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.



Mark Kligman
Chair of Ethnomusicology; Professor
Farzad Amoozegar
Adjunct Assistant Professor
I Nyoman Wenten
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Chi Li
Adjunct Professor
Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Steven Loza
Chair of Global Jazz Studies; Professor
Supeena Adler
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Yuri Shimoda
Assistant Adjunct Professor; Ethnomusicology Archivist, Ethnomusicology Archive
Ivan Varimezov
Adjunct Assoc. Professor

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