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A Week of Music and Justice
Thousands witnessed three days of "Music and Justice" hosted by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of the American Jewish Experience. Many came to see Darius, Chris and Dan Brubeck on stage, to hear two world premieres, or to catch glimpse of real life freedom riders. But the week was much more than that. The Brubecks visited classes, jammed with students, and reflected on their father's legacy at a conference.
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.
The 2023 Grammys Have Been Awarded, and UCLA Has Scored
It was another good year for America’s #1 public university, with School of Music faculty and alumni bringing home several 2023 Grammy Awards.

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Music, Justice, and a New Generation of Artists
As events go, it doesn’t get much bigger than the upcoming Gates of Justice concert on Feb. 26 at Royce Hall. International stars? Check. Jazz royalty? Check. Anticipated world premieres? Check. As key contributors to the Music and Justice series presented by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience, UCLA students will be on
Faculty Project "Root Progressions" Receives Support from the National Endowment for the Arts
The collaborative project “Root Progressions,” led by Gloria Cheng (department of music), distinguished emeritus professor James Newton (global jazz studies), and Arturo O’Farrill (department of music and global jazz studies), has just been awarded funding from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Grant for Arts Projects program.
Music and Justice Program Features Brubeck Sons and World Premieres by UCLA Faculty
On Sunday, Feb. 26, Brubeck’s “The Gates of Justice” will be performed at Royce Hall as part of “Music and Justice,” a series by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of the Jewish American Experience that will feature prominent musicians, scholars and critics. “Some of the most powerful conversations we can have don’t begin with words,” said Anna Spain Bradley, vice
National Endowment for the Arts Grant Supports New Opera at UCLA
A new opera by an alumna of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music – world premiering at UCLA’s Little Theater this month – has received substantial funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Hailed by Opera News as “haunting and beautiful,” Polymnia tells the story of a Greek woman whose family is expelled from their home by
School of Music Programming in 2023
There are dozens of cultural events programmed at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in 2023. Whether you are looking for sensational guest artists, classical and jazz ensemble concerts, symposia & talks, music festivals, or music from all our global traditions, we have an exciting array of free events for you to attend. Subscribe
Cesar Favila and Paul Feller Honored by American Musicology Society
Cesar Favila, an assistant professor of musicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has won the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society. The award, established by the trustees of the New York Pro Musica Antiqua in memory of their founder and first director, aims to stimulate cooperation between scholars and performers by
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