UCLA School of Music / Global Jazz
UCLA School of Music / Jazz
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The School of Music is excited to welcome new and returning students back to campus. This page includes COVID-19 policies specific to the School of Music, links to campus resources for learning, teaching and safeguarding our musical community this fall.

Please check back here regularly. We will update this page as new information becomes available.

Welcome Back to the School of Music
Welcome Back to the School of Music
Welcome Back to the School of Music
The @uclaband has just announced that they will be performing their @bts.bighitofficial halftime show at the @rams game this Sunday! The UCLA Bruin Marching Band will be the first college marching band to perform in @sofistadium 
The band will be joined by the @koreosucla and the @uclaspiritsquad 💙💛💜
#Repost @uclaband
The deadline for completing UC admissions applications has been extended to Dec. 1, 11:59pm PST. However, you MUST start your application by today (Nov. 30). Applications started on Dec. 1 will not be accepted.⠀
The School of Music supplemental application deadline is unchanged and is due December 6 at 11:59pm PST.⠀
The UCLA Application for Graduate Admission is unchanged and is due by 11:59pm PST tomorrow, December 1.
Make a difference by Supporting a UCLA Transfer Student Today! ⠀
“Being the Transfer Student Representative and helping fellow transfer students access the university across and beyond campus has been the cornerstone of my college experience at UCLA." – Herman Luis Chavez, UCLA Ethnomusicology Student, National Transfer Students Ambassador ⠀
Change a Life. Give Today: Link in Bio ⬆️
This #GivingTuesday, you can change lives by supporting transfer students at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Give Now! Link in Bio ⬆️
Join us this Wednesday, November 17 at 8 PM in Schoenberg Hall for an all star performance featuring the West Coast premiere of George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with Big Band along with the music of Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Tommy Dorsey and Dizzy Gillespie.⠀
Hosted by Acclaimed Trumpet Soloist Jens Lindemann (@trumpetjens), ‘Rhapsody and the Blues’ features groundbreaking Professor of Piano performance Inna Faliks (@innafalikspiano) in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, masterfully arranged and conducted by Award-winning conductor Matt Catingub(@mattcatingub).⠀
The evening also includes a performance by legendary jazz singer Barbara Morrison along with 14-time “Trombonist of the Year” Wycliffe Gordon (@wycliffegordonofficial).⠀
To learn more and RSVP, click the link in our bio ⬆️.
Join our community of musicians and music scholars. Apply today! Link in bio ⬆️⠀
Undergraduate students: the UC Application is due Tuesday, 11/30 and the Supplemental Application is due Monday, 12/6. ⠀
Graduate students: the application is due Wednesday, 12/1. ⠀
For questions, contact admissions@schoolofmusic.ucla.edu ⠀
#ThisIsUCLAMusic #GoBruins #UCLA
It’s getting spooky 👻 this fall as Opera UCLA presents the WORLD PREMIERE of horror opera "Cesare, Child of Night" from Composer and Film/TV Orchestrator Jonathan Beard (Respect, King Richard, Zack Snyder's Justice League, and The Mandalorian), and directed by Emmy-nominated director and editor Stewart Schill (American Crime Story). Inspired by the silent horror film "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari," it's scored for mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, flutes, percussion, keys, string quartet and boutique electronics. 🎭⠀
Join us on Halloween 🎃 night, Oct 31 at 8 PM PT for the virtual premiere with performances by several @UCLAalpert professors, including Michael Dean (Professor, Voice Performance), Antonio Lysy (Area Head, Strings), Movses Pogossian (Professor of Violin), and Mike Shapiro (Lecturer, Music Industry).⠀
To learn more, click the link in our bio ⬆️ . ⠀
#ThisisUCLAMusic #Opera #UCLA #Music
It’s the #blueandgoldchallenge! The School of Music asks for your help to support incredibly students like Kobe with a gift of any amount to the Equity, Diversity, Access & Inclusion Scholarship:⠀
"Financial assistance for BIPOC and underrepresented students creates a necessary sense of safety, security, and encouragement to students who are historically disadvantaged in the realm of academia."⠀
-Kobe, First-Year Music Education student⠀
Those who give $10 or more during the #uclablueandgold challenge will be mailed a special Bruin gaiter.💙💛 ⠀
Link in bio ⬆️
The Undergraduate Student Advisory Board and Graduate Student Council are proud to present the first-ever “Back to School Night” School of Music Showcase. Come see the first live student concert since March 2020, featuring 35+ performances from 70+ students from every department the School of Music has to offer, including a number of student-organized ensembles, several original songs and compositions, and some live premieres! There will be over three and a half hours of music packed into two days - showcasing the talent, creativity, and dedication of students of the School of Music. ⠀
Schoenberg Hall Auditorium⠀
Oct. 15 @ 7PM - 9:30PM⠀
Oct. 16 @ 4PM - 6:30PM
As the School of Music’s associate dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and co-chair of @UCLAalpert’s Anti-Racism Action Committee (ARAC), Global jazz studies professor Arturo O’Farrill (@pianitis) works constantly to diversify music education and bring safe spaces to the music realm – both at UCLA and in the U.S.⠀
In a recent Daily Bruin (@dailybruin) article, O’Farrill was spotlighted for his work in creating an inclusive community at UCLA through music. For O’Farrill, one of his overarching motivations is to dismantle elitism within the music world. ⠀
“Art is service,” O’Farrill said. “Art … should be seen as part of life. … It should not be seen as a separate and elite structure.”⠀
To act on marginalization in music, O’Farrill has worked to build spaces like ARAC and his non profit organization, the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (@afrolatinjazz), where musicians can collaborate, learn, perform and practice – all to help musicians connect to their community. 🎹⠀
To learn more about O’Farrill and his work in community building, click the link in our bio ⬆️.⠀
#ThisisUCLAMusic #CreatingMusicalCommunity #Diversity #Music #GlobalJazz
The BTS Show. We could not be more proud and thankful to have the UCLA Bruin Marching Band grace us with their talent, along with UCLA’s first K-Pop Dance team Koreos and the UCLA Spirit Squad.  Watch the incredible performances above☝️and in the link in our bio⬆️ to witness the first live performance from BTS, featuring pop artist Sia, and none other than the UCLA Bruin Marching Band, with their song “ON.”  #Repost @uclaband
Presenting the @bts.bighitofficial Show!  Our show featured Dynamite, Butter, and On!  Shoutout to @koreosucla and @uclaspiritsquad for joining us! 
Click the link in our bio to watch the whole show on our new YouTube channel!  #BTS #ARMY #UCLARMY
“Mariachi music is such a lively type of music. When you play in person, you really feel the emotions. You really feel all the energy.” - Saveena Patel (@saveenapatel) Ethnomusicology 23’ and member of @UCLAAlpert’s Mariachi de Uclatlán ensemble.  After months of online rehearsals, the student performers of the Mariachi de Uclatlán (@uclatlan) are excited to be returning to in-person learning. In an article by the Daily Bruin (@dailybruin), students described their experience learning in a remote setting and what they are looking forward to in-person. Members of the group are preparing to focus on smaller details of a performance in a physical space and are ready to take their performances to the next level. 🎺🎻  “A pandemic like COVID, it’s not going to stamp (mariachi) out,” Skye Hoffman, violinist in the ensemble and design media arts student said. “Because it’s folk music, it speaks to the soul. And as long as people have souls, there’s going to be mariachi.”  We are thrilled to have the UCLA Mariachi de Uclatlán ensemble back on campus as part of our musical community! 🎵  To read the full article and learn more, click the link in our bio ⬆️.  #ThisisUCLAMusic #Music #Mariachi #Ethnomusicology
Join us on Monday, October 4 at 6 p.m. PT in Lani Hall or virtually as @UCLAAlpert welcomes rapper, artist and producer, Jason (IDK) Mills (@idk) to discuss the history, issues, and ongoing struggles faced by the music industry’s leading artists — often Black artists, female artists, and other artists of color — as compared to the industry’s executive and professional ranks. 🎵⠀
Moderating the discussion is Daniel Seeff, the Director of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA (@hancockinstitute) and the host of KJazz’s(@kjazz881) Thursday night show “Excursions” (@excursionsradio). ⠀
This event is part of the special edition of LA Sounds Now, which integrates with the Still Waiting speaker series that brings together two vital cross-school initiatives to offer a unique window into the current state of equity, diversity and inclusion in the music industry. ⠀
To learn more and to RSVP for the event, please click the link in our bio ⬆️.
#ucla10Questions is back! Catch all the vibrant conversations, including the school of music's Diane White-Clayton, Lecturer in Ethnomusicology on Oct. 25 and Arturo O'Farrill, Associate Dean of EDI & Professor of Global Jazz Studies on Nov. 22. - RSVP → Link in Bio ⬆️  @dianewhiteclayton  @pianitis
Interested in the graduate programs 🎓 at @UCLAAlpert? Applications are open through Wednesday, December 1, 2021 🗓. To learn more about the graduate application process, please visit the link in our bio ⬆️. ⠀
#ThisisUCLAMusic #GraduateSchool
@ucla 📣 Let’s hear it for the #1 public university, 5 years in a row! 💙 🐻 💛 Visit the link in bio for full announcement + details. #1UCLA
Make sure you register to vote by Aug. 30th to vote in California's upcoming Recall Election and make your voice heard.  As an added bonus, getting registered to vote in California NOW will also help towards completing the residency process.  Learn how to vote, what will be on your ballot, and other important resources: Link in Bio ⬆️

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2022 Grammy Nominees From The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of music is proud to celebrate our many colleagues and alumni who have been recognized by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences with 2022 Grammy Award nominations, including among them Terence Blanchard, Arturo O'Farrill, Gretchen Parlato, Daniel Seeff, Jake Heggie and more.
UCLA Philharmonia’s Long Journey Back to Live Performance
“There’s something interesting about playing live; you’re in the moment.” – Herb Alpert On Saturday, October 30, 2021, UCLA Philharmonia returned to live performance after more than a year and half of remote work. The concert was an exciting embodiment of music’s resilience, strength, and of the spirit of the faculty, staff and students of
We are sad to share the news that Virginia “Ginny” Mancini, dearly beloved champion of the arts at UCLA, passed away last Monday, October 25th, 2021. The widow of famous composer Henry Mancini lived to the age of 97, leaving behind a legacy of philanthropy devoted to music and education. Born Ginny O’Connor in 1924
Opera UCLA Presents the World Premiere of Cinematic Horror Opera Cesare, Child of Night
The Herb Alpert School of Music is proud to present film/TV orchestrator, music industry lecturer and composer Jonathan Beard’s (Respect, King Richard, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and The Mandalorian) world premiere of his cinematic horror opera Cesare, Child of Night via live stream on Halloween night, Oct. 31. Cesare, Child of Night is a one-act electroacoustic opera based on the
Welcoming The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance Class of 2023
Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz and UCLA Announce Incoming Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA Class of 2023 Los Angeles, CA – Eight extraordinary young jazz musicians have been selected for the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA, Class of 2023 starting this fall. Each will attain a Master of Music in
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