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UCLA Herb Alpert School Of Music Receives $3 Million From Herb Alpert Foundation To Renovate Performance Hall
Juan Tallo
UCLA Herb Alpert School Of Music Receives $3 Million From Herb Alpert Foundation To Renovate Performance Hall

Santa Monica, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has renovated the 133-seat theater in the Schoenberg Music Building thanks to a $3 million gift from the Herb Alpert Foundation. The theater was renamed Lani Hall, in honor of Alpert’s wife, the singe …

Grammy winner, jazz advocate Arturo O’Farrill joins UCLA music faculty
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Grammy winner, jazz advocate Arturo O’Farrill joins UCLA music faculty

Los Angeles, California -Arturo O’Farrill, a six-time Grammy-winning pianist, composer and music educator, has been appointed professor of global jazz studies and music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. His teaching will focus on performance and compositi …

Grammy winner Terence Blanchard named first Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies
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Grammy winner Terence Blanchard named first Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies

Los Angeles, California -Terence Blanchard, a six-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, composer and music educator who in 2019 received an Oscar nomination for best original score for Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” has been named the first Kenny Burrell Chair in J …

Eileen Strempel Named New Dean of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Eileen Strempel Named New Dean of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Los Angeles, California -Eileen Strempel, opera singer and professor of voice in the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, has been named inaugural dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, effective July 8. “The Herb Alpert School of …

UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive re-opens following renovation
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UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive re-opens following renovation

Los Angeles, California -Grand re-opening celebration to feature ‘Documenting the Sounds of Africa,’ a free day-long symposium and concert. Already home to a world-renowned collection of materials dedicated to the study of musical traditions from …

Herbie Hancock to be new namesake for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA
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Herbie Hancock to be new namesake for Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA

Los Angeles, California -The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA will be known as the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA effective Jan. 1, 2019. The change is in line with a decision by the Washington, D.C.-based Thelonious Mo …

Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell
Elena Zhukova
Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell

Los Angeles, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received $1.2 million to establish the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies. The Herb Alpert Foundation provided the lead gift of $500,000, which was matched by funds from the UCLA chancellor’s off …

Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell
Elena Zhukova
Jazz Supporters Help Endow UCLA Faculty Chair Honoring Guitar Great Kenny Burrell

Los Angeles, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received $1.2 million to establish the Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies. The Herb Alpert Foundation provided the lead gift of $500,000, which was matched by funds from the UCLA chancellor’s off …

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Offers New Bachelor’s Degree in Global Jazz Studies
Juan Tallo
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Offers New Bachelor’s Degree in Global Jazz Studies

Los Angeles, California -New major is an extension of the jazz studies concentration, established by jazz icon Kenny Burrell Undergraduates interested in careers as jazz performers, producers, teachers and/or scholars of jazz will …

Estate of Former UCLA Student Leaves $11.7 Million for Music School
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Estate of Former UCLA Student Leaves $11.7 Million for Music School

Los Angeles, California -The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music has received an $11.7 million gift from the estate of a former UCLA pre-med student with a fondness for classical music. The bequest from the David Dobrow Trust establishes an endowment that wil …

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Formally Approved by UC Board of Regents
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UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Formally Approved by UC Board of Regents

Los Angeles, California -The University of California Regents voted today to formally establish the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and campus officials named an interim dean for the first music school in the UC system. Judi Smith, dean and vice provost …

UCLA Moves Forward to Formally Establish Independent Herb Alpert School of Music
UCLA Moves Forward to Formally Establish Independent Herb Alpert School of Music

Los Angeles, California -Following a comprehensive review and approval by faculty leaders and administrators, UCLA is asking the University of California to formally establish the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as the UC system’s first independent music school …