Frank Heuser
Professor; Department Vice Chair, Music Education

Frank Heuser is head of the Music Education area in the Department of Music. Most recently, he served on the music education faculty at the University of Oregon, where his duties included undergraduate instruction as well as graduate teaching and research advisement.

His public school teaching experience includes seven years as an instrumental music instruction in schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties. He was director of instrumental music at East Los Angeles College and taught music education courses at California State University, Los Angeles and at Chapman College. He is active as an adjudicator and clinician in Southern California and is currently low brass instructor during summers at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts.

Frank Heuser’s research interests include the study of motor control issues in musicians, the understanding and prevention of performance problems in wind players, and issues surrounding music perception and cognition. He has published articles in Medical Problems of Performing Artists and the Southeastern Journal of Music Education, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Music Teacher Education. His Ph.D. is from the University of Southern California, his M.M. from Yale University, and his B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles.

Wayne Shorter
Adjunct Professor; Star-Studded Tribute LA Phil (April 2020)
Gordon Henderson
Professor; Department Vice Chair
Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
David Kaplan
Assistant Professor - Piano Performance
Che-Yen Chen
Professor - Viola Performance
James Miller
Lecturer - Trombone Performance; Associate Principal Trombone LA Phil
Aubrey Foard
Lecturer - Tuba Performance
Terence Blanchard
Professor and Kenny Burrell Chair in Jazz Studies; LA Phil Guest Artist
Vladimir Chernov
Professor - Voice Performance
Iris Malkin
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Amy Sanchez
Lecturer - Horn Performance
Rakefet Hak
Lecturer - Music Director of the UCLA Opera Workshop
Wendy Caldwell
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Kevin McKeown
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Lou Anne Neill
Lecturer - Harp Performance; Harp LA Phil
Katherine Syer
Adjunct Associate Professor
Sumner Arano
Lecturer - Reed Making, Bassoon
James Bass
Professor - Director of Choral Studies
James Newton
Distinguished Professor
Peter Kazaras
Professor - Director of Opera UCLA
Theresa Dimond
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Gloria Cheng
Adjunct Professor - Contemporary Music, Performance Studies
Kenny Burrell
Distinguished Professor
Antonio Lysy
Professor - Cello Performance and Strings Area Head
John Steinmetz
Lecturer - Bassoon Performance
Chris Hanulik
Adjunct Professor - String Bass Performance; Principal Bass LA Phil
Boris Allakhverdyan
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance; Principal Clarinet LA Phil
Travis J. Cross
Chair of Music; Professor
Herbie Hancock
Adjunct Professor; LA Phil Guest Artist
Mark Kligman
Chair of Ethnomusicology; Professor
Erin Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance
Victoria Kirsch
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
William Kinderman
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Varty Manouelian
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Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance
Peter Yates
Adjunct Professor - Guitar Performance
Denis Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance; Principal Flute LA Phil
Gregory Goodall
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Christoph Bull
Adjunct Professor - Organ Performance
Jocelyn Ho
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Kay Rhie
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Juliana Gondek
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Movses Pogossian
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Jens Lindemann
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Maria Fortuna Dean
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Michael Dean
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Arturo O’Farrill
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Jan N. Baker
Associate Professor of Saxophone
Ji Young An
Lecturer - Violin Performance
Paul Floyd
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor

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