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).

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

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