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Alpert Donates $15m

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Alpert Donates $15m

Published on April 11, 2008 with No Comments

Trumpeter Herb Alpert has donated $15 million to the California Institute Of Arts’ School Of Music, just months after donating $30 million to a nearby university.

The A+M label founder will be honoured for his generous monetary gift – the school will now be renamed the Herb Alpert School Of Music.

In November 2007, Alpert handed over $30 million to pay for a new music school at the University Of California, Los Angeles via his Herb Alpert Foundation.

The 73-year-old said: “Are these gifts accelerating as I’m getting older? Not really. When I first visited the CalArts campus in the early 1990s, it was a real exciting moment to see students being free and expressing themselves. I felt that CalArts was a real creative place where people could push the edges and come up with things that are different from what we’ve heard in the past.”

He added: “It’s a new paradigm out there now. It takes, I think, these young artists to figure out how best to get through the maze.”

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