World-class musicians and scholars

UBC School of Music faculty compose music regularly heard on the world’s stages, perform around the globe, publish in top journals, jury international music competitions, and record critically acclaimed and best-selling recordings.

 
 

 

Director & Division Chairs

RICHARD KURTH
Professor
Director

TERENCE DAWSON
Senior Lecturer
Chair, Keyboard

NANCY HERMISTON
Professor
Opera Program Director
Chair, Voice/Opera

ALEXANDER FISHER
Professor
Chair, Musicology

KEITH HAMEL
Professor
Chair, Composition

NATHAN HESSELINK
Professor
Chair, Ethnomusicology

JOHN ROEDER
Professor
Chair, Music Theory

ROBERT TAYLOR
Associate Professor
Chair, Wind, Brass & Percussion

 

ERIC WILSON
Associate Professor
Chair, Strings

Composition Faculty

KEITH HAMEL
Professor
Chair, Composition

ROBERT PRITCHARD
Assistant Professor

Conducting Faculty

JONATHAN GIRARD
Assistant Professor
Director of Orchestras

GRAEME LANGAGER
Associate Professor
Director of Choral Activities

CHRISTIN REARDON MACLELLAN
Sessional Lecturer
Conductor, UBC Concert Winds

JIM SPARKS
Adjunct Professor

ROBERT TAYLOR
Associate Professor
Director of Bands

 
 
 

Ethnomusicology Faculty

NATHAN HESSELINK
Professor
Chair

J.S. KOFI GBOLONYO
Sessional Lecturer

MICHAEL TENZER
Professor 

 
 
 

Musicology Faculty

ALEXANDER FISHER
Professor
Chair

HEDY LAW
Assistant Professor

DAVID METZER
Professor

CLAUDIO VELLUTINI
Assistant Professor

 
 

Music Theory Faculty

JOHN ROEDER
Professor
Chair

ALAN DODSON
Associate Professor

RICHARD KURTH
Professor
Director, School of Music

JAMES PALMER
Sessional Lecturer

GORDON PASLAWSKI
Sessional Lecturer

ÈVE POUDRIER
Assistant Professor

 
 

Performance: Keyboard Faculty

TERENCE DAWSON
Senior Lecturer
Chair

MARK ANDERSON
Assistant Professor

AMANDA CHAN
Sessional Lecturer

COREY HAMM
Associate Professor
 

PATRICIA HOY
Sessional Lecturer

MICHAEL MURRAY
Sessional Lecturer

RENA SHARON
Professor

MIRANDA WONG
Sessional Lecturer

 

Performance: Strings, Harp and Guitar

ERIC WILSON
Associate Professor
Chair

DANIEL BOLSHOY
Adjunct Professor

ANDREW BROWN
Adjunct Professor

KENNETH FRIEDMAN
Sessional Lecturer

DAVID GILLHAM
Assistant Professor

HEIDI KRUTZEN
Sessional Lecturer

JASPER WOOD
Associate Professor

ELIZABETH VOLPÉ BLIGH
Sessional Lecturer

 

Performance: Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Faculty

ROBERT TAYLOR
Associate Professor
Chair
Director of Bands

JEREMY BERKMAN
Sessional Lecturer

PAOLO BORTOLUSSI
Sessional Lecturer

INGRID CHIANG
Sessional Lecturer

ROGER COLE
Sessional Lecturer

GREGORY COX
Sessional Lecturer

DENNIS ESSON
Sessional Lecturer

BRENDA FEDORUK
Sessional Lecturer

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JOSE FRANCH-BALLESTER
Assistant Professor, Clarinet and Chamber Music

VERN GRIFFITHS
Sessional Lecturer

SHARMAN KING
Sessional Lecturer

BENJAMIN KINSMAN
Sessional Lecturer

 

LARRY KNOPP
Sessional Lecturer

JAMES LITTLEFORD
Sessional Lecturer

JULIA LOCKHART
Sessional Lecturer

PEDER MACLELLAN
Sessional Lecturer

 

ALAN MATHESON
Sessional Lecturer

AARON MCDONALD
Sessional Lecturer

RICHARD MINGUS
Sessional Lecturer

JULIA NOLAN
Sessional Lecturer

BETH ORSON
Sessional Lecturer

GENE RAMSBOTTOM
Sessional Lecturer

CHRISTIE RESIDE
Sessional Lecturer

FRED STRIDE
Sessional Lecturer

Performance: Voice & Opera

NANCY HERMISTON
Professor
Chair
Opera Program Director

DAVID BOOTHROYD
Sessional Lecturer

 

PETER BARCZA
Sessional Lecturer

RICHARD EPP
Sessional Lecturer

MARISA GAETANNE
Sessional Lecturer

DALE THRONESS
Sessional Lecturer

RHOSLYN JONES
Adjunct Professor

J. PATRICK RAFTERY
Assistant Professor