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Feb 11 2020

SYNERGY Music Festival

2020 Synergy Festival
classical, contemporary, jazz, lectures-symposia, world-music
Schoenberg Music Building

The Synergy Music Festival celebrates diversity through music – a medium that transcends boundaries. Experience performances that underscore UCLA’s commitment to highlighting the unique sounds and voices of its students, faculty and alumni. Enjoy performances music from around the globe, breakout sessions on scholarly topics hosted by our expert ethnomusicologists, musicologists, and music department faculty, and close with a special evening concert featuring Dexter Story, We The Folk, India Carney, and Mariachi de Uclatlán.

Watch the Festival Preview Video.

Festival Schedule:

Vivaldi “Four Seasons” – UCLA Strings

Noon - 1:15PM
UCLA Music Library

Breakout sessions

Lani Hall

“Sweet Beulah Land, the evolution of the African-American Concert Spiritual"

Professor James Bass

“The Importance of Learning Music from the Whole World”
Steve Loza

“Out of the Frying Pan, into the Fire? Music Industry and Academia Struggle with Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.”
Professor Robert Fink and Graduate Student Panel

World Music Showcase

UCLA Music Library

Global Jazz Combo

Persian/Iranian duo

Music of China Ensemble

Concert Spirituals – UCLA Chamber Singers

Schoenberg Hall Foyer

Main Stage Concert

Schoenberg Hall

Dexter Story & Wondem Band
We The Folk
India Carney Band
& Mariachi de Uclatlán

Register in advance for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

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This event is FREE! No RSVP required. Early arrival is recommended.


Self-service parking is available at UCLA’s Parking Structure #2 for events in Schoenberg Music Building and the Evelyn and Mo Ostin Music Center. Costs range from $1 for 20 minutes to $20 all day. Learn more about campus parking.


The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is eager to provide a variety of accommodations and services for access and communications. If you would like to request accommodations, please do so 10 days in advance of the event by emailing ADA@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu or calling (310) 825-0174.


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Food and drink may not be carried into the theaters. Thank you!

The Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.