Persia & Near East

UCLA Ethnomusicology World Music Instrument Collection - Near East Persia

Instruments of Persia & The Near East

The Persia-Near East collection consists of 47 pieces such as ‘ud, nay, setar, and tar. Most of the instruments in this collection came to UCLA in 1967. These instruments are presently in use in three ensemble classes.

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music receives $1 million gift from the Farhang Foundation
Farhang Foundation’s gift will enable the school of music’s academic leadership to start the proposal process for the new minor degree program.
Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute Helps Bring Back Iranian Music Program, Gives $60,000 to Establish Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Fund for Iranian Music
Iranian Music had been on a two-decade hiatus at UCLA, until 2016 when instructor Amir Hosein Pourjavady – a Bruin who received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from UCLA – returned to UCLA, working with The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology to revive the Persian Music Ensemble and