Graduate music performance in the UCLA Department of Music combines intensive individual applied study and ensemble collaboration with courses designed to illuminate musical context and stimulate creativity, curiosity, and interpretation. Students pursuing the Master of Music (M.M.) and Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degrees learn from master artist-teachers, dynamic ensemble directors and chamber music coaches, and scholars dedicated to informed and relevant performance of Western classical music. The D.M.A. program, in particular, is intentionally small and designed for students with outstanding performance ability, extraordinary intellectual curiosity, and a well-articulated musical research agenda. All this happens within the multi-disciplinary community of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the academic energy of America’s premier public research university, and the excitement of one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse cultural capitals.
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2020 Atwater Kent Piano Concerto Competition Winner Announced
The winner of the 2020 Atwater Kent Piano Concerto Competition, Pianist Brandon Zhu, will perform with UCLA Philharmonia on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 8PM in Schoenberg Hall.
Finding a Path in L.A.'s Booming Music Industry
UCLA Pianist Gloria Cheng and three of the members of Cheng’s ensemble UCLA Flux are featured in this issue of San Francisco Classical Voice which discusses the vibrancy of Los Angeles contemporary music scene.
‘Juana’: The feminist, nun, scholar, thinker, poet—and now an opera | Peoples World
Peoples World reviews Opera UCLA's 'Juana', highlighting the opera's primarily female production team, the contemporary but accessible and inviting score and libretto, and the cast's enchanting performances.
2019-20 ALL-STAR COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The school of music announces 11 student winners of the 2020 UCLA All-Star Competition, which annually provides music students with the opportunity to perform as soloists with the UCLA Philharmonia in Royce Hall.
‘The President’s Own’ United States Marine Band to perform at Royce Hall - Daily Bruin
The country’s oldest continuously active professional music organization takes the stage at Royce Hall on Wednesday evening.
‘Social Art Project’ aims to inspire crowd participation at Fowler Out Loud concert - Daily Bruin
Members of “Social Art Project,” composed of UCLA students and alumni, hope to use music and collective participation to foster community through audience participation.
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