Music at DRBU

At Dharma Realm Buddhist University, we recognize the power of music to uplift, inspire, and bring communities together. We are committed to providing a space for music education, appreciation, and performance, and we offer several programs that aim to nurture talented musicians and promote the arts.

Ukiah Youth Concert

May 12, 2023, at 7pm
The Ukiah Youth Concert will feature international young musicians from DRBU and DVGS, the Ukiah High School Jazz Band, students of pianist Elizabeth MacDougall, Ukiah High School music teacher Audrey McCombs, violinist Margie Rice, concert director and singer Sophie Wu.The concert program will showcase solo and ensemble performances, dance, and music from the East and West. Master musicians performing at the event are Grammy-nominated guitarist Alex de GrassSpencer Brewer, a globally recognized composer and pianist; Wenbo Yin, an award-winning classical and jazz saxophonist and conductor; and concert collaborative pianist Elizabeth MacDougall. Proceeds from the concert will support music education, including programs or departments associated with the young musicians who participate in the event.

To learn more about the concert here. Reserve your spot today!

Mendocino International Summer Music Academy

July 9 - 22, 2023
The Mendocino International Summer Music Academy (MISMA), is where professional music programs meet wellness practices. Our unique programs offer musical students and artists (ages 16 and above) a direct opportunity to work with a dedicated team of world-renowned, award-winning musicians and faculty. The small class size and private lesson offerings grant participants a truly immersive experience and allow them to enjoy close mentorship and individualized instruction. For more information, visit


Past Programs

Infinite Light Winter Recital

The Dharma Realm Buddhist University in collaboration with the Instilling Goodness and Developing Virtue Schools present the Infinite Light Winter Recital, featuring international musicians’ renditions of worldwide masterpieces. The coming together of diverse genres of music that originated from various cultures and in different periods of time ignites the interconnected light that dispels darkness and erases boundaries and limitations.

Director: Sophie Wu. Master Artists: Pianist, Spencer Brewer; collaborative Pianist, Elizabeth MacDougall; saxophonist, Dr. Wenbo Yin.

Proceeds from this concert directly went to support the day-to-day operations of DVGS and DRBU.

Concert recording is available on YouTube: Infinite Light Winter Recital