Lily Chen-Hafteck
Special Assistant to the Inaugural Dean for curricular reform; Professor, Music Education

Lily Chen-Hafteck is currently Professor of Music Education at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Herb Alpert School of Music, USA. She is the Head of Music Education and Special Assistant to the Inaugural Dean for Curricular Reform. She is a Fulbright Scholar who holds Ph.D. in music education from the University of Reading, U.K. and received postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and University of Surrey Roehampton, U.K. She also taught at Kean University, USA, Hong Kong Baptist University, University of Hong Kong, and at preschool, elementary and secondary schools in Hong Kong and Mozambique.

She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, and is featured in Oxford Handbook of Music Educationand Oxford Handbook of Children’s Musical Cultures. She has served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Music Education, Asia-Pacific Journal for Arts Education, Music Education Research International, Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF), Perspectives: Journal of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, Media Journal in Music Education, International Journal of Music in Early Childhood and Malaysian Journal of Music. She has held leadership positions of International Society for Music Education (ISME) as member of its Board of Directors, chair of its Young Professionals Focus Group and Early Childhood Commission, and is currently chairing its Music in Schools and Teacher Education Commission. She has also served as the Eastern Division Representative of the Early Childhood Special Research Interest Group, National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the World Music Representative of California Music Educators Association (CMEA) State Council. She is the founder and director of the Educating the Creative Mind project, funded by National Endowment for the Arts; and a co-investigator and team leader of Advancing Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS) project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada.

School of Music faculty and staff receive Chancellor’s Arts Initiative Grants
Three faculty from The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music were among 12 recipients of arts research grants awarded by the Chancellor’s Council on the Arts (CCoA) and the university’s Office
Michael Dean
Professor, Voice Performance
Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
Kay Rhie
Assistant Professor
Alison Deane
Associate Adjunct Professor
Erin Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance
Rakefet Hak
Lecturer - Music Director of the UCLA Opera Workshop
Chris Hanulik
Adjunct Professor - String Bass Performance; Principal Bass LA Phil
Varty Manouelian
Lecturer - Violin Performance; Violin LA Phil
Amy Sanchez
Lecturer - Horn Performance
Terri Richter
Instructor, Beginning Voice--Summer Session A
Arturo O’Farrill
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Professor
Boris Allakhverdyan
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance; Principal Clarinet LA Phil
Theresa Dimond
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Ian Krouse
Distinguished Professor
Victoria Kirsch
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Lucy Yates
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Lou Anne Neill
Lecturer - Harp Performance; Harp LA Phil
James Miller
Lecturer - Trombone Performance; Associate Principal Trombone LA Phil
Jocelyn Ho
Assistant Professor - Performance Studies
Katherine Syer
Adjunct Associate Professor
Cheryl Lin Fielding
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Maria Fortuna Dean
Lecturer - Voice Performance
Aubrey Foard
Lecturer - Tuba Performance
Herbie Hancock
Adjunct Professor; LA Phil Guest Artist
Gloria Cheng
Adjunct Professor - Contemporary Music, Performance Studies
Travis J. Cross
Chair of Music; Professor
Denis Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance; Principal Flute LA Phil
Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance
Antonio Lysy
Professor - Cello Performance and Strings Area Head
Wendy Caldwell
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Johanna Gamboa-Kroesen
Assistant Professor--Music Education
Che-Yen Chen
Professor - Viola Performance
Gregory Goodall
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Christoph Bull
Adjunct Professor - Organ Performance
David Kaplan
Assistant Professor - Piano Performance
Ji Young An
Lecturer - Violin Performance
Inna Faliks
Professor - Head of Piano
Movses Pogossian
Distinguished Professor, Director of Armenian Music Program
Vladimir Chernov
Distinguished Professor - Voice Performance
John Steinmetz
Lecturer - Bassoon Performance
William Kinderman
Professor -- Elaine Krown Klein Chair in Performance Studies
Jens Lindemann
Distinguished Professor - Trumpet Performance and Brass Area Head
Peter Yates
Adjunct Professor - Guitar Performance
James Bass
Professor - Director of Choral Studies
Juliana Gondek
Distinguished Professor, Voice Performance
Adam Gilberti
Lecturer--Music Education/Woodwinds
Nick DePinna
Lecturer--Introduction to Musicianship
Peter Kazaras
Distinguished Professor - Director of Opera UCLA
Wayne Shorter
Adjunct Professor; Star-Studded Tribute LA Phil (April 2020)
Iris Malkin
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching

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