Paul Floyd
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching, Music Performance

Paul Floyd is in demand as a pianist and coach in Southern California and beyond.  He teaches on the adjunct faculty at Chapman University, where he works with both the opera and keyboard collaborative arts programs, and is a Lecturer in the vocal department of the University of California, Los Angeles.   For sixteen years he served as  an Assistant Conductor with Los Angeles Opera where he collaborated with some of the opera world’s greatest singers and conductors, played in the opera orchestra, and was regularly featured as a lecturer at pre-performance talks. He continues to work closely with the LA Opera Education and Engagement department in many capacities.  In the summers he has held similar positions with The Santa Fe Opera, the Aspen Music Festival, Hawaii Performing Arts Festival, and the Astoria Festival in Oregon.  He is a frequent accompanist for the Western Region finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Floyd holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in addition to piano degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Southern California where he graduated summa cum laude.   His film credits include an appearance with Julie Andrews and Anna Netrebko in Princess Diaries II (Disney, 2004) and a Walt Disney Concert Hall performance with Vivica Genaux in Anthony Hopkins’ Fracture (Newline, 2007).


Michael Dean
Professor, Voice Performance
Gloria Cheng
Adjunct Professor - Contemporary Music, Performance Studies
Jan Berry Baker
Associate Professor of Saxophone
Che-Yen Chen
Professor - Viola Performance
Inna Faliks
Professor - Piano Performance and Keyboard Area Head
Katherine Syer
Adjunct Associate Professor
Erin Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance
Antonio Lysy
Professor - Cello Performance and Strings Area Head
Ji Young An
Lecturer - Violin Performance
Christoph Bull
Adjunct Professor - Organ Performance
Mark Kligman
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Sumner Arano
Lecturer - Reed Making, Bassoon
Maria Fortuna Dean
Lecturer - Voice Performance
Rakefet Hak
Lecturer - Music Director of the UCLA Opera Workshop
Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance
John Steinmetz
Lecturer - Bassoon Performance
Vladimir Chernov
Professor - Voice Performance
Movses Pogossian
Professor, Director of Armenian Music Program
Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Kay Rhie
Assistant Professor
Gregory Goodall
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Wendy Caldwell
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Jocelyn Ho
Assistant Professor - Performance Studies
Juliana Gondek
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Distinguished Professor, Voice Performance
Kevin McKeown
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Travis J. Cross
Chair of Music; Professor
Theresa Dimond
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
James Bass
Professor - Director of Choral Studies
Gordon Henderson
Professor; Department Vice Chair
James Newton
Distinguished Professor
David Kaplan
Assistant Professor - Piano Performance
Boris Allakhverdyan
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance; Principal Clarinet LA Phil
Peter Yates
Adjunct Professor - Guitar Performance
Herbie Hancock
Adjunct Professor; LA Phil Guest Artist
Cheryl Lin Fielding
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Lou Anne Neill
Lecturer - Harp Performance; Harp LA Phil
Kenny Burrell
Distinguished Professor
Wayne Shorter
Adjunct Professor; Star-Studded Tribute LA Phil (April 2020)
Iris Malkin
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Chris Hanulik
Adjunct Professor - String Bass Performance; Principal Bass LA Phil
Aubrey Foard
Lecturer - Tuba Performance
William Kinderman
Professor -- Elaine Krown Klein Chair in Performance Studies
Peter Kazaras
Professor - Director of Opera UCLA
Lucy Yates
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
James Miller
Lecturer - Trombone Performance; Associate Principal Trombone LA Phil
Varty Manouelian
Lecturer - Violin Performance; Violin LA Phil
Jens Lindemann
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Frank Heuser
Professor; Department Vice Chair
Amy Sanchez
Lecturer - Horn Performance
Denis Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance; Principal Flute LA Phil
Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
Victoria Kirsch
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