Kim Nguyen Tran
Lecturer, Ethnomusicology

Kim Tran’s work engages with the intersections of the arts, politics, and memory. She is Associate Director and Resident Ethnomusicologist at Bridge to Everywhere, an ensemble and arts organization whose work promotes cultural diversity in classical music, not only in who is performing and listening, but in the music itself. She is a founding member of the Missing Piece Project, based at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC. In addition to the Ethnomusicology department, Kim teaches in the Asian American Studies and the Asian Languages and Cultures departments at UCLA.



Chi Li
Adjunct Professor
Steven Loza
Chair of Global Jazz Studies; Professor
Armen Adamian
Instructor of Armenian Music Ensemble
I Nyoman Wenten
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Farzad Amoozegar
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Melissa Bilal
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Nick DePinna
Lecturer--Introduction to Musicianship
Roger Savage
Chair of Ethnomusicology; Professor
Mohsen Mohammadi
Director of Indo-Persian Music
Pejman Hadadi
Visiting Assistant Professor
Lorry Black
Academic Administrator

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