Raymond Knapp
Distinguished Professor - Musicology and Humanities, Director of UCLA Center for Musical Humanities

Raymond Knapp is Distinguished Professor of Musicology, Humanities, Disability Studies, and is currently serving his third term as Chair of the Department. The inaugural Director of the UCLA Center for Musical Humanities, he has also served the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music as Academic Associate Dean. Knapp has a broad interest in classical and contemporary music, and has authored five books, including the award-winning The American Musical and the Formation of National Identity (2005) and, most recently, Making Light: Haydn, Musical Camp, and the Long Shadow of German Idealism (2018). He is currently co-editing The Oxford Handbook of the Television Musical with Jessica Sternfeld. At UCLA since 1989, Knapp is well known for his commitment to undergraduate education, having chaired the Academic Senate’s Undergraduate Council, General Education Governance Committee, and College Faculty Executive Committee. He is currently helping to develop a Disability Studies IDP and Major at UCLA.

Ray Knapp Wins Distinguished Teaching Award
Ray Knapp, distinguished professor of musicology and humanities, has won the UCLA Faculty Senate’s Distinguished Teaching Award for 2023-24. Knapp is one of six faculty selected by the award committee
Nick DePinna
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Musicianship
Mitchell Morris
Professor Emeritus - Musicology
Robert Fink
Associate Dean for Academics, Professor - Music Industry, Musicology and Humanities (Music Theory, Analysis of Popular Music, Internships and Industry Partnerships)
Tiffany Naiman
Instructor - Music Industry & Musicology (Critical Perspectives, Capstone Sequence, History of Popular Music), Director of Undergraduate Programs in Music Industry
Thomas Hodgson
Assistant Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Music and Data, Global Music Industry)
Jenny Olivia Johnson
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Associate Professor - Musicology
Holley Replogle-Wong
Lecturer in Musicology, Program Director of CMH
Catherine Provenzano
Assistant Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Critical and Contemporary Perspectives on Music Technology)
Joy H. Calico
Professor and Chair of Musicology, Director of Graduate Studies
Nina Eidsheim
Professor of Musicology, Founder and Director of UCLA PEER Lab
Elizabeth Randell Upton
Associate Professor - Musicology and Humanities
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
David MacFadyen
Professor and Chair of Music Industry, Professor - Musicology and Comparative Literature
Cesar Favila
Associate Professor - Musicology, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Jessica Schwartz
Associate Professor - Musicology and Music Industry (Punk and DIY)

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