Jamie Chamberlin
Instructor, Begiing Voice--Summer Session C, Music Performance

Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music Degrees from UCLA

ArtsInLA hailed her role debut as Cunegonde in Long Beach Operaʼs Candide as “jaw­dropping”. Most recently at LBO, Ms. Chamberlin earned rave reviews for her “soaring tone” (LA Weekly) and “superhuman soprano” (Schmopera) as Faustine in The Invention of Morel, a new opera by Stewart Copeland of the legendary rock band, The Police. In 2015, Chamberlin garnered national attention when she was selected to portray Marilyn Monroe in the US Premiere of Gavin Bryars’ Marilyn Forever in a haunting production by LBO’s visionary Artistic Director, Andreas Mitisek.

The 2017­ – 2018 season marked a return to LBO as The Foreign Woman in The Consul, starring Patricia Racette, Isolde in Martin’s The Love Potion (Le Vin Herbé), and Hazel George in the US Premiere of Glassʼ “The Perfect American” (also at Chicago Opera Theater). Other season highlights include Ms. Chamberlin’s debut of the title role in “Lucia di Lammermoor” with Pacific Opera Project, concert appearances as soprano soloist with the California Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra’s Mahler’s “Symphony No. 4” and Poulenc’s “Gloria.” Recently, Jamie and her husband, tenor Nathan Granner curated a lecture recital featuring the operas of Left Coast Composers for LA Made and LBO.

A gifted interpreter of new music, Ms. Chamberlin made her professional debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, singing the soprano solo in the World Premiere of Esa­Pekka Salonenʼs Wing on Wing during the inaugural season of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Ms. Chamberlin created the powerhouse role of Elyn Saks in the World Premiere of Kenneth Wellsʼ The Center Cannot Hold (based on Saksʼ memoir of the same title), a co-­production with UCLA and Pacific Opera Project, which continues to receive national attention for its impact in both the art and mental health communities. As a Young Artist, Jamie was selected to participate in the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera, where her portrayal of troubled poetess Anne Sexton in Conrad Susaʼs Transformations was called “spellbinding” by SF Chronicleʼs Joshua Kosman.

As a Delos Recording Artist, Ms. Chamberlinʼs “ fresh­-sounding, expressive soprano” (Opera News) has been praised for her work on “Terrain of the Heart”, song cycles of Mark Abel. Ms. Chamberlin created the role of Lisa on the World Premiere Delos recording of Abelʼs 2016 Chamber Opera, Home is a Harbor. Jamie’s recognizable sound can also be heard during the epic water ballet scene in the 2016 Coen Brothers film Hail, Caesar!, for which she was hand­picked by prolific film score composer, Carter Burwell.

A frequent artist with Los Angeles Opera, Ms. Chamberlin made her solo debut singing the High Priestess in Aida and the Cretan Woman in Idomeneo, with Plácido Domingo. Ms. Chamberlin has appeared extensively with the Pasadena Symphony and Louisville Orchestra under the baton of Jorgé Mester, an early champion in her career. Her repertoire has included Milhaudʼs Chants de Ronsard, Poulencʼs Gloria, Adamsʼ Grand Pianola Music and the Soprano I solo in Mozartʼs C Minor Mass. Jamie has also appeared with the Fort Collins Symphony singing Villa Lobosʼ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 and Mahlerʼs Fourth Symphony.

Jamie holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music Degrees from UCLA and is the recipient of many awards and scholarships from organizations which include The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, First Prize in the Performing Arts Scholarship Foundation, Third Prize in the Inaugural José Iturbi International Music Competition, The Opera Buffs, The Pilsbury Foundation, and the Society of Singers.

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

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