Encounters with Schoenberg and Stein: A Symposium

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Encounters with Schoenberg and Stein: A Symposium


Apr 19, 2024. Lani Hall

This year is Arnold Schoenberg’s 150th birthday, and the Arnold Schoenberg Center in Vienna is coordinating and promoting events worldwide to mark the occasion. This half-day symposium is dedicated to new directions in Schoenberg scholarship that will consist of two sessions, divided by a coffee break, and followed by a reception:

One session will showcase young scholars forging innovative new research paths, including a current PhD student and an alumna of the UCLA Musicology program. The second will be a roundtable devoted to Leonard Stein, a Schoenberg student who was a fixture on the Los Angeles new music scene, founding director of the Arnold Schoenberg Institute at USC, and founder of the Encounters concert series as well as the renowned Piano Spheres initiative, featuring our own Gloria Cheng.

Like most of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s programs, this event is FREE! Register in advance for this event via the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.  Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Early arrival is recommended. Registrants receive priority up until 15 minutes before the event.


This symposium is organized by Joy Calico, in collaboration with the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities and the Lowell Milken Center for Music of Jewish American Experience. Special thanks to the UCLA Music Library, Kate Hamori, and Matthew Vest.

This program is made possible by the Joyce S. and Robert U. Nelson Fund. Robert Uriel Nelson was a revered musicologist and music professor at UCLA, who, together with his wife, established a generous endowment for the university to make programs like this possible.

This event is made possible by the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.

Photo credit: Arnold Schönberg Center, Wien; Photographer: Richard Fish.