Sandra Topete
Director of Academic Personnel

Sandra Topete joined the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in the fall of 2018 as Director of Academic Personnel. Sandra is a UCLA alumna with over 27 years of service at UCLA. She began her career at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics working for the Space Science Group, and for the last 14 years she has specialized in academic personnel. She held positions as the academic personnel coordinator for the Department of Computer Science in the Samueli School of Engineering, and in the Departments of Economics and Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Letters and Science. In her spare time, Sandra enjoys attending football games, concerts and festivals, but most of all she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

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Conducting
Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
Ethnomusicology
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
Jazz performance and musicianship courses are paired with African American Studies
Music Composition
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a B.A. and teaching credential in just four years
Music History & Industry
Combining Musicology and the Music Industry minor for practical hands-on training with the study of music within the context of different societies, cultures, and theories
Music Industry
Industry professionals and UCLA faculty prepare students for music-related careers
Musicology
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music
Music Performance Jazz
A highly selective M.M. program in partnership with the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz