Wednesday, February 20

Alumna Margaret Martin founded Harmony Project, which offers music lessons to at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Martin said the project has grown from only 36 students to 6,000, and has expanded beyond the city to other school districts such as Riverside. 
(Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Alumna’s Harmony Project prepares to expand nationwide after repeated successes

A group of gang members walking through a Hollywood farmers market 21 years ago stopped to listen to a young boy playing the violin. The five-year-old violinist was the son of Margaret Martin, UCLA alumna and the founder of the Harmony Project. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Margaret Martin founded Harmony Project, which offers music lessons to at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Martin said the project has grown from only 36 students to 6,000, and has expanded beyond the city to other school districts such as Riverside. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Alumna Margaret Martin founded Harmony Project, which offers music lessons to at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Martin said the project has grown from only 36 students to 6,000, and has expanded beyond the city to other school districts such as Riverside. 
(Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)




The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s spring showcase Project II will continue through Saturday. It will feature play adaptations of two graduate students. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Student-directed plays highlight enduring relevance of critique on class, power

Student directors put the spotlight on class conflict for Project II. The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s annual spring showcase, Project II, will feature the works of two graduate directing students: “The Exception and the Rule,” directed by Jean Carlo Yunén, and “Woyzeck,” directed by Mark Anthony Vallejo. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s spring showcase Project II will continue through Saturday. It will feature play adaptations of two graduate students. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s spring showcase Project II will continue through Saturday. It will feature play adaptations of two graduate students. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Participants in UCLA’s first Designathon finalized their projects, which included apps and graphics, in the last portion of the competition segment of the event. One app focused on facilitating recycling on campus while one of the graphics featured the circle of life. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Designathon encourages collaboration of students with diverse experience, perspectives

Students designed apps to facilitate recycling on campus and vibrant graphics depicting the circle of life at Designathon on Saturday. Designathon, hosted by Bruin Entrepreneurs and UCLA’s Creative Lab, was a daylong event that provided educational resources for students interested in design, such as interactive workshops, panels featuring design industry professionals and a growth-themed competition for student designers. Read more...

Photo: Participants in UCLA’s first Designathon finalized their projects, which included apps and graphics, in the last portion of the competition segment of the event. One app focused on facilitating recycling on campus while one of the graphics featured the circle of life. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Participants in UCLA’s first Designathon finalized their projects, which included apps and graphics, in the last portion of the competition segment of the event. One app focused on facilitating recycling on campus while one of the graphics featured the circle of life. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Sasha Strelnikoff, a fourth-year mathematics student, adjunct associate professor Ivan Varimezov, and Sam Robertson, a third-year ethnomusicology student (left to right), practice traditional Bulgarian folk music with the Music and Dance of the Balkans Ensemble every Monday night in Schoenberg Hall. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Global Melodies: Balkan ensemble draws inspiration from diverse musical styles, mediums

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s department of ethnomusicology offers a range of different ensembles spanning multiple regions throughout the world, each with a rich musical dynamic and sound. Read more...

Photo: Sasha Strelnikoff, a fourth-year mathematics student, adjunct associate professor Ivan Varimezov, and Sam Robertson, a third-year ethnomusicology student (left to right), practice traditional Bulgarian folk music with the Music and Dance of the Balkans Ensemble every Monday night in Schoenberg Hall. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sasha Strelnikoff, a fourth-year mathematics student, adjunct associate professor Ivan Varimezov, and Sam Robertson, a third-year ethnomusicology student (left to right), practice traditional Bulgarian folk music with the Music and Dance of the Balkans Ensemble every Monday night in Schoenberg Hall. (Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff)