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View Eileen Strempel named new dean of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Eileen Stemple inaugural dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Eileen Strempel named new dean of UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music >

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 Music weaves together UCLA’s celebrated scholarly brilliance and performance excellence. Its rich diversity mirrors that of the global…

View The Brass Ring Herb Alpert : Photograph by Ramona Rosales

The Brass Ring >

The first time I picked up a trumpet, I was 8 years old. Today you might say I’m a card carrying introvert, but I was even worse when I was young. It was so bad, I was almost mute. I went to this music class, and they had a table filled with instruments.  As I…

View 2018 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts Important Necessary 2018 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, L-R: Robert O'Hara, Courtney Bryan, Michael Rakowitz, Lani Hall Alpert, Herb Alpert, Okwui Okpokwasili, and Arthur Jafa, Photo: Francesco Da Vinci

2018 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts Important Necessary >

Have you heard this one? A multi-millionaire trumpet player walks into a room filled with genius-level artists – a dancer, a conceptual artist, a playwright, a composer, and a cinematographer/artist to award them each a $75,000 unrestricted prize award from his foundation.

Sounds hard to believe, but that is exactly what happened on May 18, for the 24th year in a row, when Herb Alpert welcomed this year’s award winners of the Herb Alpert awards in the Arts.