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

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Jan Berry Baker
Associate Professor of Saxophone
Erin Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance
Gloria Cheng
Adjunct Professor - Contemporary Music, Performance Studies
Chris Hanulik
Adjunct Professor - String Bass Performance; Principal Bass LA Phil
Michael Dean
Professor, Voice Performance
Sumner Arano
Lecturer - Reed Making, Bassoon
Wendy Caldwell
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Lucy Yates
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Ji Young An
Lecturer - Violin Performance
James Miller
Lecturer - Trombone Performance; Associate Principal Trombone LA Phil
Inna Faliks
Professor - Piano Performance and Keyboard Area Head
Amy Sanchez
Lecturer - Horn Performance
Aubrey Foard
Lecturer - Tuba Performance
Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Christoph Bull
Adjunct Professor - Organ Performance
Boris Allakhverdyan
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance; Principal Clarinet LA Phil
Cheryl Lin Fielding
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Peter Yates
Adjunct Professor - Guitar Performance
Theresa Dimond
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Peter Kazaras
Professor - Director of Opera UCLA
Iris Malkin
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Travis J. Cross
Chair of Music; Professor
John Steinmetz
Lecturer - Bassoon Performance
Kevin McKeown
Adjunct Assistant Professor
David Kaplan
Assistant Professor - Piano Performance
Rakefet Hak
Lecturer - Music Director of the UCLA Opera Workshop
Denis Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance; Principal Flute LA Phil
Movses Pogossian
Professor, Director of Armenian Music Program
Juliana Gondek
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Distinguished Professor, Voice Performance
Vladimir Chernov
Professor - Voice Performance
Paul Floyd
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Gregory Goodall
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Victoria Kirsch
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
William Kinderman
Professor -- Elaine Krown Klein Chair in Performance Studies
James Bass
Professor - Director of Choral Studies
Gordon Henderson
Professor; Department Vice Chair
Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance
Jocelyn Ho
Assistant Professor - Performance Studies
Lou Anne Neill
Lecturer - Harp Performance; Harp LA Phil
Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
Che-Yen Chen
Professor - Viola Performance
Jens Lindemann
Professor - Trumpet Performance and Brass Area Head
Antonio Lysy
Professor - Cello Performance and Strings Area Head
Maria Fortuna Dean
Lecturer - Voice Performance
Varty Manouelian
Lecturer - Violin Performance; Violin LA Phil
School of Music Welcomes New Faculty
This fall, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music will welcome Jan Berry Baker, David Kaplan and Catherine Provenzano to its stellar roster of faculty.
School of Music's Spring 2020 Percussion Ensemble Performance
The UCLA Percussion Ensemble collaborated to develop a performance using household items, aptly titled “Scavenger Music” by Christopher Deane. Students used a variety of objects to create percussion sounds such as tissue boxes, pots, bottles and kitchen utensils.
Pete Townshend of The Who and Rachel Fuller give to UCLA for scholarships, concerts
$100,000 gift will support Herb Alpert School of Music cello students and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance

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