Kendall Renaud
UCLA Master of Music Choral Conducting candidate, Conducting

Kendall Renaud is a Los Angeles based Choral Conductor, Educator, Arranger, and Singer.  He is currently pursuing his Master of Music in Choral Conducting at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of music, where he studies with Dr. James Bass, and is an Assistant Conductor and Teaching Assistant for the UCLA Choral Department. Kendall holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree in both Choral and Instrumental-Band disciplines from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana.

While at Indiana University, Kendall was an avid member of The Marching Hundred and Big Red Basketball Band where he notably performed at several NFL games including Superbowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. He is also a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.  In the choral world, Kendall was a member of The Singing Hoosiers where he served as student director under Dr. Steve Zegree and Ly Wilder.  Several of his choral arrangements have been adopted by the group and have been performed across the United States.  They were subsequently featured on the ensemble’s Summer 2014 Tour to Brisbane, Adelaide, and Sydney, Australia.  Kendall was also a featured soloist with The Singing Hoosiers at the Indiana Music Educators Association State Conference in 2014,  ACDA Midwest Regional Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Australia “Hoosiers Down Under” Tour in 2014, and for collaborative performances with the Carmel Symphony at the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana.

Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Kendall served as the Assistant Director of Choirs at Concord Community High School in Elkhart, Indiana from 2016-2020.  There he conducted the 9th Grade Mixed Chorus, two auditioned Treble Choirs, the Mixed Concert Choir, and the Concord High School Symphonic Choir while also teaching classes in Piano and Performance Practice.  He served as an Assistant Director for the school’s musical productions and has staged shows such as The Wizard of Oz, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Les Misérables.   A fan of contemporary acapella, Kendall also rehearsed and choreographed for The Concord Singers, the school’s highly selective acapella choir.  His group opened for acts such as Loverboy, Survivor, Home Free, Rachel Platten and were featured at the Kettering National A Cappella Festival in Kettering, Ohio. Several of his choirs have performed on tours throughout Chicago and Orlando, and were invited to perform alongside the Walt Disney World Orchestra and The Voices of Liberty in the annual Candlelight Processional Celebration at Epcot.  While serving as the interim Director of Choirs, Kendall led the Concord Symphonic Choir to a Top 10 finish at the Indiana State School Music Association Concert Choir State Finals Competition held in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2019.

In addition to teaching, Kendall has served as an adjudicator for several Vocal Competitions, Midwest Junior High and High School Choral Festivals, and has been invited to clinic several ensembles across northern Indiana.  When not in the classroom or leading rehearsal, Kendall can be found swimming in the ocean, hiking in the mountains, or relaxing at home with his wonderful cats, Cookies and Cream.

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

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