, 7:00 p.m.

  • UG Percussion Ensemble

    Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.

  • Stephanie Richards

    Wednesday, May 22, 7:00 p.m.

  • Piano Studio Recital

    Tuesday, May 28, 2:00 p.m.

  • Undergrad Forum

    Friday, May 31, 7:00 p.m.

  • 103C Undergraduate Juries

    Saturday, June 1, 10:00 a.m.

  • Chamber Orchestra

    Tuesday, June 4, 7:00 p.m.

  • 95W World Music Students

    Wednesday, June 5, 7:00 p.m.

  • Singers & Choirs

    Thursday, June 6, 5:00 p.m.

  • Chamber Ensembles

    Friday, June 7, 7:00 p.m.

  • Voice Students

    Sunday, June 9, 5:00 p.m.

  • Monday Night Jazz

    Monday, June 10, 7:00 p.m.

  • Introduction to Composition

    Wednesday, June 12, 3:00 p.m.

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