Our

Faculty

Leaders in
their fields

Our faculty are leaders in their fields. The ones performing on international stages. Publishing scholarly works. Our faculty includes Grammy and Emmy winners, an NAACP Image Award recipient, a Fulbright recipient, a Kennedy Center honoree, a Seaver/NEA Conductors awardee, an American Musicological Society Alfred Einstein awardee, an Academy Award winner. At the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, our students work in concert with a boundary-pushing medievalist, a leading scholar of the American musical, jazz legends, masters of traditional world music instruments, a punk scholar, in-demand composers, and others who are fostering transformative critical thinking about music and musical practices.

Explore Our Degrees
Composition
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
Conducting
Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
Ethnomusicology
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
Jazz performance and musicianship courses are paired with African American Studies
BA
Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a B.A. and teaching credential in just four years
BA
Music Industry
Industry professionals and UCLA faculty prepare students for music-related careers
Musicology
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music
Music Performance Jazz
A highly selective M.M. program in partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
MM