Jacob Collier Talks Contemporary Musicianship at Schoenberg Hall
Photos by Erica Hou On Tuesday night, February 6, the line that had formed several hours earlier snaked out of Schoenberg Hall and down the steps. Those who braved the line faced a brisk westerly wind and the last vestiges of the atmospheric river that doused Los Angeles raining down, albeit gently. They had come
Professor Explores Different Cultures through Traditional Music in Fiat Lux Seminar
Lily Chen-Hafteck believes music can create harmonious feelings in people of all cultural backgrounds. The professor of music education explores how music is a form of cultural expression in her Fiat Lux seminar, Music 19: “Celebrating Cultural Diversity of Immigrants through Music.” Chen-Hafteck said the course aims to deepen appreciation for the United States’ multicultural society by teaching students about the relationship between music and cultural empathy. Because of the smaller classroom environment, she said students are able to engage and share music from their own cultural backgrounds with one another.
Leading the Way in Music Education
The California All State Music Education Conference (CASMEC) is a huge affair, attracting California’s educators and all-state secondary and middle school musicians. Student performers mingle with professional musicians and the college set. UCLA Music Education students attend the conference with faculty every year. It is a powerful opportunity to network and learn from seasoned professionals
School of Music faculty and staff receive Chancellor’s Arts Initiative Grants
Three faculty from The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music were among 12 recipients of arts research grants awarded by the Chancellor’s Council on the Arts (CCoA) and the university’s Office for Research and Creative Activities (ORCA). The Initiative awarded $150,000 in funding to advance relevant arts research projects that demonstrate originality and contribute to the