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Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center

Completed in 2014, the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center comprises two separate buildings that provide faculty and students access to the latest advances in music technology, research, and pedagogy. These buildings expand the facilities provided by the Schoenberg Music Building.

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Opera UCLA

The Voice and Opera program at UCLA is widely regarded as the top vocal degree program in the West, and among the top programs nationwide

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The UCLA Bruin Marching Band

The "Solid Gold Sound" of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band performs at the Rose Bowl for home games before crowds as large as 100,000 people. Pregame shows by the Band build crowd energy and enthusiasm with UCLA favorites "Strike Up the Band", "The Bruin Warriors" and "The Mighty Bruins".

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Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz

From its base in Washington, DC, the Institute has grown from a good idea to an essential forum for identifying the music's new voices, honoring its present and past masters, and making the jazz aesthetic available and comprehensible in concert halls and classrooms around the world.

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UCLA Orchestras

Comprising two ensembles, the orchestra program at UCLA offers professional training in one of the finest university orchestras in the nation, high-level performance opportunities for other members of the campus community, and graduate studies in orchestral and opera conducting.

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Music Industry Minor

The Music Industry minor is a series of courses designed to introduce students to a critical perspective on the formative effects the music industry and music technology has had on musical practices around the world; prepare students for employment in the music industry, including marketing and sales, recording production, intellectual property, sound recording, and arranging; and contribute to improved interaction between the university, the music industry, and the musical life of Los Angeles.

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World Music Ensembles

The Ethnomusicology Department hosts the following World Music Ensembles: Music of African-Americans, Music of the Balkans, Music of India (sitar and tabla), Music of Mexico, Anglo American Music, Charles Mingus Ensemble, Intercultural Improvisation Ensemble, Near East Ensemble, Music of Bali, Music of China, Irish Music Ensemble and Music of West Africa.

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Choral Ensembles

The UCLA choral ensembles boast a rich heritage of musical excellence and leadership in the field of choral music.

Attracting music majors and non-majors from all walks of university life, UCLA Chorale and Chamber Singers study and perform a diverse repertoire of music from the Renaissance to the present.

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Early Music Ensemble

The UCLA Early Music Ensemble is dedicated to vocal and instrumental music from historical periods prior to 1800, emphasizing European and colonial repertories not usually covered by other UCLA ensembles. The mission of the ensemble is to explore those repertories and associated performance practices in depth, and to bring these explorations to a professional performance level.

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Chamber Music Ensembles

The study and performance of chamber music plays an integral role in the training and growth of students in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Besides frequent appearances on campus, UCLA chamber groups appear frequently on prestigious Los Angeles concert series, on international stages, and through school and civic outreach programs across Southern California.

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UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive

Founded in 1961, the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive is one of the largest “world music” media archives in North America. The Archive holds over 150,000 recordings of traditional, folk, popular, and art musics from Africa, Asia, Australia and the Pacific islands, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.

Of Special Note

Top Rock-Era Songwriters Share Life Lessons in Online Course

Adjunct Professor David Leaf has drawn on his vast knowledge of popular music and his industry relationships to create a popular online course, “Songwriters on Songwriting: Killer Hooks, Essential Songs and Songwriters of the Rock Era … and Those They’ve influenced.” LEARN MORE

Three-day Festival Explores 'Response' Genre

A first-of-its-kind piano festival, "Dialogues and Re-imaginings" features world premieres by UCLA composers Richard Danielpour, David Lefkowitz, Ian Krouse, Peter Golub, and Mark Carlson, among others. Pianists Inna Faliks and David Kaplan will present a Piano Marathon on the final evening, June 3. The previous two evenings feature UCLA piano students from Faliks' and Kaplan's studios. READ MORE

$1.5 Million Gift for the Study of American Jewish Music

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is delighted to announce a $1.5 million gift from the Lowell Milken Family Foundation to establish the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music. The fund will enable the school to build on the work of the Milken Archive of Jewish Music, a collection of recordings, scores and historical materials that document the Jewish experience in America over the past 350 years. LEARN MORE

Herb Alpert to Receive UCLA's Highest Honor

The nine-time Grammy winner and National Medal of Arts recipient will be awarded the UCLA Medal, the campus’s highest honor, on June 16 at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s inaugural commencement ceremony. Chancellor Gene Block, who will present the medal, said Alpert’s “transformative leadership in the arts and arts education embodies and amplifies UCLA’s highest ideals.” LEARN MORE



Upcoming Events

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Music of India and Music of the Balkans Ensemble Concert

May 26, 2017. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music of India and Music of the Balkans Ensemble Concert




Lecture by Dwight Dickerson

May 31, 2017. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm





UCLA Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Concert

May 31, 2017. 8:00 pm

UCLA Symphonic Band and   Wind Ensemble Concert




Film Screening: I Stand Corrected

June 01, 2017. 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Film Screening: I Stand Corrected




Dialogues and Re-imaginings Piano Festival

June 01, 2017. 7:30 pm

Dialogues and Re-imaginings Piano Festival




UCLA Camarades Chamber Music Marathon

June 02, 2017. 4:00 pm

UCLA Camarades Chamber Music Marathon




Old-Time String Band and Intercultural Improvisation Ensemble Concert

June 02, 2017. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Old-Time String Band  and Intercultural Improvisation Ensemble Concert




Dialogues and Re-imaginings Piano Festival

June 02, 2017. 7:30 pm

Dialogues and Re-imaginings Piano Festival




Opera UCLA presents "Mansfield Park" by Jonathan Dove

June 03, 2017. 2:00 pm

Opera UCLA presents




Dialogues and Re-imaginings Piano Festival

June 03, 2017. 7:00 pm

Dialogues and Re-imaginings Piano Festival




Near East Ensemble and Music of China Ensemble Concert

June 03, 2017. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Near East Ensemble and Music of China Ensemble Concert




Opera UCLA presents "Mansfield Park" by Jonathan Dove

June 04, 2017. 2:00 pm

Opera UCLA presents




VEM Quartet with Jocelyn Ho, piano “Sundays Live” @ LACMA

June 04, 2017. 6:00 pm

VEM Quartet with Jocelyn Ho, piano “Sundays Live” @ LACMA




Music and Dance of West Africa and Music of Persia Ensemble Concert

June 04, 2017. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Music and Dance of West Africa and Music of Persia Ensemble Concert




Jazz Combo Concert, Spring 2017

June 05, 2017. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jazz Combo Concert, Spring 2017




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