UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

UCLA's newly established Herb Alpert School of Music offers students an interdisciplinary and in-depth musical education.

Establishing Space for a Musical Expertise

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music was formally renamed in 2016 after a generous contribution from the Herb Alpert Foundation. It is currently the only dedicated music school in the University of California system. Prior to the creation of the School, UCLA's Musicology department was housed in the College of Letters and Sciences, while the Ethnomusicology department belonged to the College of Fine Arts. Today, the Herb Alpert School of Music is home to three departments: Ethnomusicology, Music, and Musicology. The school also offers two specialized programs, Global Jazz Studies and Music Industry, as well as 15 degree programs and 45 performance ensembles. The school's nearly 500 students participate in a combined 350 performances per year. An impressive 4:1 student/faculty ratio enables students to gain intensive, personalized, and interdisciplinary music education at the world-renowned University of California, Los Angeles campus.

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