“UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music—launched in 2007 and established by UC Regents in 2016 as the 12th professional school at UCLA—has named its inaugural dean,” writes Susan Elliott in Monday’s (2/11) MusicalAmerica.com (subscription required). “She is Eileen Strempel, voice professor and senior VP for academic affairs at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She will start in July…. Prior to the Cincinnati appointment, Strempel was for 16 years at Syracuse University, most recently as assistant VP for academic advancement…. She received her bachelor of music from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music and her doctorate from Indiana University. Her UCLA appointment was announced by Executive Vice Chancellor Scott Waugh and Chancellor Gene Block. Named for its primary donor, Herb Alpert, who, with Jerry Moss, founded A&M Records, the school of music … last week … announced a gift of $1 million from Moss to establish an endowment for its 15-year-old UCLA Moss Scholars program, which provides full tuition for some 30 diverse undergraduate and graduate students in the arts. [An additional] gift of $500,000 from the UCLA Chancellor’s Centennial Scholars Match ensures the Moss Scholars program’s continuation in perpetuity.”

Posted February 13, 2019