Music History
& Industry

Bachelor of Arts

Classically trained violinist Stephanie Economou M.A. ’14 is part of a new generation of female film composers. Photo: Pamela Springsteen

Your Pathway to the Music Industry

The Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Industry creates your pathway to study music while also gaining the practical skills required to meet the challenges of today’s evolving music industry. Building upon the Herb Alpert School’s existing bachelor of arts in Musicology and its popular minor in Music Industry, this new program combines practical hands-on training with the study of music within the context of different societies, cultures, and theories.

Program Highlights:

  • Capitalize on L.A.’s prime position as a hub for global media, music production, and independent record producers/artist managers with an industry internship
  • Gain musical literacy and real-world hands-on training by taking a holistic approach to understanding music and the music industry
  • Craft a senior year capstone course that allows you to develop music industry focused projects under the guidance of faculty
New UCLA Musicology Professor Fights for Algorithmic Justice in the Music Industry
Everybody knows the game is rigged. Streaming services like Spotify and YouTube now dominate music distribution worldwide, often leaving aspiring musicians unable to make their voices heard in the din. Tom Hodgson, who will join The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as assistant professor of musicology in January 2023, angles to fix that. Hodgson
Countering Anti-Asian Stereotyping on Stage and Screen
The subject of Asian representation in popular media is a pressing question. While the historical roots of negative Asian stereotyping in America extend back for more than a century and a half, the more recent strife in American politics has been accompanied by an alarming rise of Anti-Asian violence. “We wanted to talk about why
Telling the Story of the Vietnamese Diaspora through Music
On October 21 and 22, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will host a symposium about music in trans-Vietnamese film. Hear + Việt + Film will bring a multiplicity of perspectives to bridge transnational as well as transdisciplinary perspectives on this global medium. The event is free and open to the public. “We are

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