The Undergraduate Student Advisory Board aims to serve The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music by shaping an academic environment that allows for creative freedom, exploration and collaboration for all students. We aim for transparency, openness and to be a voice for the student body as a whole.

Our three main goals:
  • To impart upon the Herb Alpert School of Music students an understanding, respect for and valuing of the differing identities and experiences that contribute to our larger musical community.
  • To facilitate communication between the Herb Alpert School of Music students, faculty and administration; and to create lasting platforms for interdepartmental partnership.
  • To ensure the Herb Alpert School of Music students are informed, connected, and can access any and all tools needed to navigate their time at UCLA.

Student Events Calendar
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Glynnis McNamara
Glynnis McNamara

I’m a fourth-year Global Jazz Studies major and woodwinds player with a focus in baritone saxophone. I’m passionate about jazz, audio engineering, equity, and helping others be vocal about change and being heard in what they have to say. In my free time I enjoy baking, rock climbing, and petting dogs.

Iona Pay
Iona Pay

I’m a fourth year, majoring in French Horn Performance and MIMG (Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics). I am an interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial student who is keen to be involved in dynamic and engaging projects – my particular areas of interest are music performance, scientific journalism, research and writing for radio. I’m excited to help cultivate an ethos of equity and inclusivity at the Herb Alpert School of Music that makes all students feel heard, celebrated, and free to collaborate, create and explore.

Robby Good<br />
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Robby Good

I’m a third-year Composition and Percussion Performance double major, and I’m really excited to help make the School of Music a fun, connected and collaborative community. I’m a big fan of video games and animation, music of all kinds, and helping people wherever I can!

Liv Slaby<br />
Liv Slaby

I’m a fourth-year Musicology major and Theater minor. My interests include queer theory, Todd Haynes, doing flips, play theory, and my stand mixer. I’m an aspiring dramatic writer and my capstone project is the book and lyrics of a musical.

J.W. Clark
J.W. Clark

I am a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Musicology and minoring in Philosophy. After completing my studies, I plan to pursue a PhD in Musicology with the hope of examining topics at the intersections of musical practice/discourse and animal studies, particularly as they may relate to linguistic processes that underlie cultural meaning-making.

Lorenzo Siciliano<br />
Lorenzo Siciliano

I’m a fourth-year in the Global Jazz Studies department. I’m also pursuing a major in Music Industry.

Alexandra Yaralian
Alexandra Yaralian

I am a third-year pursuing a B.A. in Ethnomusicology with a minor in Music Industry. As an Armenian kanonist, pianist, and vocalist, I have particularly enjoyed participating in various ensembles at the School of Music because they have allowed me to immerse myself in different musical cultures. My goal in being a part of the Student Advisory Board is to create a greater community among the students and faculty and ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.

Lilia Yaralian
Lilia Yaralian

I am a third-year pursuing a B.A. in Ethnomusicology and a Music Industry minor. As an Armenian kanonist, vocalist, and pianist, I’ve loved taking advantage of all that the School of Music has to offer and am so excited to work with my peers in the Student Advisory Board to help ensure the present and future success of our school!

Madeline Haddad
Madeline Haddad

I am a third-year Musicology Major/Latin Minor. I joined this Student Advisory Board to bridge the gap between the student body and administration in order to better service the needs of the school and its members. I actually play four instruments – piano, organ, cello, and flute! Very excited to be working with everyone and assisting in any way I can!

Lorenna Garcia
Lorenna Garcia

I’m a second-year Viola Performance Major. As a member of the board, my goal this year is to help foster a greater sense of community and support within the students at the SoM!

Yerry Wright<br />
Yerry Wright

I’m a current second-year Ethnomusicology Major from New Jersey. I’m wholeheartedly committed to advocacy for/with marginalized peoples and communities and making the Herb Alpert School of Music a welcoming space for all!

Evelyn Coffey<br />
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Evelyn Coffey

I am an actor, playwright, marching bander, and occasional bassoonist in my third year as a Music Performance major and Theater minor at UCLA!

Madison Dorsett
Madison Dorsett

I’m a third-year Performance major and Music Industry minor! I’m a French horn performer, baker, dog lover, and professional sleeper. As a performer, I knew I wanted to take action in changing the world around me for the better and being a part of the Student Advisory Board is one of my many steps in doing so. I look forward in working alongside the student body in the School of Music!