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Only at UCLA! We are a school of music that unites independent but complementary departments and programs in Ethnomusicology, Global Jazz Studies, Music, and Musicology – all in one place. Our exceptional approach to education provides our students with academic opportunities that balance cutting-edge scholarship, performance mastery, and composition, with access to a leading music industry program.

Learning to Compose Virtually | Innovating Music Podcast
Technology transforms the way in which we view opportunities and often creates new ones. This week on the Innovating Music Podcast, we rethink learning and education in music with UCLA alumnus Akira Nakano, the President and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Inception Orchestra. We look through the lens of applying virtual reality technology paired with original composition to the creation of educational programs that engage with local artist communities, and that bring music to underrepresented areas.
Bridging Fans to Livestreams | Innovating Music Podcast
Adaptation is key when it comes to technology and innovation. In this week’s podcast, we discuss how technology evolves to fit the ever-changing dynamic between artists and their fan-bases with Fabrice Sergent, the co-founder and CEO of Bandsintown. We look at new ways in which Bandsintown supports its artists with new features such as watchLive and a recent partnership with Twitch. We also discuss the shift in livestream viewing trends which have increased dramatically and what this means for artists and digital platforms.
Evolution of the Creative Workflow | Innovating Music Podcast
Sometimes circumstance sparks innovation when changing work environments require new solutions. This week on the Innovating Music Podcast, we talk with Michael Gitig of G-Technology from a new viewpoint on the workflow of creators, keeping the COVID-19 crisis in mind. We look at navigating creative processes and relationships through business and technology. We also discuss changes being made by creators and companies in light of the COVID-19 crisis and the lasting effects these innovations may have on future workflows and work environments.
Smaller Funds Make a Big Impact for Music Performance Students
Travis Cross, Chair of the Department of Music, thanks our School of Music community for their support and highlights how smaller gifts have made a big difference in students’ academic lives by funding instrument rentals.
Billboard Ranks UCLA School of Music Among Top Music Business Schools
The School of Music has been recognized as one of the nation’s top Music Business Schools by Billboard Magazine in its latest rankings. A new BA program in Music History and Industry and events featuring top industry speakers ensured UCLA’s inclusion among the nation’s best schools.
School of Music to offer Bachelor of Arts in Music History & Industry
The major, which builds upon the existing BA in Musicology and the highly successful Music Industry minor program, combines practical, hands-on training with study of the sociocultural and theoretical contexts of music-making.
Resources for Current Faculty, Students & Staff
Resources for Current Faculty, Students & Staff

The Guide includes a directory of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music staff by administrative departments and offices, links to policies and procedures, teaching practices, and general information to assist full-time and part-time faculty, as well as links to student guidebooks, forms, and school and campus resources to help students successfully navigate their academic program.

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