The new Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at UCLA (UCLA MAJE) is North America's first permanent academic home for the study of music of American Jewish experience.
Housed in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, UCLA MAJE will foster artistic creativity, scholarship, performance and other cultural expression. It is a natural extension of the Milken Archive of Jewish Music, which was founded in 1990 to record, preserve and disseminate music inspired by more than 350 years of Jewish life in the United States.
"From the outset, our vision was to create a living archive making education central to our mission," says Lowell Milken. "This partnership positions the new center as a global leader in the field of music of American Jewish experience."