We invite you to explore our vibrant and passionate musical community set in one of the most creative and diverse cities in the world – Los Angeles. You will soon discover a school of music that balances leading-edge scholarship with performance mastery and composition. With programs offered in music performance, composition, conducting, jazz performance, global jazz studies, ethnomusicology, musicology, music history and industry, our undergraduate and graduate students are transformed by exposure to music in all its contemporary and historical diversity. Our stellar faculty, including Grammy-winners, Guggenheim and Fulbright recipients, and LA Phil orchestral musicians, provide individual mentorship, while also encouraging our students to engage with the vibrant nexus of people, ideas, research, and academic experiences offered by UCLA – the top public university in the nation.

As our school of music enters its second century, you are invited to join us on campus for some of the 350+ performances, lectures and masterclasses our students, faculty and guest artists and scholars present each year. Our events are mostly free. We hope to see you there!

Meet Our LA Phil Artist-Teachers

Boris Allakhverdyan
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance, Principal Clarinet LA Philharmonic
Chris Hanulik
Adjunct Professor - String Bass Performance; Principal Bass LA Phil
Varty Manouelian
Lecturer - Violin Performance, Violin LA Philharmonic
James Miller
Lecturer - Trombone Performance, Associate Principal Trombone LA Phil
Lou Anne Neill
Lecturer - Harp Performance, Harp LA Philharmonic
Wayne Shorter
Adjunct Professor; Star-Studded Tribute LA Phil (April 2020)

Meet Our Students

Eileen Strempel named new dean of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Eileen Strempel, opera singer and professor of voice in the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, has been named inaugural dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, effective July 8.
Composer, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith to receive UCLA Medal
The campus's highest honor to be presented Nov. 8 at a concert with Smith, RedKoral Quartet, UCLA professor and vocalist Nina Eidsheim, and pianist Vicki Ray.
UCLA introduces scholarship named for Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson
UCLA has established a new scholarship named for Brian Wilson, the co-founder of the Beach Boys and one of the most celebrated American songwriters of the past half-century.
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