Lorry Black
Academic Administrator, Ethnomusicology

Associate Director, Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience; Director, Klezmer Music Ensemble

Lorry Black is the Associate Director of the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. As a percussionist, pedagogue, and Jewish music specialist, Black is deeply rooted in the Los Angeles performance scene. Lorry has performed with various ensembles and has had the privilege to perform under the baton of many great conductors including John Williams, Alan Silvestri, David Newman, and James Conlon, as well as recording for various artists. Active in the Jewish music community, lorry is a sought after percussionist, conductor, and arranger. Lorry is a graduate of the DMA program in Sacred Music from the USC Thornton School of Music where he specialized in Jewish music and music of the Holocaust. Previous degrees include a bachelor of arts degree from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and a masters of music in concert percussion from the USC Thornton School. His current line of research follows the role non-governmental organizations played in the construction of a cultural scene in the French concentration camps.  In the community, Lorry is actively working to build the California Klezmer scene, hosting regular klezmer programs throughout LA.


I Nyoman Wenten
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Steven Loza
Chair of Global Jazz Studies; Professor
Katherine In–Young Lee
Associate Professor (On leave 2022-2023)
Roger Savage
Chair of Ethnomusicology; Professor
Chi Li
Adjunct Professor
Armen Adamian
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Mark Kligman
Professor of Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Humanities Mickey Katz Chair of Jewish Music Director of Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience
Mohsen Mohammadi
Director of Indo-Persian Music
Nick DePinna
Lecturer--Introduction to Musicianship
Melissa Bilal
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