Terri Richter
Instructor, Beginning Voice--Summer Session A, Music Performance

DMA, UCLA Department of Music. Musicology candidate for Ph.D., past voice faculty at Biola University

Terri Richter is a Los Angeles-based professional singer, an educator, and a scholar. She regularly appears as a soloist with orchestras, opera companies, new music and early music ensembles throughout the U.S., most recently with Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, American Bach Soloists, Pacific Musicworks, Nashville Symphony, Apollo’s Fire Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Orchestra Kentucky, and Nashville’s Music City Baroque.

As a graduate of Seattle Opera Young Artist’s Program, Richter went on to perform many roles with Seattle Opera, earning national acclaim for her portrayals of Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Oscar in Verdi’s The Masked Ball, and Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice. Other favorite opera roles include Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, Clorinda in Monteverdi’s Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, and Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante.

In recent seasons, Richter appeared in the role of Susanna for the West Coast Premiere performance of Mercadante’s I Due Figaro, presented a multi-media concert of Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre with the Contempo Flux Ensemble at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and was featured as the soloist for the L.A. debut of Kaija Saariaho’s audiovisual piece for soprano and electronics, Lonh. A leading interpreter of baroque music, Richter has performed leading roles in opera and oratorio engagements throughout the United States for many years. Most recently, she was featured as a soprano soloist for Apollo’s Fire Baroque Orchestra in a national 13-city tour of Monteverdi’s 1610 Vespers. She created and hosted a weekly radio program called “VoiceWorks,” which aired on Seattle’s Classical King FM 98.1, and her solo voice appears on several movie and video game soundtracks, including The Amitiville Horror (2005), Novocaine, Halo 2, and the original Medal of Honor.

A native of Nashville, TN, Richter holds a D.M.A. in Voice and Opera from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (2017), and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Musicology. She teaches summer Vocal Technique courses at UCLA and lectures in the departments of Music and Musicology, conducing practice-based research and integrating scholarship with performance. Richter has maintained private voice studios in Nashville, Seattle, and (currently) Los Angeles, where she works with students of all ages in a broad variety of musical genres.

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