Alumnus Will Baker Wins Position with Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
William A. Baker graduated cum laude from The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in 2010 with a bachelor’s in music performance, studying euphonium and bass trombone. He earned a master’s degree at Northwestern University and spent several years in Chicago before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he played frequently with the
What is Music's Value? A Conversation with Tim Taylor
Tim Taylor, professor of ethnomusicology and musicology at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has always been curious about how we assess the value of music. The author of over 50 articles and a shelf of books, Taylor has explored music and capitalism, global pop, western music in the world, and more. His new
Alumnus Jonathan "Mad" Tsai, Profiled.
Jonathan “Mad” Tsai has over 3m. TikTok followers. Ryan Quan just profiled him for his monthly “artist of the month” column for JoySauce.  
Tom Hodgson Named Hellman Fellow for 2024-25
Tom Hodgson, assistant professor in musicology, has received the high honor of being named a Hellman Fellow. In early 2020, the Hellman Fellows Fund provided an endowment to UCLA to establish the UCLA Society of Hellman Fellows which provides support and encouragement for the research of promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction
Musicology Doctoral Student Wins Prestigious Dissertation Fellowship
Matthew Blackmar just won the American Musicology Association’s Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship. The AMS made five awards from a pool of applicants across all of North America. Fellows receive a substantial 12 month stipend to support dissertation research and writing. Blackmar’s dissertation examines the fertile field of copyright and technological advances. The
Eileen Strempel Drops by Office Hours
On July 15, 2024 Eileen Strempel will be a special guest on the podcast Office Hours with John Gardner. Gardner, co-founder of the Gardner Institute, searches for innovators in higher education whose vision promises to transform student learning and success. Catch her interview with Gardner.
Meet the New Director of the UCLA Gluck Fellows Program
Originally from Australia, Catherine Gregory is the new director of the UCLA Gluck Fellows Program which wrapped up its 2023-24 season with its annual showcase. Gregory, who performs internationally as a flute soloist and chamber musician, is also a lecturer in the School of Music’s music industry program. Catherine first came to the United States
2024 Commencement in Pictures
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music held its 2024 commencement ceremony in the Ackerman Ballroom on June 14 at 10:00 a.m. The solemn occasion was leavened by the School of Music’s signature live music and celebratory mood. But let the pictures tell the story. The faculty and students entered to a processional performed by
Berry Gordy Honored at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
The Los Angeles Sentinel covered the ceremony honoring Berry Gordy, hosted by the School of Music at the London West Hollywood on June 8. In attendance were such Motown luminaries as Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder.