David Lefkowitz
Professor, Composition

David Lefkowitz, a native of New York City, studied music composition at The Eastman School of Music, Cornell University, and University of Pennsylvania, where his principal teachers were Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler, George Crumb, and Karel Husa.

As a composer Lefkowitz has won international acclaim, having works performed in Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Ukraine, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain, Canada, Mexico, Israel, and Egypt.

Lefkowitz has won national and international competitions, including the Fukui Harp Music Awards Competition (twice), and the American Society of Composers, Authors, & Publishers (ASCAP) Grants to Young Composers Competition. In addition, he has won prizes and recognition from the National Association of Composers, USA (NACUSA), the Guild of Temple Musicians, Pacific Composers’ Forum, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Washington International Competi tion, Society for New Music’s Brian M. Israel Prize, the ALEA III International Competition, and the Gaudeamus Music Week. He has also been a Meet-The-Composer Composer in Residence.

Recent commissions include works for Melia Watras of the Corigliano Quartet, ’cellist Elinor Frey and pianist David Fung, violinist Petteri Iivonen, soprano Ursula Kleinecke and Colloquy, harpist Grace Cloutier, quintets for Pacific Serenades and the Synergy Ensemble, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Cantor Joseph Gole and the Cantor’s Assembly, the Harvard Westlake Orchestra, and by the Beijing City Opera Company (China’s largest and best Beijing Opera company) to write the music for a thirteen-minute solo dance-drama; the resulting BR/EIDGING OPERA for small chamber orchestra has been well received by audiences and artists on both sides of the Pacific. He has music published by MMB Music, by Yelton Rhodes Music, Zen-On Music, Whole>Sum Music, and Lawson-Gould/Warner-Chappell Music. He has recordings available or soon to be available on Yarlung, Fatrock Ink, Japanese Victor, Yamaha, and Albany record labels.

As a theorist Lefkowitz has researched “meta-theoretical” issues such as the process of segmentation (a Component of post-tonal analysis) and the internal structure of set-classes, he has written extensively on Schoenberg’s piano music, and also has done work on music theory pedagogy, culminating with his textbook Music Theory: Syntax, Function, and Form which is expected to be published soon.

Emily Kubitskey
Lecturer--Music Education
Alison Deane
Associate Adjunct Professor
Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance
Peter Kazaras
Distinguished Professor - Director of Opera UCLA
Peter Yates
Adjunct Professor - Guitar Performance
David Kaplan
Assistant Professor - Piano Performance
Gloria Cheng
Adjunct Professor - Contemporary Music, Performance Studies
Cheryl Lin Fielding
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Terri Richter
Instructor, Beginning Voice--Summer Session A
Rakefet Hak
Lecturer - Music Director of the UCLA Opera Workshop
Kevin McKeown
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Arturo O’Farrill
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Professor
Meghan Turner
Lecturer, Music Education--Brass Methods
Wendy Caldwell
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Antonio Lysy
Professor - Cello Performance and Strings Area Head
Che-Yen Chen
Professor - Viola Performance
Iris Malkin
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Lily Chen-Hafteck
Special Assistant to the Inaugural Dean for curricular reform; Professor
Victoria Kirsch
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Juliana Gondek
Distinguished Professor, Voice Performance
Jocelyn Ho
Assistant Professor - Performance Studies
James Miller
Lecturer - Trombone Performance; Associate Principal Trombone LA Phil
Erin Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance
Lucy Yates
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Wayne Shorter
Adjunct Professor; Star-Studded Tribute LA Phil (April 2020)
Ji Young An
Lecturer - Violin Performance
Boris Allakhverdyan
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance; Principal Clarinet LA Phil
Christoph Bull
Adjunct Professor - Organ Performance
Jessica Jones
Lecturer - Instrumental technique--Low Strings
William Kinderman
Professor -- Elaine Krown Klein Chair in Performance Studies
Nick DePinna
Lecturer--Introduction to Musicianship
Chris Hanulik
Adjunct Professor - String Bass Performance; Principal Bass LA Phil
Michael Dean
Professor, Voice Performance
Denis Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance; Principal Flute LA Phil
Paul Floyd
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Amy Sanchez
Lecturer - Horn Performance
Gregory Goodall
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Frank Heuser
Professor; Department Vice Chair
Maria Fortuna Dean
Lecturer - Voice Performance
John Steinmetz
Lecturer - Bassoon Performance
Elisabeth Le Guin
Special Assistant to the Inaugural Dean for Faculty Development and Gender Equity; Professor
Kay Rhie
Assistant Professor
Varty Manouelian
Lecturer - Violin Performance; Violin LA Phil
Lou Anne Neill
Lecturer - Harp Performance; Harp LA Phil
Vladimir Chernov
Distinguished Professor - Voice Performance
Travis J. Cross
Chair of Music; Professor
Aubrey Foard
Lecturer - Tuba Performance
Wendy Richman
Lecturer--High Strings, Music Education
Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
James Bass
Professor - Director of Choral Studies
Herbie Hancock
Adjunct Professor; LA Phil Guest Artist
Jens Lindemann
Professor - Trumpet Performance and Brass Area Head
Katherine Syer
Adjunct Associate Professor
Inna Faliks
Professor - Head of Piano
Ian Krouse
Distinguished Professor
Theresa Dimond
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Jan Berry Baker
Associate Professor of Saxophone
Movses Pogossian
Professor, Director of Armenian Music Program

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