Play your Part: Support Access to Music Education

Why Give to the School of Music?


You Can Make a Difference in a Student’s Life Today

At $13,239 per year for California residents, the Herb Alpert School of Music is the most affordable top-tier music program for students seeking a college degree. However, many students and families still struggle to afford higher education. Students who received need-based scholarships often face significant funding shortfalls, gaps that are generously filled by donors like you.


Giving to School of Music scholarships is an effective and impactful way to expand access to the nations #1 public university and advance diversity in musical fields.


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You Can Put Instruments in Student’s Hands

“Play” it forward and donate a used instrument to benefit student musicians. Your piano, violin, horn, world music or other instruments can make a difference in a student’s training and development. Donated instruments are cared for and played by students in practice rooms, classrooms, and on stages.


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You Can Help Your Favorite Program or Area of Study to Thrive

Wherever you choose to make your gift, your support will help students in the Marching Band, orchestra, choir, world music ensembles and beyond to perform, travel and further their research. Recent gifts from donors like you have helped:


  • The UCLA Bruin Marching Band bring the “Solid Gold Sound” to Arizona, Michigan, Texas, Miami, Ohio, Colorado, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and as far as Japan!
  • The UCLA Chamber Singers travel to New York to record an original composition conducted by Buffalo Philharmonic Music Director JoAnn Falletta
  • K-12 students at Boys & Girls Clubs to receive one-on-one and group instrument lessons from School of Music students via the Music Partnership Program
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Inspirational Philanthropy

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Philanthropist Elaine Krown Klein Bequests $2.9 Million for Scholarships Benefitting Students in the School of Music and School of Arts and Architecture
The late philanthropist and cherished UCLA supporter and friend, Elaine Krown Klein, continued her longstanding dedication to the arts at UCLA with a generous gift of $2.9 million to a scholarship fund in her name in support of young musicians and artists.
Pete Townshend of The Who and Rachel Fuller give to UCLA for scholarships, concerts
$100,000 gift will support Herb Alpert School of Music cello students and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance
Smaller Funds Make a Big Impact for Music Performance Students
Travis Cross, Chair of the Department of Music, thanks our School of Music community for their support and highlights how smaller gifts have made a big difference in students’ academic lives by funding instrument rentals.