Michael Dean
Professor, Voice Performance, Music Performance

Michael Dean, Professor of Voice Performance at UCLA, has performed to great acclaim worldwide in both concert and operatic repertoire, appearing in leading bass-baritone roles with many of the leading opera houses of the U.S. and Europe. He has made frequent appearances at New York City Opera, where he performed the title role in The Marriage of Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, George in Of Mice and Men, Don Alvaro in Il Viaggio a Reims, and Papageno in The Magic Flute.

Mr. Dean has appeared as Jason McFarlane in the Live From Lincoln Center broadcast of Lizzie Borden; the title role in Don Giovanni and Silva in Ernani at the Landestheater in Linz, Austria; Figaro in Antwerp, Belgium, Of Mice and Men at Arizona Opera, Colline in La Bohème in Strasbourg and Berlin; and Arsace in Partenope in Milwaukee. Mr. Dean has also received critical praise for his numerous recordings of baroque opera, including Agrippina, Ottone, Dido and Aeneas, Radamisto, Giustino, and Serse. He made his debut with the New York Philharmonic in the world premiere of Aaron Kernis’ Garden Of Light, conducted by Kurt Masur, and returned the following year for Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

His New York debut recital was sponsored by The Marilyn Horne Foundation; other appearances include the Verdi Requiem with the Singapore Symphony; The Rake’s Progress in Kansas City; Figaro with Glimmerglass Opera; La Fanciulla del West in Antwerp; Street Scene with Pittsburgh Opera; Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Alabama Symphony; and Orfeo with Boston Baroque. He was also featured at London’s St. John Smith Square in concert performances of Gordon Getty’s Plump Jack.

Mr. Dean has performed Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall; Bach Cantatas at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra conducted by Helmut Rilling; Haydn’s Creation and the Bach St. Matthew Passion at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; Bach Magnificat with the Toronto Symphony; Bach’s Mass in B minor and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Bruno Weil at the Carmel Bach Festival; the St. Matthew Passion with the Phoenix Symphony; Mozart’s Requiem with the Buffalo Philharmonic; Messiah with Boston Baroque, the Baltimore Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony; and Mozart Concert Arias with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. In recent seasons his appearances included concerts with the Orquestra de Mineria in Mexico City (Beethoven Symphony No. 9), the Houston Symphony (Messiah), the Florida Orchestra (The Creation, Brahms Requiem), and the Pittsburgh Symphony (Messiah).

In addition to his onstage career, Mr. Dean has gained an international reputation as a voice teacher. He has given numerous master classes across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Asia; he has maintained private studios in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles; and he has taught as a faculty member of the New England Conservatory and the Chautauqua Institution.

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

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