Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance, Music Performance

Dr. Jonathan Davis plays regularly with orchestras around Southern California, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Pacific Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Opera Pacific, and the San Diego Symphony. He is an active studio player, recording dozens of movies ranging from Spiderman II to Moana and Mulan.  He is also a member of the Northwind Quintet, a woodwind quintet that introduces the fun of music to elementary schools.  While living in New York, Davis was a member of the New Haven and Hartford Symphonies, and performed with the New York Woodwind Quintet, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and as a soloist on NPR’s Performance Today.

Dr. Davis began his musical training as a soprano in the Choir of Men and Boys at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Boston under the direction of Thomas Murray. He studied oboe with Fred Cohen at New England Conservatory during high school and continued with Ronald Roseman at Yale University, where he received a B.A. (cum laude) in East Asian Studies and the Lustman Prize. He studied with John Ferrillo and Elaine Douvas at Juilliard, where he earned a MM and a DMA and was awarded the first Stephen Alpert Memorial Scholarship.

Dr. Davis’ students have gone on to careers in musicology, music education, music management, and, of course, performance. Among others, they have played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the American Ballet Theater, the New World Symphony, the Los Angeles Opera, the Cincinnati Symphony, and on Broadway.

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

Explore Other Degrees

Conducting
Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
Ethnomusicology
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
Jazz performance and musicianship courses are paired with African American Studies
Music Composition
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a B.A. and teaching credential in just four years
Music History & Industry
Combining Musicology and the Music Industry minor for practical hands-on training with the study of music within the context of different societies, cultures, and theories
Music Industry
Industry professionals and UCLA faculty prepare students for music-related careers
Musicology
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music
Music Performance Jazz
A highly selective M.M. program in partnership with the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz