James Lent
Lecturer, Music Performance

Collaborative Piano;
Survey of Piano Literature

Pianist James Lent is Lecturer and Coordinator of Instrumental Collaborative Piano at UCLA in addition to serving as a coach and accompanist for vocal studies. James completed his DMA at the Yale School of Music under teachers Boris Berman, Claude Frank, and Peter Frankl. He made his Alabama Symphony debut to critical acclaim performing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No. 2 on 24 hours’ notice to replace Andre Watts.

He has performed with the Vancouver Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Utah Symphony and the Florida West Coast Symphony, among others, and as solo recitalist at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, for the National Chopin Foundation in Miami, at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where he premiered a new work written for him by American composer Frederic Rzewski.

Lent has performed with the renowned Paris-based Ensemble Intercontemporain under the direction of Pierre Boulez in a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall, and his performances have been heard on National Public Radio.

His numerous awards include prizes in the New York Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the National Chopin Competition, the Washington International Piano Competition at the Kennedy Center, the Olga Koussevitsky Piano Competition in New York, and the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg National Young Artist Competition.He was a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, where he studied with Jerome Lowenthal.

Lent also teaches at AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) as collaborative pianist, vocal coach, and musical director. He has also served on the summer faculty at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.

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Paul Floyd
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Katherine Syer
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Cheryl Lin Fielding
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Peter Yates
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Frank Heuser
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Gordon Henderson
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Michael Dean
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Lucy Yates
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David Kaplan
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Theresa Dimond
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Kay Rhie
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Mark Kligman
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Denis Bouriakov
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Che-Yen Chen
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James Miller
Lecturer - Trombone Performance; Associate Principal Trombone LA Phil
Amy Sanchez
Lecturer - Horn Performance
Iris Malkin
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Aubrey Foard
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Jens Lindemann
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Inna Faliks
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Kenny Burrell
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John Steinmetz
Lecturer - Bassoon Performance
James Newton
Distinguished Professor
Wendy Caldwell
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Christoph Bull
Adjunct Professor - Organ Performance
Erin Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance
William Kinderman
Professor -- Elaine Krown Klein Chair in Performance Studies
Juliana Gondek
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Antonio Lysy
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Wayne Shorter
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Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
Herbie Hancock
Adjunct Professor; LA Phil Guest Artist
Victoria Kirsch
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
James Bass
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Gloria Cheng
Adjunct Professor - Contemporary Music, Performance Studies
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Maria Fortuna Dean
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Daniel Szabo
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Chris Hanulik
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Gregory Goodall
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Boris Allakhverdyan
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Kevin McKeown
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Varty Manouelian
Lecturer - Violin Performance; Violin LA Phil
Jocelyn Ho
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Travis J. Cross
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