With its three outstanding departments of Ethnomusicology, Music and Musicology, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music aspires to educate the whole student through productive collaborations between performance and scholarship, a cross-cultural, global understanding of the art of music, and preparatory training for a broad range of careers in music after graduation.

Public concerts, lectures, symposia, master classes, and musical theater and opera productions, are a hallmark of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Each department hosts a calendar of events open to the entire community, enriching the lives of both those on stage and those in the audience, and contributing to the quality of life in the city and beyond.

Number of Faculty: 118
Number of Students: 484
Number of Undergraduate Students: 318 (Ethnomusicology 86, Music 172, Musicology 60)
Number of Graduate Students: 166 (Ethnomusicology 37, Music 94, Musicology 35)

Degrees offered:


Bachelor of Arts, Music History
Bachelor of Arts, Ethnomusicology – Jazz Studies Concentration, World Music Concentration
Bachelor of Arts, Music – Composition Concentration, Music Education Concentration, Performance Concentration

Minor in Music History
Minor in Music Industry


Master of Arts/Ph.D,, Ethnomusicology
Master of Arts/Ph.D., Musicology
Master of Arts/Ph.D., Music (Composition)
Master of Music & Doctor of Musical Arts (all classical solo instruments, voice and conducting) 

Department of Ethnomusicology

Department of Music

Department of Musicology