UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music All in One Place. Performance. Scholarship. Innovation. 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 o

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 o

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It’s getting spooky 👻 this fall as Opera UCLA presents the WORLD PREMIERE of horror opera "Cesare, Child of Night" from ...
10/28/2021

It’s getting spooky 👻 this fall as Opera UCLA presents the WORLD PREMIERE of horror opera "Cesare, Child of Night" from Composer and Film/TV Orchestrator Jonathan Beard (Respect, King Richard, Zack Snyder's Justice League, and The Mandalorian), and directed by Emmy-nominated director and editor Stewart Schill (American Crime Story). Inspired by the silent horror film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," it's scored for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, flutes, percussion, keys, string quartet and boutique electronics. 🎭

Join us on Halloween 🎃 night, Oct 31 at 8 PM PT for the virtual premiere with performances by several @UCLAalpert professors, including Michael Dean (Professor, Voice Performance), Antonio Lysy (Area Head, Strings), Movses Pogossian (Professor of Violin), and Mike Shapiro (Lecturer, Music Industry).

Read more: https://uclamusic.info/2ZsJv83
#ThisisUCLAMusic #Opera #UCLA #Music

It’s getting spooky 👻 this fall as Opera UCLA presents the WORLD PREMIERE of horror opera "Cesare, Child of Night" from Composer and Film/TV Orchestrator Jonathan Beard (Respect, King Richard, Zack Snyder's Justice League, and The Mandalorian), and directed by Emmy-nominated director and editor Stewart Schill (American Crime Story). Inspired by the silent horror film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," it's scored for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, flutes, percussion, keys, string quartet and boutique electronics. 🎭

Join us on Halloween 🎃 night, Oct 31 at 8 PM PT for the virtual premiere with performances by several @UCLAalpert professors, including Michael Dean (Professor, Voice Performance), Antonio Lysy (Area Head, Strings), Movses Pogossian (Professor of Violin), and Mike Shapiro (Lecturer, Music Industry).

Read more: https://uclamusic.info/2ZsJv83
#ThisisUCLAMusic #Opera #UCLA #Music

Interested in the graduate programs 🎓 at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music? Applications are open through Wednesday, ...
09/21/2021
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Interested in the graduate programs 🎓 at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music?
Applications are open through Wednesday, December 1, 2021 🗓
To learn more about the graduate application process, please click the link below ⬇️.

This is the process for applying to our undergraduate programs, which include: – Music Performance BM – Music Education BA – Music Composition BA – Global Jazz Studies BA – Ethnomusicology BA –…

Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard discusses his latest album and the upcoming opera "Fire Shut Up In My Bones" at...
09/18/2021
Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard on making Black history at Met Opera

Trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard discusses his latest album and the upcoming opera "Fire Shut Up In My Bones" at The Metropolitan Opera. On Monday, 9/27 when the curtains rise, the professor of Global Jazz Studies at the School of Music will make history as the first Black director to create a mainstage Met production, performed at the prestigious and historic institution.

Join us in congratulating Blanchard on this incredible achievement and celebrating this profound moment in history.

UCLA #ThisIsUCLAMusic

Blanchard discusses the complexities of presenting "Fire Shut Up In My Bones" in a genre of music where Blacks have often been excluded.

“Our most underserved students need something more than an open door to college; they need additional supports that will...
09/03/2021
Investing in strategies to boost degree completion, not free college (opinion)

“Our most underserved students need something more than an open door to college; they need additional supports that will propel them toward a certificate or a degree,” write Stephen J. Handel and The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music's Inaugural Dean Eileen L. Strempel. #ThisIsUCLAMusic

Free college proposals would only exacerbate the degree completion gap in higher ed, write Stephen J. Handel and Eileen L. Strempel.

Southeast Asian music ensembles have been prominent in UCLA’s Ethnomusicology program since its beginnings in the 1950s....
09/02/2021
Lunch & Learn: Southeast Asian Music Ensembles | Fowler Museum at UCLA

Southeast Asian music ensembles have been prominent in UCLA’s Ethnomusicology program since its beginnings in the 1950s. Central to the program was the novel idea of bi-musicality: that researchers of foreign music ought to learn to perform in the traditions they study. Join the Fowler Museum at UCLA on September 13 at Noon (PT) for a presentation by Supeena Insee Adler, curator of UCLA's World Music Instrument Collection, and Ph.D. Candidate in Ethnomusicology, Otto Stuparitz on ensembles from Bali, Java, Philippines, and Thailand—among the first Asian ensembles established at UCLA. Learn about the history of these instruments, including the spectacular, ornately decorated Mon gong circle exhibited at the Fowler now; and discover how they continue to enrich the lives of students, faculty, and community members

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Make sure you register to vote by Aug. 30th to vote in California's upcoming Recall Election and make your voice heard.A...
08/26/2021
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Make sure you register to vote by Aug. 30th to vote in California's upcoming Recall Election and make your voice heard.

As an added bonus, getting registered to vote in California NOW will also help towards completing the residency process.

Learn how to vote, what will be on your ballot, and other important resources: https://bruinsvote.ucla.edu/

BruinsVote is a non-partisan coalition of student organizations focused on making sure that Bruins count, by making voting easier and more accessible for everyone in the Bruin community. We promote civic engagement at UCLA through voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout.

⭐️ Alumni Spotlight ⭐️Congratulations to @UCLAAlpert alumnus and Alumni Board Chair Ryan Svendsen '10 who worked as the ...
08/23/2021

⭐️ Alumni Spotlight ⭐️
Congratulations to @UCLAAlpert alumnus and Alumni Board Chair Ryan Svendsen '10 who worked as the music supervisor for the recently released feature film The Protégé, starring Michael Keaton, Maggie Q and Samuel L. Jackson. Check out Ryan's work and watch this action-packed film, in theaters now!

⭐️ Alumni Spotlight ⭐️
Congratulations to @UCLAAlpert alumnus and Alumni Board Chair Ryan Svendsen '10 who worked as the music supervisor for the recently released feature film The Protégé, starring Michael Keaton, Maggie Q and Samuel L. Jackson. Check out Ryan's work and watch this action-packed film, in theaters now!

In a “first-of-its-kind collection”, the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap chronicles hip-hop’s growth and impact...
08/18/2021
How Do You Capture Four Decades of Hip-Hop? Very Broadly.

In a “first-of-its-kind collection”, the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap chronicles hip-hop’s growth and impact from the parks of the Bronx to the broadest areas of the American experience and of worldwide influence featuring a track list spanning four decades of Hip-Hop from artists.

Thoroughly researched and thoughtfully curated, the Anthology was curated by an advisory committee, comprised of around 40 artists, industry figures, journalists and academics, including Cheryl L. Keyes, Professor of Ethnomusicology, Global Jazz Studies and Chair of UCLA's Department of African American Studies at UCLA.

In regard to the “Anthologies” capturing the history of women in hip-hop — too often in the past considered primarily in relationship to men. “They are fully represented and represented in the most respectable way,” Keyes said. “They’re not there to tantalize the male fancy.”

“The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap,” a 129-song boxed set, has a very challenging (and maybe impossible) goal: pinning down a constantly evolving genre.

“We needed music...more than ever before,” said Natasha Pasternak, songwriting lecturer in the music industry program at...
08/17/2021

“We needed music...more than ever before,” said Natasha Pasternak, songwriting lecturer in the music industry program at @UCLAAlpert, while reflecting on songs that spoke to the upheaval of 2020 and the rising hope of 2021 in the curated playlists created by her and Professor of Global Jazz Studies Arturo O’Farrill, Chair of the Music Department and Professor of Music and the Wind Ensemble Conductor Travis J. Cross, and the SOM’s Inaugural Dean Eileen L. Strempel.

The 2020 playlist consists of songs that range from Céline Dion’s “All By Myself” and “This is America” by Childish Gambino, to Thom Yorke’s “Suspirium” and “Four Questions” by O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra featuring Cornel West, which Strempel found deep inspiration in from her beloved colleague.

The 2021 playlist looks at the year of reemergence from BTS’s “Dynamite” to Alain Pérez’s “Shorcito” that will make you want to dance whether standing or sitting, and “Hunting Season” by Hands & Teeth, giving you all the feels of looking forward to meeting people and partying.

To hear the full 2020 and 2021 playlists, click the links below.
https://uclamusic.info/3yV16lR
https://uclamusic.info/3spmUE0

Global Jazz Studies major Sophia James’s first ever EP “Stand Beneath the Sky” is out now on Spotify, Apple Music and iT...
07/31/2021

Global Jazz Studies major Sophia James’s first ever EP “Stand Beneath the Sky” is out now on Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes.

The EP is a direct reflection and translation of how James has experienced feelings of love, loss, pain and hope from the past couple of years.

“I’m particularly proud of this EP because it is the most deeply honest, authentic work I’ve ever let myself share with the world; with you,” said James. “I hope it brings you peace, hope, or healing of any kind.”

James is also going to perform a live virtual acoustic interactive concert on Saturday, July, 31 at 5 p.m. PT.

To learn more, click the link below.
https://uclamusic.info/3icMIPW

Global Jazz Studies major Sophia James’s first ever EP “Stand Beneath the Sky” is out now on Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes.

The EP is a direct reflection and translation of how James has experienced feelings of love, loss, pain and hope from the past couple of years.

“I’m particularly proud of this EP because it is the most deeply honest, authentic work I’ve ever let myself share with the world; with you,” said James. “I hope it brings you peace, hope, or healing of any kind.”

James is also going to perform a live virtual acoustic interactive concert on Saturday, July, 31 at 5 p.m. PT.

To learn more, click the link below.
https://uclamusic.info/3icMIPW

⭐️ Alumni Spotlight ⭐️ Congratulations to UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music alumnus Philip Graulty M.M. ’05 on the releas...
07/17/2021
Philip Graulty - Won't You Help To Sing? (Full Album - Official Video)

⭐️ Alumni Spotlight ⭐️

Congratulations to UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music alumnus Philip Graulty M.M. ’05 on the release of his debut solo EP, “Won’t You Help To Sing?”

Graulty’s work was created in response to the murder of George Floyd and is a collection of hymns and protest songs serving as a call to action against racial injustice. The second piece titled “Breathe” is an original composition dedicated to the memory of George Floyd.

“The suite’s title is borrowed from the chorus to Marley’s anthem,” said Graulty. “The question it poses is an invitation for us to not only sing these songs of freedom, but to embody their messages through our actions. Won’t you help to sing?”

To listen to this moving new album, click the link below.

Stream the EP on Spotify: http://www.philipgraulty.com/spotify"Won't You Help To Sing?" is a suite for solo guitar. The work was created in the summer of 202...

Have a safe and restful Fourth of July. May we continue to be independent free thinkers, respectful of one another and b...
07/04/2021

Have a safe and restful Fourth of July.

May we continue to be independent free thinkers, respectful of one another and be the change we want to see. 🇺🇸

Have a safe and restful Fourth of July.

May we continue to be independent free thinkers, respectful of one another and be the change we want to see. 🇺🇸

Join us as we honor Distinguished Professor of Ethnomusicology A.J. Racy as he retires from UCLA Herb Alpert School of M...
06/29/2021

Join us as we honor Distinguished Professor of Ethnomusicology A.J. Racy as he retires from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music following a 40+ year career of teaching, performance and research in a special virtual reception celebrating his many accomplishments on Wednesday, June 30 at 5 p.m. PT.

“The things I will miss most after retirement include the peaceful ambiance of the UCLA campus, the guest lectures on various related topics and world music performances at university venues,” said Professor Racy. “I will also miss many colleagues and staff, as well as the undergraduate and graduate students with whom I have worked.

We will miss Professor Racy and thank him for being an integral part of our UCLA community! 💛 💙

In honor of his expansive career and dedication to student success, the School of Music has established the A.J. Racy Scholarship in Ethnomusicology to support graduate and undergraduate scholars in their studies.

To learn more and to attend his upcoming reception, click the link below ⬇️.
https://uclamusic.info/3hdFNEy

#ThisisUCLAMusic #Ethnomusicology

Join us as we honor Distinguished Professor of Ethnomusicology A.J. Racy as he retires from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music following a 40+ year career of teaching, performance and research in a special virtual reception celebrating his many accomplishments on Wednesday, June 30 at 5 p.m. PT.

“The things I will miss most after retirement include the peaceful ambiance of the UCLA campus, the guest lectures on various related topics and world music performances at university venues,” said Professor Racy. “I will also miss many colleagues and staff, as well as the undergraduate and graduate students with whom I have worked.

We will miss Professor Racy and thank him for being an integral part of our UCLA community! 💛 💙

In honor of his expansive career and dedication to student success, the School of Music has established the A.J. Racy Scholarship in Ethnomusicology to support graduate and undergraduate scholars in their studies.

To learn more and to attend his upcoming reception, click the link below ⬇️.
https://uclamusic.info/3hdFNEy

#ThisisUCLAMusic #Ethnomusicology

At UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s 2021 virtual commencement celebration 🎉, students from the departments of music, e...
06/17/2021

At UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s 2021 virtual commencement celebration 🎉, students from the departments of music, ethnomusicology and global jazz studies joined forces for a breathtaking performance of “I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be Free” by Nina Simone and “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” by Stevie Wonder.

We hope you enjoy this inspiring rendition of both tracks by our School of Music students.

To watch the beautiful performance, click the link below ⬇️.
https://uclamusic.info/3zGYVDx

At UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s 2021 virtual commencement celebration 🎉, students from the departments of music, ethnomusicology and global jazz studies joined forces for a breathtaking performance of “I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be Free” by Nina Simone and “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” by Stevie Wonder.

We hope you enjoy this inspiring rendition of both tracks by our School of Music students.

To watch the beautiful performance, click the link below ⬇️.
https://uclamusic.info/3zGYVDx

Join us for the “End of Quarter Showcase” for the spring quarter of 2021 Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m. PT. Organized by th...
06/12/2021
End of Quarter Showcase - Spring 2021 - The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Join us for the “End of Quarter Showcase” for the spring quarter of 2021 Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m. PT. Organized by the Undergraduate Student Advisory Board, the concert brings together student performances and collaborations from across departments and ensembles at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. The event will feature projects that students have worked on this quarter and throughout the year.

Tune in to hear from performers across the School of Music, and come celebrate the end of the quarter and school year! 🙌

To view the program and to watch the concert, click the link below ⬇️.
https://uclamusic.info/3gcj0d0

The Undergraduate Student Advisory Board is proud to present the End of Quarter Showcase for the spring quarter of 2021

Join us as we celebrate the class of 2021 🎓 in our virtual commencement celebration today, Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. PT....
06/11/2021

Join us as we celebrate the class of 2021 🎓 in our virtual commencement celebration today, Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. PT. The event will feature student speakers and performers, as well as keynote remarks by GRAMMY nominated violinist and recipient of the MacArthur “genius” award Regina Carter. 🎉💙

Watch the event on our commencement webpage at the link below ⬇️.
http://uclamusic.info/commencement

Join us as we celebrate the class of 2021 🎓 in our virtual commencement celebration today, Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. PT. The event will feature student speakers and performers, as well as keynote remarks by GRAMMY nominated violinist and recipient of the MacArthur “genius” award Regina Carter. 🎉💙

Watch the event on our commencement webpage at the link below ⬇️.
http://uclamusic.info/commencement

Meet Sarah Yocute who will graduate 🎓 from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music with a B.A. in Global Jazz Studies. Yocute h...
06/11/2021

Meet Sarah Yocute who will graduate 🎓 from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music with a B.A. in Global Jazz Studies. Yocute has enjoyed her experience studying under expert faculty and among her talented peers. Following graduation, Sarah hopes to continue exploring her passion through her own compositions and among the growing community of artists in which she now finds herself.

“I love how open and broad this program and area of study is,” said Yocute. “It has given me the space to explore the sounds and musical environments that my heart gravitates towards.”

Sarah will perform a unique rendition of the UCLA alma mater as part of our 2021 virtual commencement celebration on Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. PT. Stream the event live at https://uclamusic.info/2TgTt9u.

#UCLA2021 #Commencement #ThisisUCLA Music

Meet Sarah Yocute who will graduate 🎓 from UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music with a B.A. in Global Jazz Studies. Yocute has enjoyed her experience studying under expert faculty and among her talented peers. Following graduation, Sarah hopes to continue exploring her passion through her own compositions and among the growing community of artists in which she now finds herself.

“I love how open and broad this program and area of study is,” said Yocute. “It has given me the space to explore the sounds and musical environments that my heart gravitates towards.”

Sarah will perform a unique rendition of the UCLA alma mater as part of our 2021 virtual commencement celebration on Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. PT. Stream the event live at https://uclamusic.info/2TgTt9u.

#UCLA2021 #Commencement #ThisisUCLA Music

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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.

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⭐ Alumni Spotlight: Michael Mayo, a graduate of our College Program Class of 2016 at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and the third vocalist to be accepted into the Institute of Jazz Performance, is up for Recording Academy / GRAMMYs consideration for his jazz influenced album, "Bones." - Best New Artist - R&B Performance - R&B Song - Progressive R&B Album - Arrangement - Instrumental or A Capella - Producer of the Year (Non-Classical)
Today, we are highlighting one of our UCLA Alumni Ryan Svendsen! Ryan was in the Solid Gold Sound from ‘06 to ‘08, and is now a music executive and professional trumpet player! Ryan recently recorded trumpet for “Industry Baby” for Lil Nas X feat Jack Harlow. Ryan is also the inaugural chair for UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music alumni board and he will be teaching music supervision at UCLA extension in winter of 2022. We’re very proud to call Ryan a Bruin! Go Bruins! 💙🐻💛
#Students of #LA! Did you know you can get an All Access Pass for only $30 to #LACO's 2021/22 programming? What that includes: 🎻ALL FIVE Orchestral Series concerts on either Saturdays or Sundays 🎻ALL SIX chamber music concerts at The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, The Broad Stage, and #ZipperHall 🎻ALL THREE Sound Investment Salons 🎻Advance reservation privileges and the ability to reserve up to three additional tickets each for $8 for your student-ID carrying friends 🎻Possibly becoming the most cultured person on campus Colburn School USC Thornton School of Music UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Pepperdine University Chapman University College of Performing Arts California Institute of the Arts LACM: Los Angeles College of Music More information here, including how to reserve with the All Access Pass: https://www.laco.org/student-senior-tickets/
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We would like to thank the inaugural dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Eileen Strempel, for leading the interview portion of our "Women's Voices, Women's Souls" concert at Temple Israel of Hollywood! Here is an excerpt of her conversation with Andrea Clearfield about "Women of Valor!" If you haven't yet checked out the concert, click the link below! https://youtu.be/Duoo2hLoZb0
We are very proud of Dr. Karenn Presti, our fall lecturer for the Introduction to Armenian Music Course in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, for being a co-winner of the 2021 Minas and Kohar Tölölyan Prize in Contemporary Literature!
Are there any UCLA grad students studying film scoring/composition?
Enjoying a powerrful recording becomes an amazing experience when we hear and see the music. Disfrutar de una poderosa grabación se convierte en una experiencia increíble cuándo escuchamos y vemos la música. #FYC Yalil Guerra:"SONATA No.1 Siglo XXI" Performed by Marcos Madrigal Recording Produced by: Yalil Guerra and Alessandro Stella.
I love that this community cares about music. As someone who also cares about the arts I have to recommend Salon Series by the Giulio Gari Foundation here on Facebook. The series highlights many gifted opera performers and it gives you interviews and updates regarding the opera world. Salon Series has another episode coming out all about the wonderfully talented tenor, Errin Brooks. Brooks has performed in the Metropolitan Opera House, the Teatro Regio Torino, and Lincoln Center. This episode of Salon Series will be streaming on Wednesday, July 21st at 7pm EST on the Giulio Gari Foundation’s page. I hope you all tune in to celebrate a legendary voice!
Elite Musique is hiring music educators to travel to homes in the Malibu and surrounding areas. If you are interested and have reliable transportation, please send resume to [email protected] $65+/hr Interviews will be held from April 13-15.
I hope this finds you well. I 've arranged to have these performances streamed live. And that would not have happened had I not attended UCLA If you can share with your community will be great https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/j-s-bach-the-entire-works-for-violin-unaccompanied-by-jonathon-glonek-af2021 Thanks and all best Jonathon