Dear Bruins & Families,
In June, I looked forward to our school returning to limited in person instruction this fall. Unfortunately, a rise in COVID infection rates throughout Los Angeles in recent months has increased public health risks for our campus community. As a result of this change, and in accordance with guidance from public health experts, I have made the difficult decision to transition the School of Music to fully remote instruction for the fall quarter.
Although this is not the news I hoped to share, I am confident in our school’s ability to embrace this challenge with strength and intentionality. Our faculty’s unwavering dedication to our students and the steadfast creativity displayed by our young musicians and scholars continue to be inspiring.
Together, we will embrace innovative methods of instruction as we co-create the infrastructure for 21st century music making and scholarship. We will engage and support our students in creative ways while collectively building a bold and inclusive School of Music community that transcends physical distance.
I wish you all continued good health and safety and I thank you for your resilience as we prepare to learn, create and innovate together this fall.
With Appreciation and Gratitude,
Eileen L. Strempel
Inaugural Dean, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music