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Jacob Collier Talks Contemporary Musicianship at Schoenberg Hall
Photos by Erica Hou On Tuesday night, February 6, the line that had formed several hours earlier snaked out of Schoenberg Hall and down the steps. Those who braved the line faced a brisk westerly wind and the last vestiges of the atmospheric river that doused Los Angeles raining down, albeit gently. They had come
Melissa Bilal named to new Promise Chair in Armenian Music, Arts, and Culture at UCLA
Endowed chair affirms The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s commitment to engage cultural communities in Los Angeles and across the globe Melissa Bilal, a leading scholar of Armenians in Turkey and director of UCLA’s Armenian Music Program, has been appointed the inaugural holder of The Promise Chair in Armenian Music, Arts, and Culture at
19th Annual All-Star Concert Promises Many Musical Firsts for Performers
The 19th Annual All-Star Concert, held by the School of Music, provides students in the department the chance to perform as soloists with the UCLA Philharmonia, the university’s flagship orchestra. Performers for the concert were selected through a rigorous audition process, where judges looked for musicians performing fresh and forward-thinking works, said Nayeon Cho, a
Five Members of Dean's Advisory Board Named to Billboard's Power 100
When Billboard Magazine sat down to rank the 100 most powerful people in the music business, the dean’s board of advisors for The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music was well represented. Billboard named Tom Corson (the board chair), Susan Genco, Jeff Harleston, Michelle Jubelirer, and Vivien Lewitt to the industry’s Power 100 list. Susan
Composition Alumnus Stephen Spies wins Emmy
The 2nd Annual Children & Family Creative Arts Emmy Awards for 2023 were announced on December 16 and broadcast over two days. One of the biggest winners was Netflix’s live-action CG fantasy miniseries, Lost Ollie, which took home five Emmys, including Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Live Action Program. The award honored alumnus
Lily Zager and the Zager Band Bring New Sound to UCLA Campus, Iconic Venues
The Daily Bruin chronicles the travels of first-year music industry student Lily Zager out and about in Los Angeles.

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Ethnomusicology Student Lauded by Kennedy Center
Isabel Folkers was only four when she unwittingly chanced upon her career trajectory. The occasion was a house party at the home of an Irish family. The band had finished for the night and they were breaking down their equipment. The young Isabel Folkers jumped up on the makeshift stage and took hold of the
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
Meet Emma Breen, Twenty-First Century Music Student
Emma Breen had a choice to make. She was completing her bachelor’s in music at Northwestern University, and she was preparing for graduate study. She had been admitted to the Royal Academy of Music. She had also been admitted to The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.
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