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Mariachi de Uclatlán Visits Japan
On May 14, 2024, Mariachi de Uclatlán arrived at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. Under the direction of Jesús Guzmán and in the company of the famed Mariachi Los Camperos, the group arrived for a week of performances and sightseeing.
The Art of Sound: Jasmine Bailey's Pursuit of Immersive Musical Experiences
by Jessica Wolf Songwriter, performer, producer Jasmine Bailey has a vision for her art form, a world of immersive soundscapes and multisensory communal experiences that bring artists and audiences closer together.  Bailey is graduating this year with a degree in musicology from The Herb Alpert School of Music. She’s simultaneously preparing the release of “Negative
Yoni Fogelman: Nurturing a Passion for Composition
by Jessica Wolf Yoni Fogelman, graduating with a degree in Music Composition from The Herb Alpert School of Music, grew up in a family with broad musical tastes which served as early fuel for a joyful determination to learn, grow and thrive as an artist. Leading up to his time at UCLA he’d already built
Chi Li on CBS KCAL News
Chi Li, professor of ethnomusicology, was interviewed on KCAL news about her musical past and her mastery of the Erhu, a Chinese instrument dating back more than a thousand years.
Berry Gordy, Music Trailblazer, Visits UCLA
By all appearances, it was a normal Wednesday in the recording studio at the School of Music. Students were laying tracks to a jazz rendition of Jill Scott’s R&B song “The Way.” Then a special visitor stepped inside.
Decoda's Album Reviewed in New York Times
The New York Times picked its monthly five albums you can listen to right now, and Decoda’s debut, self-titled album made the list. Praising (among other things) Catherine Gregory’s skillful flute playing, the review concludes that “with performances of this quality, you can see why Carnegie – which just named Decoda its first affiliate ensemble

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The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to Receive $5 Million Gift to Establish The Berry Gordy Music Industry Center
May 21, 2024. Berry Gordy, founder of the iconic record label and hit-making enterprise Motown, has pledged a $5 million gift to establish The UCLA Berry Gordy Music Industry Center.
Opera UCLA Presents the World Premiere of Richard Danielpour’s The Grand Hotel Tartarus at the Freud Playhouse
May 9, 2024. Opera UCLA, a collaboration between The Herb Alpert School of Music and the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, will present the world premiere of Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour’s new opera, The Grand Hotel Tartarus.
Jazz Violinist, Composer and Educator Regina Carter Joins Faculty at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
March 27, 2024. Regina Carter, the acclaimed jazz violinist who has been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (2007), a Doris Duke Award (2018), and honored as an NEA Jazz Master Fellow (2023), will join The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music faculty in 2024.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to offer new Music Industry Bachelor of Arts degree beginning in Fall 2023
October 6, 2023. Responding to student demand, a new B.A in Music Industry from The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will set graduates on track toward careers in artist and label management, publicity, music publishing and licensing and more.
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