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Carlos Santana to address School of Music graduates, June 19
Carlos Santana to address School of Music graduates, June 19

Global music icon Carlos Santana will deliver the keynote address at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music 2020 commencement celebration, which will be held online on Friday, June 19 at 4 p.m. PDT.

Carlos Santana said he wants the graduates “to use their music as a platform to empower and unite as we seek justice and creative solutions during these challenging times.”

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Connecting the World - Portia Sabin, Music Business Association | Innovating Music Podcast
This week on the Innovating Music Podcast, we talk with Music Business Association President, Dr. Portia Sabin, about the ways in which the music business is connected as a community. We discuss her journey through the music industry from performing as an artist to running a record label. We also look at other aspects of the music business and how they have been affected in light of the pandemic. This includes trade associations and their advantages for independent labels especially during the pandemic and other ways in which cities can centralize their local music businesses to connect the music community at large.
Opinion: Black Protest Is Music. Learning The Melody Isn't Enough
Terence Blanchard, Professor and Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, who recently worked on the score for “Da 5 Bloods” with director Spike Lee, shares an opinion piece with NPR on protests taking place across America’s cities.
Reconnecting with Virtual Audiences, Jay Gilbert, Label Logic | Innovating Music Podcast
Innovation often answers the call to action made by changing environments. In this week’s podcast, we talk with Jay Gilbert, photographer and co-founder of Label Logic, about the new challenges artists in the music industry face in light of social-distancing and what their “new normal” will be as the world regains its rhythm.
Renowned Bass-Baritone Sir Bryn Terfel Joins Voice Students for Q&A Event
On Saturday, June 13 at 12:30 p.m. PDT, the School of Music will welcome internationally-renowned vocalist and performer Sir Bryn Terfel for a public discussion and Q&A with opera and voice students.
School of Music's Spring 2020 Percussion Ensemble Performance
The UCLA Percussion Ensemble collaborated to develop a performance using household items, aptly titled “Scavenger Music” by Christopher Deane. Students used a variety of objects to create percussion sounds such as tissue boxes, pots, bottles and kitchen utensils.

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.

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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