The Herb Alpert School of Music


The Herb Alpert School of Music offers rigorous training in an unrivaled variety of musical styles and cultures. The vibrant mix of offerings allows students to acquire the musical fluency to work across conventional boundaries, and expand their artistic and cultural horizons. Qualitatively different from conventional music conservatories, technical excellence is only one part of the story, as The Herb Alpert School of Music seeks to empower students as complete makers of music.

Make a gift to The Herb Alpert School of Music

Additional ways that you can support students in The Herb Alpert School of Music:

  • Charlie Haden Jazz Scholarship - In honor of the legendary jazz innovator and founder of the Institute’s Jazz Studies Program, this endowed scholarship enables committed and talented jazz musicians to pursue their creative and career goals with essential tuition support. 
  • Jory Prum Scholarship for Sounds That Redefine Normal - Established in honor of Jory Prum's (InterSchool; Film/Video BFA 97) enormous impact as a sound designer and audio engineer, particularly in the film and video game industries, this endowment provides scholarship support to deserving students with financial need concentrating in music technology and experimental sound practices.

To learn about additional opportunities to support The Herb Alpert School of Music and its students, or to find out how you can establish your own scholarship or means of support, please contact Cynthia Villasenor at