Kristi Brown Montesano
Lecturer in Musicology, Musicology

Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano approaches graduate seminars, adult-education classes, podcasts,  and pre-concert lectures with the same philosophy: that offering context—rigorously researched, provocative, and humanistic—empowers listeners and musicians to make their own meaningful connections to music. A faculty member at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music from 2003–22, she served as Chair of Music History and helped shape the institution’s degree programs. Today, Brown-Montesano is a Lecturer in Musicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as well as a popular public scholar, collaborating with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and numerous other organizations.

Brown-Montesano broke new critical ground with her book Understanding the Women of Mozart’s Operas (University of California Press, 2007); the book’s feminist lens has attracted a growing audience of readers interested in the ethics of opera culture and production, prompting a new paperback edition in 2021. Other research areas include classical music in film, music and Sherlock Holmes, and popular reception of J.S. Bach in postwar America. For more information, visit

Catherine Provenzano
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Critical and Contemporary Perspectives on Music Technology)
Cesar Favila
Assistant Professor
Tiffany Naiman
Director of Undergraduate Programs, Music Industry; Instructor, Music Industry & Musicology (Critical Perspectives, Capstone Sequence, History of Popular Music)
Holley Replogle-Wong
Lecturer in Musicology, Program Director of CMH
Thomas Hodgson
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Music and Data, Global Music Industry)
David MacFadyen
Raymond Knapp
Chair of Musicology, Distinguished Professor of Musicology and Humanities, Director of UCLA Center of Musical Humanities (CMH)
Jessica Schwartz
Associate Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Punk and DIY)
Nina Eidsheim
Professor of Musicology and Humanities Founder and Director of UCLA PEER Lab
Elizabeth Randell Upton
Associate Professor of Musicology and Humanities
Nick DePinna
Adjunct Assistant Professor--Musicianship
Robert Fink
Chair of Music Industry Program, Professor of Musicology and Humanities (Music Theory, Analysis of Popular Music, Internships and Industry Partnerships)
Joy Calico
Professor and Vice Chair of Musicology, Director of Graduate Studies
Mark Kligman
Professor of Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Humanities; Mickey Katz Chair of Jewish Music; Director of Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience

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