Dr. Lorry Black is the Associate Director of the Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music at UCLA and a percussionist, pedagogue, and Jewish music specialist. Deeply rooted in the Los Angeles performance scene, Black has performed with various ensembles and has had the privilege to perform under the baton of many great conductors including John Williams, Alan Silvestri, David Newman, and James Conlon, as well as recording for various artists. Active in the Jewish music community, Black is a sought after percussionist, conductor, and arranger. Black is a graduate of the DMA program in Sacred Music from the USC Thornton School of Music where he specialized in Jewish music and music of the Holocaust. Previous degrees include a bachelor of arts degree from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and a master of music in orchestral percussion from USC. His current line of research follows the role non-governmental organizations played in the construction of a cultural scene in the French concentration camps.