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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

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Restoring Thai Music Instruments Strengthens Community Ties

The project has not ontly given the instruments back their voices but provided students access to them in classrooms and concerts and helped build a strong bond between UCLA and the Thai community in both Los Angeles and Thailand. READ MORE
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Come out and play!

Our Music Department audition dates for large ensembles--Philharmonia, Symphony, Chorale, Chamber Singers, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Marching Band -- are around the corner. While most music majors are required to particpate, all of our ensembles are open to non-majors who audition successfully. READ MORE

Q&A: Christoph Bull discusses his musical contribution to ‘Ghostbusters’

UCLA adjunct associate organ professor Christoph Bull recorded his music for the "Ghostbusters" movie score at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. READ MORE

Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center wins Los Angeles Architectural Award

The Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music was recently recognized as one of the 35 best design projects in Los Angeles County at the 46th Annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards. READ MORE



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Monk Institute -- Jam Session at the Blue Whale

October 04, 2016. 9:00 pm

Monk Institute -- Jam Session at the Blue Whale




Clarinet and Saxophone Master Class

October 10, 2016. 6:00 pm

Clarinet and Saxophone Master Class




MONTAGE -- Great Film Composers and the Piano

October 15, 2016. 8:00 pm

MONTAGE -- Great Film Composers and the Piano




UCLA PHILHARMONIA

October 20, 2016. 8:00 pm

 UCLA PHILHARMONIA




UCLA FACULTY COMPOSERS

November 01, 2016. 8:00 pm

UCLA FACULTY COMPOSERS




Kol Polin: Jewish Music From Poland

November 02, 2016. 7:30 pm

Kol Polin: Jewish Music From Poland




THE DAVID L. ABELL UCLA PIANO MASTERS SERIES

November 03, 2016. 6:30 pm

 THE DAVID L. ABELL UCLA PIANO MASTERS SERIES




Undergraduate Composers Concert

November 07, 2016. 8:00 pm

Undergraduate Composers Concert




An Introduction To Yokoyama Honkyoku And The Relationship Between The Shakuhachi And Zen Buddhism

November 08, 2016. 7:30 pm

An Introduction To Yokoyama Honkyoku And The Relationship Between The Shakuhachi And Zen Buddhism




UCLA Wind Ensemble

November 09, 2016. 8:00 pm

UCLA Wind Ensemble




UCLA Philharmonia

November 10, 2016. 8:00 pm

UCLA Philharmonia




Saxophone Studio Recital

November 14, 2016. 6:00 pm

Saxophone Studio Recital




Graduate Composers Concert

November 15, 2016. 8:00 pm

Graduate Composers Concert




UCLA Symphony

November 30, 2016. 8:00 pm

UCLA Symphony




UCLA Choral Union: “Mid-Century Modern”

December 01, 2016. 8:00 pm

UCLA Choral Union: “Mid-Century Modern”




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