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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.

Leonard Bernstein at 100: Four UCLA Professors Reflect on an American Music Icon
World-wide celebrations are underway honoring American composer, conductor and educator Leonard Bernstein, who would have been 100 on August 25, 2018. Opera UCLA joins the global celebration with an evening dedicated to Bernstein’s theater music plus his late masterpiece SONGFEST, on Nov. 17.
Golden Opportunity for UCLA Bruin Marching Band: Performing with Muse in Song on New Album
That “Solid Gold Sound” you’ll hear on Grammy award-winning band Muse’s latest album comes from none other than the UCLA Bruin Marching Band.
Announcement: Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz
The Board of Trustees of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz announced November 6, 2018 that effective January 1, 2019 the Institute will become the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.
Legacy of late jazz musician Dexter Gordon brought to life by wife
“I knew I didn’t want to write a linear jazz biography. That was very important to me, to make a nonlinear narrative, because jazz is not a linear genre."
UCLA Professor of Musicology Timothy Taylor on New Lincoln SUV Musical Alerts
“In an era where more and more people are going to yoga and taking mindfulness classes and trying to figure out how to declutter their lives, it makes perfect sense that a automaker would try to introduce some level of calm.”
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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