As a student at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, you will benefit from the high-quality care and attention of our dedicated Student Affairs team. The Office of Student Affairs is comprised of a team of student affairs professionals who are committed to providing individualized counseling and advocacy for current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as general guidance for prospective students.


The Office of Student Affairs promises the following to current students of the School:

The Academic Journey

  • Guiding prospective students through the application and audition process
  • Welcoming and orienting students to the university and the School of Music
  • Providing academic course planning and monitoring progress toward graduation

Personal Growth

  • Serving as guides and facilitators to college life, expectations, and responsibilities
  • Helping students feel physically, emotionally, and mentally safe and supported throughout their time at UCLA by providing resources and referrals to other offices on campus

Professional Development

  • Supporting and enabling professional relationships and associations that support student careers and further academic and artistic development
As an Office, we are dedicated to providing these services while fostering an environment of equity, diversity, and belonging.
Adam Fox

Director of Student Affairs

advisor for:
  • Music MM
  • Music DMA
  • Music MA
  • Music PhD
  • Musicology MA/PhD
  • Ethnomusicology MA/PhD

Adam Fox joins the Herb Alpert School of Music with over five years of professional experience supporting and advising performing artists. Prior to UCLA, Fox worked at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood, where he served in a variety of student-facing roles to support students in the musical theatre, acting and dance programs.

Fox completed his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz in language studies with a minor in history, and his Master’s at New York University in Italian studies. As a lifelong learner, he enjoys finding new ways to incorporate his studies into his work and wants to soon study Korean as a foreign language.

In his free time, Fox enjoys spending time with his dog and is an avid plane spotter. If you don’t find him at a dog park, you’ll find him near LAX watching planes take off and land.

Khalia Byrd

Undergraduate Advisor

advisor for:
  • Music Composition BA
  • Music Education BA
  • Music Performance BM
  • Global Jazz Studies BA

Khalia Byrd joins The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music with a passion for education, service, and equity. She has served students of all ages in varying roles throughout her educational and professional career. Prior to being in Student Affairs, she was a College Adviser Fellow with the UCLA Early Academic Outreach Program.

As a first-generation college graduate of UCLA and a woman of color, Khalia understands the challenges that can come with navigating higher education. She hopes to contribute to the holistic growth and success of her students in collaboration with faculty and staff.

Khalia likes to bake sweets, go to karaoke, and read fiction in her spare time. Time permitting, she welcomes anyone in her office for a conversation.

Lucie Leerer

Undergraduate Advisor

advisor for:
  • Musicology BA
  • Music History and Industry BA
  • Ethnomusicology BA

As a music educator and creative director, Lucie strives to create an interdisciplinary learning space in which students of diverse passions and career goals can thrive. A former Bruin herself, Lucie graduated from UCLA with a BA in Music History and Industry and a minor in Film and Television. Her music education has spanned a variety of instruments, genres, and scholarly topics, driven by her desire for a holistic and intersectional approach to musicianship and artistry. She hopes to support and inspire her students in their creative and academic pursuits, in order to succeed at UCLA and beyond.

Lucie is originally from Oakland, California and is very grateful to call Los Angeles her new home. She is an avid Musical Theater fan, an aspiring chef, and hopes to start crossing off places her travel bucket list. In her free time, she loves sharing good food with friends and re-watching TV series and movies.