All in One Place
Only at UCLA! We are a school of music that unites independent but complementary departments and programs in Ethnomusicology, Global Jazz Studies, Music, Music Industry and Musicology – all in one place. Our exceptional approach to education provides our students with academic opportunities that balance cutting-edge scholarship, performance mastery, and composition, with access to a leading music industry program.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is the first – and only – school of music in the University of California system. We train and educate students across western classical and world music traditions, transcending traditional academic boundaries by balancing performance mastery and composition with cutting-edge scholarship. Rigorous and improvisational, we encourage and embrace the exploration of music in all its contemporary and historical diversity. Our 450 undergraduate and graduate students have a multitude of performance opportunities and access to exceptional faculty, new state-of-the-art facilities, world-class archives and instrument collections, and dedicated degree programs and centers of study.
Within UCLA’s interdisciplinary environment, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is the portal through which music engages with other disciplines on campus and beyond.