Lowriding: Studying Music and the Arts at the University

Wed 5/29/2024 • 9AM - 5PM PDT

Ensemble Room: Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center

9 am - 12 pm: Panel on the following topic: "Why are there so few students of color enrolled in schools of music or the arts at the university level?"

Dean Eileen Strempel – Opening Remarks
Steven Loza, Director of The UCLA Center For Latino Arts; Professor and Chair of Global Jazz Studies – Introduction and Panel Moderator

Trevor Reed, University of Arizona
Maria Williams, University of Alaska
Regina Carter, Professor of Music, UCLA
Salim Washington, Professor of Global Jazz Studies and Music, UCLA
Paul DeCastro, Professor Emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles
Charlene Villasenor Black, Chair, Department of Chicanx and Central American Studies, UCLA
J.Ed Araiza, Professor of Theatre Arts and Chicano Studies, UCLA
Luis Rodriguez, Poet, writer; and educator
Charles J. Alexander, Associate Vice Provost for Student Diversity, UCLA
Lila Mendoza, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management and Recruitment, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Ashley Dao, Student, Department of Musicology
Dalton Mumphrey, Student, Global Jazz Studies IDP
Bobby Alvarez, Student, Department of Ethnomusicology

There will also be a Chicanx art exhibit, lowrider car (11 am – 3 pm), and Chano’s Taco Truck, with complimentary food, aguas frescas, and churros (12 noon – 2 pm).

2 pm - 5 pm: Live music from East L.A., featuring the Gregorio Esparza Band, with members of Thee Midniters and Cannibal and the Headhunters, and Luis Rodriguez reciting poetry. There will also be a Chicanx art exhibit and fashionistas.

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