Rakefet Hak
Lecturer - Music Director of the UCLA Opera Workshop, Music Performance

Rakefet Hak, one of the youngest pianists ever to join the Metropolitan Opera’s musical staff, and the first Israeli in history to do so, has coached and/or performed in recital with such notable singers as Cecilia Bartoli, Placido Domingo, Rene Fleming, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Simon Keenleyside, Philip Langridge, Suzanne Mentzer, Kurt Moll, Patricia Racette, Bryn Terfel, Carol Vaness, and Deborah Voigt.

After graduating with excellence in piano performance from conservatory in her native Israel, Ms. Hak was coach/accompanist for the New Israeli Opera. She pursued further study at the Hartt School of Music and Manhattan School of Music, and in 1997 she attracted the attention of the Metropolitan Opera administration.

She began her tenure at the Met as coach for the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, soon joining the main company as assistant conductor and coach on a variety of productions, including “Die Zauberflote,” “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Die Fledermaus,” “La Traviata,” “Aida,” and “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” under Maestros James Levine, Jun Markl, Sebastian Weigl, Placido Domingo, Bruno Campanella, Carlo Rizzi, Paul Nadler, Patrick Summers, Edo de Waart, and Julius Rudel, among others.

Hak was recruited in 2000 by Placido Domingo to join Los Angeles Opera’s music staff. First working with Maestro Domingo as assistant conductor for “Aida,” she later assisted Maestros Kent
Nagano, John DeMain, Richard Armstrong, and traveled with the company for “Don Giovanni,” conducted by Roderick Brydon in Finland.

Hak was recently engaged by the Seattle Opera as coach/accompanist for their co-production with the Metropolitan Opera of Iphigenie en Tauride, conducted by Mr. Gary Thor Wedow.
Other performances include recitals at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York’s Town Hall, the Tilles Center of Long Island, and the Lincoln Theater of Miami. Ms. Hak has also performed for
National Public Radio, WQXR (for the Marilyn Horne Foundation), the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Institute of Vocal Arts in Italy.

Vladimir Chernov
Distinguished Professor - Voice Performance
Iris Malkin
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Arturo O’Farrill
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Jens Lindemann
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Gloria Cheng
Adjunct Professor - Contemporary Music, Performance Studies
Movses Pogossian
Professor, Director of Armenian Music Program
Maria Fortuna Dean
Lecturer - Voice Performance
Ian Krouse
Distinguished Professor
Katherine Syer
Adjunct Associate Professor
Victoria Kirsch
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Jan Berry Baker
Associate Professor of Saxophone
Alison Deane
Associate Adjunct Professor
Peter Kazaras
Distinguished Professor - Director of Opera UCLA
Gregory Goodall
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Lucy Yates
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Erin Bouriakov
Lecturer - Flute Performance
Kay Rhie
Assistant Professor
Inna Faliks
Professor - Head of Piano
James Bass
Professor - Director of Choral Studies
Aubrey Foard
Lecturer - Tuba Performance
Frank Heuser
Professor; Department Vice Chair
Paul Floyd
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Jocelyn Ho
Assistant Professor - Performance Studies
Wendy Richman
Lecturer--High Strings, Music Education
Jonathan Davis
Lecturer - Oboe Performance
Meghan Turner
Lecturer, Music Education--Brass Methods
Theresa Dimond
Lecturer - Percussion Performance
Joshua Ranz
Lecturer - Clarinet Performance
Amy Sanchez
Lecturer - Horn Performance
Michael Dean
Professor, Voice Performance
Christoph Bull
Adjunct Professor - Organ Performance
Wayne Shorter
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Emily Kubitskey
Lecturer--Music Education
David Kaplan
Assistant Professor - Piano Performance
Cheryl Lin Fielding
Lecturer - Vocal Diction, Vocal Coaching
Wendy Caldwell
Lecturer - Vocal Coaching
Lou Anne Neill
Lecturer - Harp Performance; Harp LA Phil
William Kinderman
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Varty Manouelian
Lecturer - Violin Performance; Violin LA Phil
Nick DePinna
Lecturer--Introduction to Musicianship
Elisabeth Le Guin
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Professor - Viola Performance
John Steinmetz
Lecturer - Bassoon Performance
James Miller
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Chris Hanulik
Adjunct Professor - String Bass Performance; Principal Bass LA Phil
Jessica Jones
Lecturer - Instrumental technique--Low Strings
Kevin McKeown
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Herbie Hancock
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Juliana Gondek
Distinguished Professor, Voice Performance
Lily Chen-Hafteck
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Ji Young An
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Lecturer - Flute Performance; Principal Flute LA Phil
Peter Yates
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