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Ariane Bicho
Director of Communications




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Most of our faculty are available for news media interviews by arrangement. Please contact Ariane Bicho, Director of Communications, for assistance. Our faculty are leaders in their fields and include a boundary-pushing medievalist, a leading scholar of the American musical, jazz legends, masters of traditional world music instruments, a punk scholar, in-demand composers and others who are fostering transformative critical thinking about music and musical practices. Other areas of expertise include:

  • African diaspora, critical race studies, social movements, nationalism, national anthem
  • Rap, hip-hop, jazz, blues, funk, R&B, soul; pop music, rock n roll, Motown
  • East Asia, Korean music
  • Film and TV music
  • Jewish music, Klezmer, Jewish liturgical music
  • Music business, streaming media, technology and entertainment, copyright
  • Music and politics; music, gender, and sexuality
  • Opera studies
  • And more…
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Jazz supporters help endow UCLA faculty chair honoring guitar great Kenny Burrell
The school received $1.2 million to establish the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies. The new endowed chair will help attract a senior faculty member who will add teaching power to UCLA’s new global jazz studies major.
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