Welcome to The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Whether you are a prospective student, an alumnus/alumna or a member of the community, I hope that you will explore our academic and cultural offerings, join us for performances and lectures, and enjoy the vitality of musical arts at UCLA.
Music transcends time, cultures and generations and shapes our aesthetic and cultural being. At The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, we prepare students for a range of music careers in the 21st century by encouraging them to explore the rich intersections of theory and creativity.
Leveraging our location in Los Angeles—one of the most diverse communities and the entertainment capital of the nation—we are able to attract internationally recognized guest artists and researchers who enrich our learning environment.
I am honored to be the inaugural dean of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, one of the nation’s and world’s finest universities. As an opera singer and scholar, I am excited to be a part of UCLA’s intellectual and creative community. The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is home to both exceptionally accomplished faculty and intellectually and artistically inquisitive students, and is supported by extraordinary alumni who are internationally acclaimed artists, scholars and influencers in the diverse world of music.
Eileen L. Strempel