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School of Music faculty and staff receive Chancellor’s Arts Initiative Grants
Three faculty from The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music were among 12 recipients of arts research grants awarded by the Chancellor’s Council on the Arts (CCoA) and the university’s Office for Research and Creative Activities (ORCA). The Initiative awarded $150,000 in funding to advance relevant arts research projects that demonstrate originality and contribute to the
Mirror Spectator - A Day of Armenian Music at UCLA
The UCLA Armenian Music Program showcases treasures of Armenian classical, contemporary, and folk music with a concert featuring World Premieres by Kinan Azmeh and Bryn Kirsch, UCLA VEM Ensemble, Apple Hill String Quartet, and UCLA Armenian Music Ensemble.
Seven UCLA professors elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Among UCLA’s 2021 honorees are the School of Music’s faculty Terence Blanchard, Inaugural Kenny Burrell Chair and Professor of Global Jazz Studies, and Elisabeth Le Guin, Professor of Musicology and Special Assistant to the Inaugural Dean for Faculty Development and Gender Equity.
Q&A with Farzad Amoozegar, Iranian Music Program Director, and Alireza Ardekani, Executive Director of the Farhang Foundation
The School of Music is proud to announce Professor Farzad Amoozegar as the new Director of the Iranian Music Program. His appointment represents the continued partnership between The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and the Farhang Foundation, an organization dedicated to celebrating Iranian art and culture in the community.
For PhD guitarist, pandemic isolation deepens the music
He started last year with high hopes of touring China and ended it with an album he hadn’t intended to make. COVID-19 turned life topsy-turvy that way, says classical guitarist Giovanni Piacentini.
Revolutionary Technology Upgrades to the School of Music
The ability to perform together is imperative to any music school experience. So, what happens when a pandemic challenges students from sharing music in the same physical space? Over the last year, staff, students and faculty from The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music implemented innovative technology solutions to help keep everyone connected, despite physical
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