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Musicology Student Wins Prestigious National Scholarship
The Beinecke Scholarship is one of the most competitive in the United States. It gifts the most exceptional students in the arts, humanities, and social science with substantial support for graduate study. In 2023, 87 institutions nominated one candidate apiece. Only 20 students make the final selection. For the first time since 2015, one of
Opera Student Tivoli Treloar Earns Rave Reviews in Professional Debut
Mezzo-soprano Tivoli Treloar is a fourth-year voice performance major at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. She has recently made her professional debut with the Long Beach Opera, singing the role of The Lover in the world premiere of The Romance of the Rose.  Los Angeles Times reviewer Mark Swed praised the new opera as a triumph.
Master's student Damon Zavala wins Sphinx Orchestral Futurist Fellowship
The National Orchestral Institute + Festival in partnership with the National Philharmonic and the Sphinx Organization has just awarded their 2023 Futurist Fellowships, and first-year viola performance master’s student Damon Zavala is among them. The fellowship provides leadership mentoring and aims to develop the next generation of visionaries and leaders in arts administration. Zavala identified

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2023 Graduate Student Commencement Speaker Forges Dual Path in Music and Science
Emma Breen is completing her master’s in trumpet performance and preparing to continue her studies at UCLA this fall as a doctoral student. She has also staked out terrain in the world of science, a passion she holds equally with music and plans to continue.  “You have to be versatile,” said Breen, reflecting on her
For 2023 Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker, Community is Key
When Yeremiya Wright arrived at UCLA in the Fall of 2019 as a first-year student, he was unaware that a global pandemic was literally right around the corner. Nor was anyone aware of what was in store. “I went home to New Jersey in the Spring quarter of 2020 thinking I would be coming back
Diār Caps a Week of Events about the Music of Iran
On Sunday, May 21, a capacity crowd at Schoenberg Hall heard Diār, a concert of Iranian music curated by new postdoctoral scholar Shahab Paranj. Diār featured traditional Persian music as well as world premieres by Paranj, Reza Vali, Ian Krouse, and Richard Danielpour. It was one of several events this weekend connected to the music
UCLA Musicians About Town
On Tuesday, May 16, Jens Lindemann and the Matt Catingub JazzPops Orchestra took to the stage of the Catalina Bar & Grill, a storied Hollywood club that has played host to jazz legends for more than a quarter of a century. The orchestra had more than a few UCLA ringers in it, like DMA student
Gluck Showcase Concert Thrills Young Audience
When 500 elementary and secondary students arrived at Schoenberg Hall at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music for the 2023 Gluck Fellows Showcase Concert, few may have thought they would have work to do. But when Mathew Harget stepped to the mic, he set things straight. “This is UCLA,” he told the young audience.
Third Annual Day of Armenian Music to Feature Noted Armenian Composer, Artur Avanesov
In 2013, the Armenian Music Program was launched at UCLA with a single ensemble-in-residence, the string quartet VEM. The ensemble performed on campus and conducted a few outreach programs in what were admittedly modest beginnings. A lot has changed in ten years.  When the program hosts its third-annual Day of Armenian Music on May 26
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