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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.

The Music Partnership Program Brings UCLA Students to the Community
The Music Partnership Program (MPP) at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has served hundreds of students during its two-decade existence. After a recent hiatus during the pandemic, the program is back in full force.
Gluck Showcase Concert Thrills Young Audience
When 500 elementary and secondary students arrived at Schoenberg Hall at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music for the 2023 Gluck Fellows Showcase Concert, few may have thought they would have work to do. But when Mathew Harget stepped to the mic, he set things straight. “This is UCLA,” he told the young audience.
Third Annual Day of Armenian Music to Feature Noted Armenian Composer, Artur Avanesov
In 2013, the Armenian Music Program was launched at UCLA with a single ensemble-in-residence, the string quartet VEM. The ensemble performed on campus and conducted a few outreach programs in what were admittedly modest beginnings. A lot has changed in ten years.  When the program hosts its third-annual Day of Armenian Music on May 26