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May 29 2024

Lowriding: Studying Music and the Arts at the University

Ensemble Room: Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center

9 am - 12 pm: Panel on the following topic: "Why are there so few students of color enrolled in schools of music or the arts at the university level?"

Dean Eileen Strempel – Opening Remarks
Steven Loza, Director of The UCLA Center For Latino Arts; Professor and Chair of Global Jazz Studies – Introduction and Panel Moderator

Trevor Reed, University of Arizona
Maria Williams, University of Alaska
Salim Washington, Professor of Global Jazz Studies and Music, UCLA
Paul DeCastro, Professor Emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles
Charlene Villasenor Black, Chair, Department of Chicanx and Central American Studies, UCLA
J.Ed Araiza, Professor of Theatre Arts and Chicano Studies, UCLA
Luis Rodriguez, Poet, writer; and educator
Charles J. Alexander, Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity, UCLA
Lila Mendoza, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management and Recruitment, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Ashley Dao, Student, Department of Musicology
Dalton Mumphrey, Student, Global Jazz Studies IDP
Bobby Alvarez, Student, Department of Ethnomusicology

There will also be a Chicanx art exhibit, lowrider car (11 am – 3 pm), and Chano’s Taco Truck, with complimentary food, aguas frescas, and churros (12 noon – 2 pm).

1:30 pm - 5 pm: Live music from East L.A., featuring the Gregorio Esparza Band, with members of Thee Midniters and Cannibal and the Headhunters, and Luis Rodriguez reciting poetry. There will also be a Chicanx art exhibit and fashionistas.

This event is made possible thanks to support from The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Like most of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.  Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Early arrival is recommended. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event.

While Inside the Venue:

No Food or Drink allowed in the building.