Woodwinds

Woodwind Faculty

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Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
Erin Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance
Denis Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance; Principal Flute LA Phil
Sumner Arano
Lecturer - Reed Making, Bassoon
Douglas Masek
Adjunct Professor - Saxophone Performance and Woodwinds Area Head
John Steinmetz
Lecturer - Bassoon Performance
Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance
Boris Allakhverdyan
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance; Principal Clarinet LA Phil
Gary Gray
Professor Emeritus - Clarinet Performance
Armen Adamian
PhD Candidate, Instructor of Armenian Music Ensemble
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Announces Fall 2019 Season
Grammy-nominated saxophonist Chris Potter, and jazz vocalist Fay Victor, are just two of the artists who will be part of the music school’s Fall 2019 season.
LA Times - Review: Edgy jazz crosses over to classical, or is it the other way around?
READ: UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music studio faculty Boris Allakhverdyan, Denis Bouriakov, Chris Hanulik and Joshua Ranz appeared as part of an L.A. Phil Green Umbrella program at Walt Disney Concert Hall, curated by Herbie Hancock, a UCLA professor since 2013 and the L.A. Phil's creative chair for jazz. The program also featured alumnus and lecturer Hitomi Oba’s chamber work “Aina.” 
Winner of the 2019 Atwater Kent Concerto Competition Announced
Professor Neal Stulberg, Director of Orchestral Studies, has announced the winner of this year's Atwater Kent Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion Concerto Competition.

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