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).

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

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