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Comprehensive cultural activities, public performances, and educational outreach are at the core of our community engagement programs. Not only do students gain out-of-classroom learning experiences, they enrich the Los Angeles community by presenting educational performances to more than 150 schools, libraries, senior centers and other venues throughout Los Angeles County, connecting music to more than 10,000 community members and mentoring and inspiring over 600 inner-city youth at local partnership sites.

Meet Danielle Segen of VEM Ensemble in Westwood
Voice performance alumna, Danielle Segen, M.M. '16, shares her story with VoyageLA, discussing her experiences at the School of Music and with the UCLA Armenian Music Ensemble.
Alumni band Hello Noon's new music video celebrates inclusion
READ & WATCH: Friendship and a passion for social change led to the formation of Hello Noon, an orchestral, pop-rock band featuring school of music alums Kyle Dombroski M.M. ‘17, Stephen Spies B.A. ’17, and sisters Kate Bacich B.A. ‘18 and Rebecca Bacich B.A. ‘19. The group recently partnered with Special Olympics of Southern California for the band's new music video, “Run Free," a song about inclusion.
At UCLA, the Hill is Alive with the Sound of Music
Public pianos, donated by the Herb Alpert School of Music, encourage passersby to start conversations with the pianists.