Khon: Thai Masked Dance and Music
Organized by Supeena Adler, this monumental concert brought together internationally acclaimed Thai musicians and dancers with UCLA students and the greater UCLA community.
School of Music faculty and staff receive Chancellor’s Arts Initiative Grants
Three faculty from The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music were among 12 recipients of arts research grants awarded by the Chancellor’s Council on the Arts (CCoA) and the university’s Office for Research and Creative Activities (ORCA). The Initiative awarded $150,000 in funding to advance relevant arts research projects that demonstrate originality and contribute to the
Ethnomusicology Graduate Student Wins Prize Presented at Society for Ethnomusicology Conference
Tyler Yamin received a Ki Mantle Hood Student Prize for his paper, “Creativity and Contestation in the Canopy: Reflections on the Material-Discursive Boundaries of Gibbon Song,” read at the 2018 SEMSCHC conference, and awarded at the 2019 conference.
UCLA's Music of Thailand Ensemble flourishes after a 30 year hiatus
"Adjunct assistant professor Supeena Insee Adler revived UCLA’s Music of Thailand Ensemble after spending 100 hours refurbishing decayed Thai instruments..."
Restoring Thai musical instruments strengthens ties between UCLA and community
Long after UCLA students left Schoenberg Hall for the day during winter 2015, Supeena Insee Adler was still working well into the night there, repairing old Thai musical instruments — some of them broken — that had been left unused, covered with cobwebs and forgotten since 1985. In 2014, Adler, a classical Thai musician and