It is with deep gratitude that we share that the School of Music has received a generous endowed gift of $4.05 million from the estate of emeriti professors Bernice Wenzel and Wendell “Jeff” Jeffrey, who were known for their longstanding commitment to the university.
The late philanthropist and cherished UCLA supporter and friend, Elaine Krown Klein, continued her longstanding dedication to the arts at UCLA with a generous gift of $2.9 million to a scholarship fund in her name in support of young musicians and artists.
Madison Dorsett, music performance major with a music industry minor at the School of Music, aims to redefine the music industry through her internships and the non-profit she helped create called Chromatic Brass Collective.
In January 2021, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music launched the Still Waiting speaker series, with the goal of facilitating much needed dialogue about the racial reckoning that has occurred across the nation.
This spring, distinguished professor of ethnomusicology A.J. Racy will retire from the School of Music following a 40+ year career of teaching, performance and research with the nation’s premier and only freestanding Department of Ethnomusicology.