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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

Wayne Shorter Wins Prestigious Polar Music Prize

Jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter, professor of music and a member of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Board of Trustees, is one of this year’s recipients of Sweden’s Polar Music Prize, considered by many to be the ‘Nobel Prize of Music’. Said the award committee, “Without the musical explorations of Wayne Shorter, modern music would not have drilled so deep.” LEARN MORE

The Sounds of Success

With the help of scholarships, India Carney '16 was able to focus on achieving her dreams while studying vocal performance at UCLA. Today, her talent continues to shine and her generous spirit opens doors for others. Read more about India's story and consider helping The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music recruit the nation's top music scholars and students. LEARN MORE

Judith Smith Appointed Founding Dean

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh announced the appointment of Judith Smith as founding dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA’s newest school and the first school of music established in the University of California system. She will assume leadership on March 1. READ MORE

Congratulations GRAMMY winners!

Opera UCLA alumnus Joshua Guerrero and master tabla player and professor Abhiman Kaushal are GRAMMY winners! Guerrero, called a “gifted” tenor by the NYT’s, was a member of the team that won for the LA Opera’s 2015 production of “Ghosts of Versaille.” Kaushal was a guest player on White Sun's album, "White Sun II," which beat out Enya, Vangelis and others to win the best new age album category. Professors Theresa Dimond (percussion) and Movses Pogossian (violin) also performed on “Ghosts” as members of the orchestra. LEARN MORE



Upcoming Events

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Distinguished Lecture: Berthold Hoeckner

February 23, 2017. 4:15 pm

Distinguished Lecture: Berthold Hoeckner




David A. Abell Piano Masters Series -- Soyeon Kate Lee

February 23, 2017. 6:30 pm

David A. Abell Piano Masters Series -- Soyeon Kate Lee




UCLA Wind Ensemble Invitational

February 24, 2017. 10:30 am

UCLA Wind Ensemble Invitational




Chamber Music Masterclass with Diotima Quartet

February 24, 2017. 2:00 pm

Chamber Music Masterclass with Diotima Quartet




Opera UCLA presents "Cendrillon," by Jules Massenet

February 24, 2017. 8:00 pm

Opera UCLA presents




HOCKET @ UCLA

February 24, 2017. 8:00 pm

HOCKET @ UCLA




Opera UCLA presents "Cendrillon," by Jules Massenet

February 26, 2017. 2:00 pm

Opera UCLA presents




Woodwind Chamber Music Concert

February 27, 2017. 8:00 pm

Woodwind Chamber Music Concert




Synaesthesia Playground

March 02, 2017. 7:30 pm

Synaesthesia Playground




Lecture by Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

March 03, 2017. 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Lecture by Ruth Hellier-Tinoco




Inside the (G)earbox: John Adams @ 70

March 04, 2017. 11:30 am - 8:30 pm

Inside the (G)earbox: John Adams @ 70




Jazz Combo Concert, Winter 2017

March 06, 2017. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jazz Combo Concert, Winter 2017




Big Band Jazz Concert, Winter 2017

March 07, 2017. 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Big Band Jazz Concert, Winter 2017




UCLA Symphonic Band & UCLA Wind Ensemble

March 08, 2017. 8:00 pm

UCLA Symphonic Band & UCLA Wind Ensemble




UCLA Strings: Violin Master Class with Axel Strauss

March 10, 2017. 1:30 pm

UCLA Strings: Violin Master Class with Axel Strauss




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