Kristi Brown Montesano
Lecturer in Musicology

Dr. Kristi Brown-Montesano approaches graduate seminars, adult-education classes, podcasts,  and pre-concert lectures with the same philosophy: that offering context—rigorously researched, provocative, and humanistic—empowers listeners and musicians to make their own meaningful connections to music. A faculty member at the Colburn School Conservatory of Music from 2003–22, she served as Chair of Music History and helped shape the institution’s degree programs. Today, Brown-Montesano is a Lecturer in Musicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as well as a popular public scholar, collaborating with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and numerous other organizations.

Brown-Montesano broke new critical ground with her book Understanding the Women of Mozart’s Operas (University of California Press, 2007); the book’s feminist lens has attracted a growing audience of readers interested in the ethics of opera culture and production, prompting a new paperback edition in 2021. Other research areas include classical music in film, music and Sherlock Holmes, and popular reception of J.S. Bach in postwar America. For more information, visit

Nick DePinna
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Musicianship
Raymond Knapp
Distinguished Professor - Musicology and Humanities, Director of UCLA Center for Musical Humanities
Elizabeth Randell Upton
Associate Professor - Musicology and Humanities
Jessica Schwartz
Associate Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Punk and DIY)
Thomas Hodgson
Assistant Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Music and Data, Global Music Industry)
Cesar Favila
Associate Professor - Musicology, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Catherine Provenzano
Assistant Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Critical and Contemporary Perspectives on Music Technology)
Mark Kligman
Mickey Katz Chair of Jewish Music and Professor - Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Humanities, Director of Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience
Holley Replogle-Wong
Lecturer in Musicology, Program Director of CMH
Tiffany Naiman
Instructor - Music Industry & Musicology (Critical Perspectives, Capstone Sequence, History of Popular Music), Director of Undergraduate Programs in Music Industry
Jenny Olivia Johnson
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Associate Professor - Musicology
Mitchell Morris
Professor Emeritus - Musicology
Nina Eidsheim
Professor of Musicology, Founder and Director of UCLA PEER Lab
Joy H. Calico
Professor and Chair of Musicology, Director of Graduate Studies
David MacFadyen
Professor and Chair of Music Industry, Professor - Musicology and Comparative Literature
Robert Fink
Associate Dean for Academics, Professor - Music Industry, Musicology and Humanities (Music Theory, Analysis of Popular Music, Internships and Industry Partnerships)

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