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Fall 2021 Return to Campus FAQ
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Join us for the “End of Quarter Showcase” for the spring quarter of 2021 Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m. PT. Organized by the Undergraduate Student Advisory Board, the concert brings together student performances and collaborations from across departments and ensembles at @UCLAAlpert. The event will feature projects that students have worked on this quarter and throughout the year.⠀
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Tune in to hear from performers across the School of Music, and come celebrate the end of the quarter and school year! 🙌⠀
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To view the program and to watch the concert, click the link in our bio ⬆️.  #ThisisUCLAMusic #UCLA #Music
Join us as we celebrate the class of 2021 🎓 in our virtual commencement celebration today, Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. PT. The event will feature student speakers and performers, as well as keynote remarks by GRAMMY nominated violinist and recipient of the MacArthur “genius” award Regina Carter (@regina_carter_violin). 🎉💙⠀
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Watch the event on our commencement webpage at the link in our bio ⬆️.  #ThisisUCLAMusic #Graduation2021 #UCLAGrad #Graduation
Meet Sarah Yocute who will graduate 🎓from @uclaalpert with a B.A. in Global Jazz Studies. Yocute has enjoyed her experience studying under expert faculty and among her talented peers. Following graduation, Sarah hopes to continue exploring her passion through her own compositions and among the growing community of artists in which she now finds herself.  “I love how open and broad this program and area of study is,” said Yocute. “It has given me the space to explore the sounds and musical environments that my heart gravitates towards.”  Sarah will perform a unique rendition of the UCLA alma mater as part of our 2021 virtual commencement celebration on Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. PT. To stream the event, click the link in our bio ⬆️.  #UCLA2021 #Commencement #ThisisUCLA #Music
We are proud to highlight the release of “Reimagine: Beethoven and Ravel” by @UCLAalpert Head of Piano, Inna Faliks (@innafalikspiano) and Navona Records (@parmarecordings). The project features six of our amazing UCLA faculty composers including Peter Golub, Mark Carlson, David Lefkowitz, Tamir Hendelman (@tamirhendelman), Ian Krouse (@ian_krouse) and Richard Danielpour, as well as composers Paola Prestini (@paolaprestini), Timo Andres (@timoandres) and Billy Childs. ⠀
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“This project, which responds to Beethoven's Bagatelles op. 126 and Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit, has been four years in the making, originally meant to mark Beethoven's 250th but now out as a pandemic project, recorded long distance, between UCLA and NYC, using both midi and audio,” explained Faliks.⠀
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The single, Billy Childs’ “Pursuit” reimagine’s Ravel's “Scarbo” and is inspired by current events, which is out now on all platforms in anticipation of the album’s full release on June 11.⠀
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We are excited to Reimagine Beethoven and Ravel as we listen to Falik’s brilliant new work 💙. ⠀
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Learn more and listen at the link in our bio ⬆️. ⠀
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#ThisisUCLAMusic #Music #Piano
Meet esteemed School of Music 2021 commencement speaker, Regina Carter (@regina_carter_violin).  Carter is a GRAMMY nominated violinist and is a recipient of the MacArthur “genius” award. A prolific musician, she has been widely recognized for her musical style, spanning multiple genres including jazz, R&B, Latin, classical, blues and others. Carter has expanded artistic possibilities through her work while opening doors for female jazz musicians as artistic director of the New Jersey Performing Arts All-Female Jazz Residency, a unique summer immersion program designed for aspiring female jazz professionals.  “Our talented young musicians and scholars are more important than ever as we navigate this unique time in our history. Their creativity and resilience have the power to unify us and facilitate much needed healing,” Carter said.  Experience Regina Carter’s keynote address and join us as we celebrate our @uclaalpert graduates at our upcoming virtual commencement on Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. PT. Stream the event live via the link in our bio ⬆️.  #UCLA2021 #ThisUCLAMusic
Meet undergraduate student commencement speaker Liv Slaby 🎓. ⠀
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Liv will be receiving her B.A. in Musicology with a minor in Theater. While at UCLA, she wrote and directed with HOOLIGAN Theatre Company, competed with Club Gymnastics, and held leadership positions in Active Listening Club, MUSE undergraduate journal for music studies, Veg Bruins, and the UC Animal Studies Initiative. This year, she served as a member of the School of Music’s inaugural Undergraduate Student Advisory Board. Following graduation, Liv hopes to pursue an MFA in theater directing, allowing them to create work at the intersection of art, scholarship and activism. She also hopes to develop a vegan home baking business.⠀
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Join us as we celebrate Liv and all @UCLAalpert 2021 graduates at our upcoming virtual commencement celebration. Stream the event live on Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. PT. Link in our bio ⬆️. ⠀
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Join us Wednesday, June 9 at 3 p.m. PT as we welcome renowned dancer 💃, choreographer, and actress Ayodele Casel (@ayolives) for an engaging conversation with Department of Global Jazz Studies Chair, Steven Loza moderated by professor Hitomi Oba (@hitomimusic) as part of the final event of this year’s “Still Waiting” speaker series. ⠀
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Casel will discuss her origins in theater, love for storytelling, and will explore how both have shaped the narrative nature of her work and its roots in the expression of identity, culture, language and communication.⠀
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To learn more and to register for the event, click the link in our bio ⬆️.⠀
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#ThisisUCLAMusic #Dance #Choreography #AntiRacism
Meet graduate student commencement speaker Breena Loraine 🎓.  A vocalist, songwriter and musicologist specializing in film and television music, Breena has secondary research interests in opera and early music. Breena will earn her Ph.D. from UCLA’s Department of Musicology, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Early Modern Studies from UCLA’s Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies. Her dissertation, “‘Hollywood’s New Power Players’: Music Supervisors and the Post-2010 Culture of Music Supervision and Sync,” draws on methodologies from musicology, ethnomusicology, media studies and business theory. She blends scholarship with practical experience in the industry by incorporating analysis of industry trends with reflections from her fieldwork and interviews.  Join us as we celebrate Breena and all @uclaalpert 2021 graduates at our upcoming virtual commencement celebration. Stream the event live on Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. Link in our bio ⬆.  #UCLA2021 #ThisisUCLAMusic #Musicology
We are proud to highlight @UCLAAlpert Music History and Industry student, Jonathan Tsai (@madsteaparty) ‘23, and the release of the music video for his original song “Boy Bi.”  Tsai came out to his mom after a video of him singing the song went viral on TikTok. The newly released video has over half a million views on YouTube.  “I was working night shifts at my restaurant job while conceptualizing what I wanted this video to look like and saved money to pour into this project,” said Tsai. “Me and my team worked incredibly hard to bring this to life and I can’t even express how much love I have for everybody who worked on this.”  We are proud of Tsai’s work and for sharing his story with others. 💖💜💙🏳️‍🌈  To watch “Boy Bi,” click the link in our bio ⬆️.  #ThisisUCLAMusic #MusicIndustry #MusicVideo #Tiktok #PrideMonth
Join us Wednesday, June 2 at 12 p.m. PT for the third installment of the Musics from Around the World: Southern California Composers in Concert series, which is part of UCLA World Music Center‘s yearlong celebration of the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive‘s 60th anniversary.  @UCLAalpert is proud to highlight Daniel Ho (@daniel_ho_creations), a six-time GRAMMY Award winner, eleven-time GRAMMY Award nominee, six-time Taiwanese Golden Melody Award winner, and recipient of multiple Hawaiian Music awards as he presents a virtual concert of his compositions.  Ho is a ‘ukulele virtuoso, slack key guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, singer-songwriter, producer, audio engineer and record company owner. As an artist and clinician, Ho performs throughout the U.S. and internationally. In pursuit of new musical adventures, he is the designer of the Romero Creations (@romerocreations) Tiny Tenor ‘ukulele, and the Ohana Bongolele and Shakerlele and his custom-designed six-string ‘ukulele is on exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum (@grammymuseum) in Los Angeles.  Learn more and RSVP via the link in our bio ⬆️.  #ThisisUCLAMusic #Ethnomusicology #GrammyMuseum #UCLALibrary
KYW Newsradio’s “In Depth” podcast interviewed @UCLAAlpert’s Inaugural Dean Eileen Strempel (@UCLAMusicDean) to discuss what can be done to help students finish their college degree, a topic she explores in her new book, “Beyond Free College: Making Higher Education Work for 21st Century Students,” co-written alongside Stephen Handel, former chief admissions officer for the University of California system and executive director of higher education assessment use for the @CollegeBoard. ⠀
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The authors also sat down with UCLA Newsroom to talk about their book, as well as their participation in a congressional staff briefing earlier this year. In their book, Strempel and Handel propose ideas for democratizing the effects of high-quality public education and what can be done to increase degree completion. They also present astounding research findings, steps taken at the School of Music to improve access and representation, and why, in America’s higher education landscape, transfer students are just as important as non-traditional students, which they coin as “neo-traditional.” ⠀
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To listen to the podcast episode and to read the full UCLA Newsroom article, click the link in our bio ⬆️.⠀
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#ThisisUCLAMusic #Transfers
Join us for UCLA's Summer World Music Intensive Online Program. This weeklong program, specifically designed for high school students, explores the musical cultures of Java, Bali, Thailand, China, Africa, Mexico, Armenia and Hawaii. 🌎 ⠀
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Participants will have the opportunity to interact with top faculty from the School of Music’s globally-renowned Department of Ethnomusicology, which includes hands-on workshops in music-making and dance.⠀
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Apply by Monday, May 31. ⠀
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To learn more, click the link in our bio ⬆️.
African American Music Summer Course. Explore the music that is inside of you this summer with Professor of Ethnomusicology, Dr. Diane White-Clayton (@dianewhiteclayton), in her course “African American Music,” offered in Summer Session A from June 21-July 30.  Students will study and perform the music of African American sacred traditions, including gospel, spirituals and hymns.  Summer Courses are open to high school students as well as musicians and scholars of any skill level. Study with expert instructors as you expand upon your current skill set or follow your curiosity to explore something new.  To learn more, click the link in our bio ⬆️.  #ThisisUCLAMusic #Ethnomusicology #BlackMusic
@UCLAalpert congratulates Silva as this year’s winner of UCLA’s annual Spring Sing competition (@uclaspringsing)!  Global Jazz Studies student and lead vocalist Emily Silva described the group as “a Ragtag team of friends and Jazz musicians from UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music who love jamming out together, getting the crowd on their feet and making lots of noise.“  The show featured a video of their performance of “Dance in Your Love,” which is available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and YouTube.  Congratulations to all participating Bruins on their incredible performances! 💙🎉  To watch the full performance, click the link in our bio ⬆️.  Participants: 
Voice: Emily Silva @emilyysilvaa
Piano: Anna Bettendorf @anna.bettendorf
Bass: Isabel Dobrev @balkan.bass.baby
Guitar: Von Bush @achaobush
Drum Kit: Liam Wallace @liamw2626
Congas: Alex Nunez  @gordotravels88
Timbale: Lorenzo Siciliano @lorenzosiciliano__
Alto Saxophone SOLO: Steve Murillo @stevemurillo_
Trombone: Brendan Kersey-Wilson @bkaydub
Trombone: Marc Perez @m.a.perez1
Trumpet: Jules Gilliam @julesgilliam
Trumpet: Ethan Brandt  @ethanbrandt7
Tenor Saxophone: Zane St. Andre Jackson @saxonthestreet
Flute: Zev-Marx-Kahn @zev_mk
Dancers: 
Scarlett Leon @thescarlettlion
Natalie Bernal @natt.bernal
Antonio Morgan @imjustdifferent100  #ThisisUCLAMusic #GlobalJazz
Learn more about the global impact and influence of jazz at the @UCLAAlpert Summer Global Jazz Intensive program. This weeklong virtual program from June 21-26 connects high school musicians ages 14-18 to a vibrant community of artists led by UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Global Jazz Studies faculty, alongside composers and arrangers who are graduates of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA (@hancockinstitute). Collaborative classes, lessons, composition workshops and performances are designed around each student’s musical interests and instrumentation. ⠀
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First year Global Jazz Studies student and tenor saxophonist, Dalton Mumphrey ‘24 (@mumph_music) attended the first Summer Global Jazz Intensive program last year. ⠀
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“The program taught me how to advance my skills in composing and arranging,” said Mumphrey. “It also taught me about the history of jazz and its worldly connections and influence. I immensely enjoyed being surrounded by dedicated like-minded musicians who wanted to improve to the best of their abilities. It was inspiring and motivational.”⠀
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In addition to learning new skills, participants such as Mumphrey had the unique opportunity to interact with UCLA faculty and composers of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA who are well versed in global jazz repertoire and concepts. ⠀
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“The Summer Global Jazz Intensive program is enriching. The program provides an educational and professional environment for students who are looking to build their skill set and learn from committed and attentive instructors,” said Mumphrey.⠀
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To learn more, click the link in our bio ⬆️.
You never know the stories that people carry, and sometimes, those stories are best shared through song. “Si yo fuera una canción” (If I Were a Song) is a podcast about people, their stories, and their lives around Santa Ana, California. Presented in both Spanish and English, this podcast offers a portrait of the city through people’s own words, in their own voices. Music becomes a window into the socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural tapestry that makes Santa Ana such a special place.💛 Each episode includes intimate, thoughtful dialogue in Spanish and English about the favorite songs of a Santa Ana resident.  The production team of @syf_podcast consists of local youth at the beginning of their professional journeys in community outreach, project management, music research, translation, voice acting, graphic design, sound engineering, marketing, and radio production.  “Si yo fuera una canción,” broadcasts on Radio Santa Ana(@radiosantaana) 104.7 FM, reaching the communities of Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa and parts of Anaheim. It is also available on all major podcast streaming platforms.  The development and launch of this program was made possible by a grant to @UCLAalpert Musicology professor, Elisabeth Le Guin (@elisabeth_le_guin), from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (@guggfellows). This project is also supported by the 2020-21 Dean’s Office Opportunity Award.  To listen to the podcast and learn more, click the link in our bio ⬆️.
Friendly reminder ☝️ for our Admitted Transfer students. We would love to welcome you to the @UCLAalpert family. 💙⠀
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If you have any questions while making your decision, please feel free to DM us. ⠀
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TODAY AT NOON! 
UCLA Armenian Music Program and its Director Movses Pogossian showcase the treasures of Armenian classical, contemporary, and folk music with a concert featuring World Premieres by Kinan Azmeh and Bryn Kirsch, UCLA VEM Ensemble, Apple Hill String Quartet, and UCLA Armenian Music Ensemble. Following the concert, two simultaneously held breakout sessions will be offered, dedicated to the legacy of Komitas pupil Mihran Toumajan – a lecture led by Professor Melissa Bilal, and a song/dance workshop guided by Armen Adamian, Director of the Armenian Music Ensemble.  This event is made possible thanks to a generous group of donors who generously support the Armenian Music Program at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.  Learn more and Register - Link in Bio ⬆️

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Still Waiting Speaker Series

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and its Inaugural Dean, Eileen L. Strempel are proud to launch Still Waiting, a new speaker series that invites the public to join UCLA students in conversation with prominent figures invited by the school’s Anti-Racism Action Committee (ARAC), to help us understand ourselves and our response to this deeply hurtful moment in our nation’s racial reckoning. Still Waiting invites us to demand better of our communities and better of our actions in response to the tangible effects of racist policing, academic and institutional indifference, and methodologies that may bridge the gap between feelings of alienation and feelings of sanctuary and refuge for us all.

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Remote Learning & Technology Resources

We have a variety of remote learning resources available to our students, faculty and staff including how-to guides for using Zoom and similar tools, weekly technology workshops, online guides for purchasing audio recording equipment, links to dedicated technology support and more.

Remote Learning Resources
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Remote Learning Resources
Inna Faliks: Music, History and Identity
Inna Faliks, the renowned concert pianist, and professor and head of the piano department at the School of Music reflects on how music helped her connect more deeply with her Jewish heritage.
Celebrated Violinist, Regina Carter to address UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music graduates, June 11
Regina Carter, GRAMMY nominated violinist and recipient of the MacArthur “genius” and Doris Duke Artist Awards, will deliver the keynote address at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music 2021 commencement celebration on Friday, June 11 at 4 p.m. PDT.
Six-time GRAMMY Winning 'Ukulele Virtuoso, Daniel Ho, Performs for Archive's 60th Anniversary
Daniel Ho, a six-time GRAMMY Award winner, eleven-time GRAMMY Award nominee, six-time Taiwanese Golden Melody Award winner, and recipient of multiple Hawaiian Music awards will present a virtual concert of his compositions as the third installment of the Musics from Around the World: Southern California Composers in Concert series, part of UCLA World Music Center‘s
School of Music Announces 2020-21 Dean’s Office Opportunity Award Recipients
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is pleased to announce recipients of this year’s Dean’s Office Opportunity Award. Awarded to faculty projects that advance the school’s mission, selected initiatives embrace cross-collaboration with UCLA’s other arts units while expanding engagement with L.A.’s many diverse and artistic communities.
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
Mirror Spectator - A Day of Armenian Music at UCLA
The UCLA Armenian Music Program showcases treasures of Armenian classical, contemporary, and folk music with a concert featuring World Premieres by Kinan Azmeh and Bryn Kirsch, UCLA VEM Ensemble, Apple Hill String Quartet, and UCLA Armenian Music Ensemble.
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