We invite you to explore our vibrant and passionate musical community set in one of the most creative and diverse cities in the world – Los Angeles. You will discover a school of music that balances leading-edge scholarship with performance mastery and composition. With programs offered in music performance, music history and industry, composition, conducting, jazz performance, global jazz studies, ethnomusicology, and musicology, our undergraduate and graduate students are transformed by exposure to music in all its contemporary and historical diversity. Our stellar faculty, including Grammy-winners, Oscar-nominated film composers, music executives, Guggenheim and Fulbright recipients, and LA Phil orchestral musicians provide individual mentorship and encourage our students to engage with the vibrant nexus of people, ideas, research, and academic experiences offered by UCLA – the top public university in the nation.
As our school of music enters its second century, you are invited to join us on campus for some of the 350+ performances, lectures and masterclasses our students, faculty and guest artists and scholars present each year. Our events are mostly free. We hope to see you there.
For students interested in applying to the Herb Alpert School of Music, we invite you join us for a tour.