Boris Allakhverdyan
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance; Principal Clarinet LA Phil, Music Performance

Boris Allakhverdyan was appointed Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2016. He previously served as Principal Clarinet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Associate Principal Clarinet of the Kansas City Symphony. Allakhverdyan is a founding member of the Prima Trio, the Grand Prize and the Gold Medal winner of the prestigious 2007 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

The New York Times called his performance “inspired” and “superlative,” and the Los Angeles Times praised his “energetic, vibrant solos.”

Allakhverdyan has appeared as a soloist with the Seattle, Tucson, Bakersfield and Springfield Symphony Orchestras as well as orchestras in Russia, Armenia and Kazakhstan. He has participated in the Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommen Festival in Germany and the Emilia Romagna Music Festival in Italy. Allakhverdyan is a winner of Rimsky-Korsakov International Woodwind Competition, Rozanov International Clarinet Competition, Hellam Concerto Competition, the Tuesday Musical and the Oberlin Concerto competitions.

Allakhverdyan serves on the clarinet faculty at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as well as at California State University at Fullerton. He previously taught at Peabody Institute of Music, Pacific Music Festival in Japan and Interlochen Clarinet Institute in Michigan. He has given master classes at most prestigious schools in North and South Americas, Europe and Asia. As a chamber musician, Allakhverdyan has performed throughout the United States and Europe on such series as Chicago Chamber Music Society, La Jolla Athenaeum, Dumbarton Oaks, the Dayton Art Institute, CityMusic Columbus, Da Camera Society, Fontana Chamber Arts and Cleveland Chamber Music Society.

As a Buffet Group Artist and Vandoren Performing Artist, Allakhverdyan performs exclusively on Buffet Crampon clarinets and Vandoren reeds.

Department of Music Welcomes Four Exceptional Studio Faculty
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music is pleased to announce that four exemplary artists have accepted their offer of an appointment in the Department of Music, including award-winning violist
Kenny Burrell
Distinguished Professor
Chris Hanulik
Adjunct Professor - String Bass Performance; Principal Bass LA Phil
Frank Heuser
Professor; Department Vice Chair
Karenn Chutjian Presti
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
David Kaplan
Assistant Professor - Piano Performance
Meghan Turner
Lecturer, Music Education--Brass Methods
Herbie Hancock
Adjunct Professor; LA Phil Guest Artist
Che-Yen Chen
Professor - Viola Performance
Peter Yates
Adjunct Professor - Guitar Performance
Amy Sanchez
Lecturer - Horn Performance
Erin Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance
Aubrey Foard
Lecturer - Tuba Performance
Vladimir Chernov
Professor - Voice Performance
Jens Lindemann
Professor - Trumpet Performance and Brass Area Head
Michael Dean
Professor, Voice Performance
Wendy Caldwell
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Movses Pogossian
Professor, Director of Armenian Music Program
Terri Richter
Instructor, Beginning Voice--Summer Session A
Antonio Lysy
Professor - Cello Performance and Strings Area Head
Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Maria Fortuna Dean
Lecturer - Voice Performance
Peter Kazaras
Professor - Director of Opera UCLA
William Kinderman
Professor -- Elaine Krown Klein Chair in Performance Studies
Paul Floyd
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Varty Manouelian
Lecturer - Violin Performance; Violin LA Phil
John Steinmetz
Lecturer - Bassoon Performance
Christoph Bull
Adjunct Professor - Organ Performance
Inna Faliks
Professor - Head of Piano
Ji Young An
Lecturer - Violin Performance
Kevin McKeown
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Travis J. Cross
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Gloria Cheng
Adjunct Professor - Contemporary Music, Performance Studies
Jocelyn Ho
Assistant Professor - Performance Studies
James Bass
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Rakefet Hak
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Sumner Arano
Lecturer - Reed Making, Bassoon
James Miller
Lecturer - Trombone Performance; Associate Principal Trombone LA Phil
Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance
Sanaz Rezai
Instructor, Beginning Keyboard--Summer Session
Robert Chafin
Visiting Assistant Professor -- Voice Performance
Iris Malkin
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Victoria Kirsch
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Theresa Dimond
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
James Newton
Distinguished Professor
Gregory Goodall
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Denis Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance; Principal Flute LA Phil
Juliana Gondek
Distinguished Professor, Voice Performance
Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
Kay Rhie
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Cheryl Lin Fielding
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Katherine Syer
Adjunct Associate Professor
Brandon Mayer
Instructor, Beginning Guitar--Summer Session
Lucy Yates
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Jan Berry Baker
Associate Professor of Saxophone
Lou Anne Neill
Lecturer - Harp Performance; Harp LA Phil
Jamie Chamberlin
Instructor, Begiing Voice--Summer Session C
Wayne Shorter
Adjunct Professor; Star-Studded Tribute LA Phil (April 2020)

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