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Travis J. Cross Named New Chair of the Department of Music

April 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on Travis J. Cross Named New Chair of the Department of Music

Professor Travis J. Cross, a conductor, composer and arranger, will become chair of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Music on July 1, 2018. Cross, who joined the UCLA faculty in 2013, will serve a three year-term. He succeeds Professor Neal Stulberg, who successfully led the Department of Music for four years, […]

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Chancellor’s Residence–April Recitals

April 13th, 2018 · Comments Off on Chancellor’s Residence–April Recitals

Mrs. Block has shared with us some more photos from her annual recital series at the Chancellor’s residence. From April 4th, mezzo soprano Meagan Martin and accompanist Douglas Sume: And from April 5th, saxophonist Matthew Lombard, seen here with Mrs. Block: There will be more photos and information to come, as recitals will continue on […]

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Mezzo-Soprano Meagan Martin Takes Top Prize at the UCLA Hershey Felder Competition

April 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on Mezzo-Soprano Meagan Martin Takes Top Prize at the UCLA Hershey Felder Competition

Popper Theater came alive last week as six UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music students competed in the two-day Hershey Felder Competition for Classical Musicians. The inaugural competition, generously funded by award-winning actor, playwright, director and producer Hershey Felder, encouraged classical musicians to dig deeper into what it takes to perform at the highest level. […]

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2018 Chancellor’s Residence Recital Series

March 12th, 2018 · Comments Off on 2018 Chancellor’s Residence Recital Series

Mrs. Carol Block and her staff have provided us with some photos of the early performers in this year’s series, as seen below. This series is now in its tenth year. Mrs. Block invites UCLA staff from areas and departments all over campus to come to the residence to hear UCLA’s talented students perform. Mrs. […]

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Professor Antonio Lysy Announces New CD

February 15th, 2018 · Comments Off on Professor Antonio Lysy Announces New CD

Grammy winning cellist, Prof. Antonio Lysy, performs with his father, the legendary Argentine violinist Alberto Lysy in the Kodaly duo, and Coco Trivisonno (one of the last living members of Piazzolla’s ensemble) performs bandoneon in three arrangements we commissioned from him of songs by Carlos Gardel. With tango milongas taking place all over the world, […]

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Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute Helps Bring Back Iranian Music Program, Gives $60,000 to Establish Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Fund for Iranian Music

January 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute Helps Bring Back Iranian Music Program, Gives $60,000 to Establish Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Fund for Iranian Music

Iranian Music had been on a two-decade hiatus at UCLA, until 2016 when instructor Amir Hosein Pourjavady – a Bruin who received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures from UCLA – returned to UCLA, working with The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology to revive the Persian Music Ensemble and […]

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Music graduate Dr. Xiao Chen wins Lorin Hollander American Prize

January 4th, 2018 · Comments Off on Music graduate Dr. Xiao Chen wins Lorin Hollander American Prize

Dr. Xiao Chen, a recent graduate of the Music Department’s piano program where she studied with Professor Inna Faliks, has recently won the Hollander American prize. More information can be read on their blog by clicking HERE. From the blog: The American Prize in Piano Performance (concerto), 2017-18?The Lorin Hollander Award (college/university division) The American […]

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GRAMMY Nominations at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

December 7th, 2017 · Comments Off on GRAMMY Nominations at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

The 60th GRAMMY Award nominations, announced recently by the Recording Academy, include a handful of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music faculty, artists-in-residence, staff or alumni, among them Richard Danielpour, Billy Childs, Chris Potter, Daniel Seeff and Randy Newman. Award-winning composer and Professor of Composition Music Richard Danielpour tops the list. He is competing for […]

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Professor Inna Faliks Shares Photos From Recent China Tour

December 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on Professor Inna Faliks Shares Photos From Recent China Tour

We received the following news from Music Department Professor Inna Faliks, who recently performed several times in China and followed up that visit with a concert at the National Gallery of Art. “I wanted to share a few snapshots from my recent tour in China. I had the great pleasure of playing recitals and giving […]

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UCLA Students win Frances Walton Competition and Tour Eastern Washington

October 2nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

EASTERN WASHINGTON STATE CONCERT TOUR Earlier this year, right around the end of spring, before the summer heat would melt any organism along the West Coast of America, Xiao Chen and Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, who are both graduate students of UCLA?s School of Music, flew to Seattle to compete in the Frances Walton Competition. The day […]

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