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UCLA School of Music / Global Jazz
UCLA School of Music / Jazz

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.

The Legendary Barbara Morrison and Leimert Park’s Little-Known Jazz and Blues Museum
Publication "Los Angeleno" profiles the California Jazz and Blues Museum, in Leimert Park, where legendary performer and jazz educator Barbara Morrison hosts open mic Monday nights. Don't miss "A Tribute to Barbara Morrison" on Sunday, March 8, for an afternoon of great music celebrating Morrison’s legacy.
New Transfer Student Pathway with LA City College
On February 19, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Los Angeles City College (LACC) and The Herb Alpert Foundation celebrated the signing of a historic partnership to streamline the transfer pathway for music students interested in pursuing their bachelor’s degree at UCLA.
March SXSW 2020 Austin Adventures
Are you going to SXSW this March? We are looking forward to a great two weeks in Austin, TX, for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival and Conference.  Will you be there?  SXSWedu starts things off March 9-12, and then SXSW Interactive and Music pick up the baton March 13 - 22. Join us at one of the many panels and sessions that Innovating Music @UCLAAlpert will be part of. 
City Shapes, Streets, Layers, and Ecosystems | Innovating Music Podcast
Kwende Kefentse, digs into the urban terrain, fabric, and politics of the city and music, with the lens of "urban morphology" hitting topics ranging the origins of hip hop in the South Bronx, trends in music cities where industry and community connect, the industry as an intermediator, city metabolisms for music, missing dynamic models, and the role of media.
2020 Atwater Kent Piano Concerto Competition Winner Announced
The winner of the 2020 Atwater Kent Piano Concerto Competition, Pianist Brandon Zhu, will perform with UCLA Philharmonia on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 8PM in Schoenberg Hall.
UCLA receives Stradivarius, Seraphin violins from Twiford Foundation
Donated collection of rare instruments valued at nearly $3.5 million, will enhance opportunities for music students
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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