Inna Faliks: Music, History and Identity
Inna Faliks, the renowned concert pianist, and professor and head of the piano department at the School of Music reflects on how music helped her connect more deeply with her Jewish heritage.
UCLA launches Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience
UCLA has opened North America’s first permanent academic home for the study of music of the American Jewish experience. Housed in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, the new Lowell Milken Center for Music of Jewish Experience will foster artistic creativity, scholarship, performance and other cultural expression, thanks to a $6.75 million gift from the Lowell Milken Family Foundation.
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Announces Fall 2019 Season
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Chris Potter, and jazz vocalist Fay Victor, are just two of the artists who will be part of the music school’s Fall 2019 season.
Jewish Journal - Jewish Composer’s Works Get New Life
READ: The Jewish Journal profiles The Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music's lecture and concert program "From India to Indiana," which focused on the extraordinary life of Jewish emigré composer Walter Kaufmann.
Daily Bruin – Concert and Discussion to Give a Voice to Women in the Torah
READ: A concert program presented by the school of music's Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music encourages people to reexamine the representation of women in the Bible.
Festival showcases klezmer to restore interest in Yiddish culture
“I don’t see this as a one-day workshop where we all forget about it and go on with our lives,” said Peter Rushefsky, executive director of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York City. “I see (the workshops) as opening people’s eyes and ears to klezmer and Yiddish culture, and how it can be a part of their contemporary lives and open the door to deeper exploration of it.”
Research and Scholarly Events Advance Knowledge of Field of American Jewish Music
During the summer of 2018, two graduate student researchers were kept busy by the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music. One researched composers and their interrelationships across generations. The other focused exclusively on one composer, Max Helfman. 
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music presents a tribute concert, “Ahead of his Time: Benny Goodman.”
READ: The concert program, which features acclaimed clarinet soloist Ken Peplowski, a member of Goodman’s final big band, will include pieces from Goodman's now famous 1938 Carnegie Hall concert, as well as a selection of original work inspired by the King of Swing.