VEM Ensemble's International Tour
The VEM Ensemble has just completed its week-long tour of Armenia. Next up is “Resonances: The Music of Armenia” at the Hammer Museum on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. The VEM Ensemble of the UCLA Armenian Music Program has just returned from its March 2023 tour of Armenia. The tour included ten workshops and outreach
Honoring Kurtág
It was 2004 and Movses Pogossian was preparing the legendary Hungarian composer György Kurtág’s famously intricate Kafka Fragments with soprano Tony Arnold. On a whim, they contacted the composer to see if he might consider rehearsing with them. To their surprise, Kurtág invited them to Budapest to participate in a four-day masterclass. “We knew he
Opera UCLA Presents the World Premiere of Cinematic Horror Opera Cesare, Child of Night
The Herb Alpert School of Music is proud to present film/TV orchestrator, music industry lecturer and composer Jonathan Beard’s (Respect, King Richard, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and The Mandalorian) world premiere of his cinematic horror opera Cesare, Child of Night via live stream on Halloween night, Oct. 31. Cesare, Child of Night is a one-act electroacoustic opera based on the
Professor Melissa Bilal Joins Armenian Music Program as Its Full-Time Associate Director
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Melissa Bilal, an internationally recognized ethnomusicologist, sociocultural anthropologist, and social historian, as the full-time Associate Director of the Armenian Music Program.
Violinist Tiffany Wee Shines at Tanglewood Music Festival 
Rising senior Tiffany Wee distinguished herself as a leader at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Festival, one of the most competitive full-ride summer training programs in the world.
From Westwood to Yerevan: UCLA’s VEM Ensemble a Friend and Ambassador for Armenian Music
Take a glimpse into the VEM ensemble's journey as they embarked on a trip to Armenia to present a performance of Armenian Music at the House-Museum of Aram Khachaturian.
Mirror Spectator – The VEM Ensemble Triumphs in North American Tour
READ: “The VEM Ensemble of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music inspired and moved large audiences in the hundreds in Detroit, Montreal and Boston as it completed the first part of its spring 2019 North American tour organized by the Tekeyan Cultural Association of the United States and Canada (TCA).”
Mirror Spectator - The VEM Ensemble to take a North American tour
READ: The VEM Ensemble is the cornerstone of the Armenian Music Program at UCLA, and features school of music students and alumni. The ensemble begins its North American tour on March 27 in Detroit, with stops in Montreal, Boston, and Glendale and Altadena, California.
The Armenian Mirror-Spectator - VEM Ensemble Celebrates Culture and Influence of Armenian Music in Outreach Concerts
READ: The UCLA VEM Quartet performed for students of the AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School in an inspiring and educational program under the guidance of artistic director Professor Movses Pogossian.