UCLA Iranian Music Degree Program

UCLA Iranian Music Degree Program: Honoring Ahmad Gramian’s Vision and Legacy

On May 7, 2018, Farhang Foundation announced a historic gift of $1million dollars to the UCLA Herb Albert School of Music to launch the first Iranian Music Degree program outside of Iran. 

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UCLA’s Dean Judith Smith and Farhang’s Ali C. Razi

On May 7, 2018, Farhang Foundation announced a historic gift of $1million dollars to the UCLA Herb Albert School of Music to launch the first Iranian music degree program outside of Iran.

The proposed minor would advance the study and performance of Iranian music at UCLA and create new opportunities to engage students across all majors on campus. It also would extend the campus' existing strength in Iranian studies — UCLA offers the nation's largest and most comprehensive doctoral program of its kind. The minor would have a fitting home within the school of music's renowned department of ethnomusicology, which is dedicated to the study of world music from all parts of the globe.

UCLA Music students

Thank you to our generous donors:
$100K +

Gramian- Emrani Family Foundation
Mehraban & Taraneh Khajehnouri
Farhad Mohit & Nushin Sabet
Ali C. Razi

$50,000 - $99,999

Hormoz & Fariba Ameri
Mark Amin
Michael & Shirin Amin
Michael and Katy Saei

$25,00 - $49,999

Bita Daryabari & Shahkar Bineshpajouh
David & Orna Delrahim

$10,000 - $24,999

ARYA Group, Inc.
Mark & Semira Moshayedi
William & Shala O’Neil
Manouchehr & Jilla Sarbaz
Massih & Haleh Tayebi

$5,000 - $9,999

Ali Amin
Bahman Fakhimi
Haleh & Dar Gabbay
Mansour Jaberi
Mojgan & Bahram Jalali
Nazila & Shahab Sadat Tehrani

$2,500 - $4,999

Navid Negahban

$1,000 - $2,499

Hormoz & Susan Azizzadeh
Goli Ameri
Sarvenaz Bahar & Hossein Arzy
David Butler
Mahta Emrani
Sam Gilani
Mr. & Mrs. Koushan
Steve Magami
Hamed Mogharebi
Fariborz Nejadpour
Mahnaz & David Newman
Farshad Nosratian
Anoosheh Oskouian
Shari Rezai
Rudy & Niki Rezzadeh
Ziba Salamat
Bahman Seifollahi
Bonnie Shenaer
Fakhri Wiliani

Up to $999

Afsaneh Banki
Nazila Doroodian
George Issaians
Sunny Nassim
Reza & Malea Zafari