Katherine Syer
Adjunct Associate Professor, Music

Music and Musicology

Before joining the faculty at UCLA, Katherine Syer taught opera and theatre history/production, research methods, dramaturgy, and special topics courses at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she most recently also served as the director of Graduate Studies and Area Head for Theatre Studies. Dr. Syer’s work on Wagner’s creative development and legacy has been published in The Wagner JournalMusical Quarterly, Wagner and His World, and A Companion to Wagner’s ‘Parsifal.’ Her monograph Wagner’s Visions: Poetry, Politics, and the Psyche in the Operas through ‘Die Walküre’ appeared in 2014 (Boydell and Brewer). She has offered production-related presentations for the Wagner Societies in Northern California, New York, and Chicago, as well as at international scholarly conferences.

Syer’s professional work as a dramaturg includes a new production of Hänsel und Gretel for the Canadian Opera Company (Toronto, 2020). She also works as a dramaturg for spoken theatre, and was artistic advisor for Moisés Kaufman’s play 33 Variations, which reached Broadway in 2009. An active production researcher and opera critic, Syer currently focuses on the work of contemporary opera directors and designers, the thrust of her research as a Humboldt Fellow based in Munich and as visiting professor in Vienna (MUK, 2016-17).

Gloria Cheng
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Iris Malkin
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Wayne Shorter
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David Kaplan
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Frank Heuser
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Maria Fortuna Dean
Lecturer - Voice Performance
Christoph Bull
Adjunct Professor - Organ Performance
Travis J. Cross
Chair of Music; Professor
Dean Anderson
Lecturer --Interim Director, Philharmonia and Symphony
Vladimir Chernov
Professor - Voice Performance
Chris Hanulik
Adjunct Professor - String Bass Performance; Principal Bass LA Phil
Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance
Erin Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance
Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Inna Faliks
Professor - Piano Performance and Keyboard Area Head
Gordon Henderson
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William Kinderman
Professor -- Elaine Krown Klein Chair in Performance Studies
Jens Lindemann
Professor - Trumpet Performance and Brass Area Head
Jocelyn Ho
Assistant Professor - Performance Studies
James Bass
Professor - Director of Choral Studies
Rakefet Hak
Lecturer - Music Director of the UCLA Opera Workshop
Antonio Lysy
Professor - Cello Performance and Strings Area Head
Paul Floyd
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Juliana Gondek
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Peter Kazaras
Professor - Director of Opera UCLA
Boris Allakhverdyan
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Peter Yates
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Theresa Dimond
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Joshua Ranz
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Lecturer - Flute Performance; Principal Flute LA Phil
Amy Sanchez
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Lou Anne Neill
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Mark Kligman
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