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Celebrating William Kraft, Los Angeles New Music Legend
On Saturday, October 1, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will host a celebration of William Kraft. Kraft, who taught composition at UCLA in the 1980s after a thirty-year career in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was an indispensable feature of Los Angeles’s vibrant new music scene in the post-World War II era. “Bill was
A Warm Welcome Back to The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Photos by Juan Tallo At an event in Schoenberg Hall on Sept. 21, associate dean Robert Fink welcomed students back to The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music for the 2022-23 academic year – the first year most of the community had been together in person since the pandemic began. Students ranging from first-years brand
Meet Ken Fisher, Associate Director of that Solid Gold Sound
The Solid Gold Sound of the UCLA Bruin Marching Band is, to say the least, world traveled. The band has performed in Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The band has opened for the Rolling Stones, backed up Gwen Stefani, and recorded with BTS on its best-selling album Map of the Soul: 7. The video of
2022-23 Events Spotlight at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
The Statement Series Towering figures in the music world, both invited guests and members of our own world-class faculty, bring you a unique experience. From peerless performers to accomplished scholars, come and experience artists who make a statement. Bach’s cello suites are an enduring classic. Come hear them performed in the acoustic and visual wonder
Music Education Hire Johanna Gamboa-Kroesen Puts Students First
Johanna Gamboa-Kroesen was driving back to her house when the call came. “I was driving down one of those beautiful rural highways in New England, in the woods,” recalled Gamboa-Kroesen. It was 2006, and she was in the final stages of completing her M.M.Ed. at the Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, Connecticut. She
In Memoriam Ron Logan
In the summer of 1961, Ron Logan traveled with the UCLA band for a tour of Europe. The senior trumpet major led a breakout jazz band that played for King Frederick of Denmark. In attendance as a special guest of the king was Walt Disney. It turned out to be an omen. Logan, who graduated
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