The Bachelor of Music in Music Performance combines intensive applied study of Western classical music with the superb academics of a major research university situated in a global cultural capital. Students in the performance concentration study individually with world-class performers and teachers, participate fully in a range of large and small ensembles, and pursue rigorous coursework in music theory, history, and analysis. Across the major, frequent performance opportunities, open to students regardless of class standing, ensure that each student gains extensive experience in a wide variety of performance contexts. The small, collaborative nature of the program guarantees students tailored individual attention from faculty throughout the Music Department.

Music Performance Faculty

Boris Allakhverdyan
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance; Principal Clarinet LA Phil
Ji Young An
Lecturer - Violin Performance
Sumner Arano
Lecturer - Reed Making, Bassoon
Jan Berry Baker
Associate Professor of Saxophone
James Bass
Professor - Director of Choral Studies
Denis Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance; Principal Flute LA Phil
Erin Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance
Christoph Bull
Adjunct Professor - Organ Performance
Wendy Caldwell
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Robert Chafin
Visiting Assistant Professor -- Voice Performance
Jamie Chamberlin
Instructor, Begiing Voice--Summer Session C
Che-Yen Chen
Professor - Viola Performance
Gloria Cheng
Adjunct Professor - Contemporary Music, Performance Studies
Vladimir Chernov
Professor - Voice Performance
Travis J. Cross
Chair of Music; Professor
Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance
Maria Fortuna Dean
Lecturer - Voice Performance
Michael Dean
Professor, Voice Performance
Theresa Dimond
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Inna Faliks
Professor - Head of Piano
Cheryl Lin Fielding
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Paul Floyd
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Aubrey Foard
Lecturer - Tuba Performance
Juliana Gondek
Distinguished Professor, Voice Performance
Gregory Goodall
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Rakefet Hak
Lecturer - Music Director of the UCLA Opera Workshop
Chris Hanulik
Adjunct Professor - String Bass Performance; Principal Bass LA Phil
Jocelyn Ho
Assistant Professor - Performance Studies
David Kaplan
Assistant Professor - Piano Performance
Peter Kazaras
Professor - Director of Opera UCLA
William Kinderman
Professor -- Elaine Krown Klein Chair in Performance Studies
Victoria Kirsch
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Jens Lindemann
Professor - Trumpet Performance and Brass Area Head
Antonio Lysy
Professor - Cello Performance and Strings Area Head
Iris Malkin
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Varty Manouelian
Lecturer - Violin Performance; Violin LA Phil
Brandon Mayer
Instructor, Beginning Guitar--Summer Session
Kevin McKeown
Adjunct Assistant Professor
James Miller
Lecturer - Trombone Performance; Associate Principal Trombone LA Phil
Lou Anne Neill
Lecturer - Harp Performance; Harp LA Phil
Movses Pogossian
Professor, Director of Armenian Music Program
Karenn Chutjian Presti
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
Sanaz Rezai
Instructor, Beginning Keyboard--Summer Session
Terri Richter
Instructor, Beginning Voice--Summer Session A
Amy Sanchez
Lecturer - Horn Performance
John Steinmetz
Lecturer - Bassoon Performance
Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Meghan Turner
Lecturer, Music Education--Brass Methods
Lucy Yates
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Peter Yates
Adjunct Professor - Guitar Performance
Inna Faliks: Music, History and Identity
Inna Faliks, the renowned concert pianist, and professor and head of the piano department at the School of Music reflects on how music helped her connect more deeply with her Jewish heritage.
UCLA Chamber Singers Revel in Grammy Nominations for Passion of Yeshua
Richard Danielpour’s dramatic oratorio, The Passion of Yeshua, which also features members of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and the UCLA Chamber Singers, as well as six soloists, including baritone James K. Bass, was recently nominated in three Grammy categories for the Naxos recording of last year’s performance.
Armenian Chamber Music album was co-conceived by School of Music Professor Movses Pogossian
A new album of contemporary chamber music might never have come into existence without SOM professor Movses Pogossian. Recorded on the UCLA campus, the album, Con Anima, is also among a select number of projects that the record label, Edition of Contemporary Music, has produced outside of Europe.

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