Admissions

Imagine
Yourself
Here

Imagine yourself in a community of musicians and scholars, performers and composers, researchers and innovators. Imagine yourself surrounded by classmates, instructors, colleagues, and mentors who share your passion for exploring, studying, and creating music and who will challenge you to think about music in new ways. Imagine yourself moving between classes and rehearsals in buildings saturated with music, where you can hear music from around the world and throughout history by just wandering through the halls, then stepping outside onto the stunning UCLA campus, home to many of the greatest artists, scientists, writers, thinkers, and athletes of the past century.

Imagine finding your place here. We can’t wait to hear and see the talent, creativity, and dedication that you will bring to our community.

From Our Students
"I was attracted to the combination of music and academic excellence at the university. Across the music school, the professors encourage us to be curious scholars and leaders in our fields."
From Our Students
“Through the Herb Alpert School of Music, I have had the opportunity to expose myself to musical styles I had only previously seen from afar.”
From Our Students
"The faculty reached out to me and I immediately felt welcome…After arriving I discovered a program boasting world-class professors/performers and an atmosphere of support.”
From Our Students
“What led me to choose the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music was the genuine care the faculty had not only for my musical endeavors and aspirations, but also for my mental, emotional, and physical health.”
From Our Students
"I saw the diversity of students and faculty at UCLA to be an outstanding quality. Not only could I broaden my knowledge and understanding by interaction with colleagues form various backgrounds, ethnicities, and economic status, but I could also introduce my music to one of the most diverse audiences in the country.”
From Our Students
”My teacher and fellow music colleagues have been there unconditionally to inspire me along the way.”
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Student Life

There is so much in store for you as a Bruin. Explore UCLA’s campus: 419 acres of beautiful green space and iconic architecture at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains. Settle in on the Hill, UCLA’s residential community, where you’ll find recreation facilities, study spaces, and award-winning dining halls just outside your door. Get involved in a student organization that speaks to your interests in the arts, activism, sports, research, politics, cultural or religious affiliation, technology, or community service; you have over 1200 organizations to choose from. Cheer on Bruin athletes, who have won over 100 NCAA championships and gone on to win over 260 Olympic medals. Expand your horizons in Los Angeles, one of the most vibrant, diverse cities in the world, full of unparalleled arts and cultural events to experience, unique neighborhoods to explore, and a whole world of food to enjoy.

There’s no place else like UCLA. Get ready to experience it all.

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