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

ALEXANDER FISHER
Professor
Acting Director

KEITH HAMEL
Professor
Chair, Composition
 

ROBERT TAYLOR
Professor
Chair, Wind, Brass & Percussion

JOHN ROEDER
Professor
Associate Director

NANCY HERMISTON
Professor
Opera Program Director
Chair, Voice/Opera

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JASPER WOOD
Professor
Chair, Strings

TERENCE DAWSON
Senior Lecturer
Chair, Keyboard

NATHAN HESSELINK
Professor
Chair, Ethnomusicology

 

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ALAN DODSON
Associate Professor
Chair, Music Theory

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DAVID METZER
Professor
Chair, Musicology

 

Composition Faculty

KEITH HAMEL
Professor
Chair, Composition

ROBERT PRITCHARD
Associate Professor

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JOCELYN MORLOCK
Sessional Instructor

 

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
Professor
Director of Bands

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ALEXANDER WEIMANN
Sessional Lecturer

 
 
 

Ethnomusicology Faculty

NATHAN HESSELINK
Professor
Chair

J.S. KOFI GBOLONYO
Sessional Lecturer

MICHAEL TENZER
Professor 

 
 
 

Musicology Faculty

DAVID METZER
Professor
Chair

ALEXANDER FISHER
Professor
Acting Director, School of Music

HEDY LAW
Assistant Professor

CLAUDIO VELLUTINI
Assistant Professor

 
 

Music Theory Faculty

ALAN DODSON
Associate Professor
Chair

RICHARD KURTH
Professor
Former Director,
School of Music (2007-18)

GORDON PASLAWSKI
Sessional Lecturer

BRANDON KONOVAL
Instructor

ÈVE POUDRIER
Assistant Professor

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JOHN ROEDER
Professor
Associate Director, School of Music

GRANT SAWATZKY
Sessional Lecturer

 
 

Performance: Keyboard Faculty

TERENCE DAWSON
Senior Lecturer
Chair

MARK ANDERSON
Assistant Professor

AMANDA CHAN
Sessional Lecturer

COREY HAMM
Professor
 

PATRICIA HOY
Sessional Lecturer

MICHAEL MURRAY
Sessional Lecturer

RENA SHARON
Professor

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ALEXANDER WEIMANN
Sessional Lecturer

 

MIRANDA WONG
Sessional Lecturer

 

Performance: Strings, Harp and Guitar

JASPER WOOD
Professor
Chair

 

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COREY CEROVSEK
Adjunct Professor
 

KENNETH FRIEDMAN
Adjunct Professor

DAVID GILLHAM
Assistant Professor

EMILIE GRIMES
Adjunct Professor

ELIZABETH VOLPÉ BLIGH
Adjunct Professor

ALEC PEARSON
Sessional Instructor

ERIC WILSON
Associate Professor

 
 

Performance: Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Faculty

ROBERT TAYLOR
Professor
Chair
Director of Bands

JEREMY BERKMAN
Sessional Lecturer

PAOLO BORTOLUSSI
Sessional Lecturer

INGRID CHIANG
Sessional Lecturer

ROGER COLE
Adjunct Professor

GREGORY COX
Adjunct Professor

DENNIS ESSON
Sessional Lecturer

BRENDA FEDORUK
Sessional Lecturer

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JOSE FRANCH-BALLESTER
Assistant Professor, Clarinet and Chamber Music

VERN GRIFFITHS
Adjunct Professor

LARRY KNOPP
Adjunct Professor

SHARMAN KING
Sessional Lecturer

 

JAMES LITTLEFORD
Sessional Lecturer

JULIA LOCKHART
Adjunct Professor

PEDER MACLELLAN
Adjunct Professor

ALAN MATHESON
Sessional Lecturer

 

AARON MCDONALD
Adjunct Professor

JULIA NOLAN
Sessional Lecturer

BETH ORSON
Adjunct Professor

CHRISTIE RESIDE
Adjunct Professor

FRED STRIDE
Sessional Lecturer

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VALERIE WHITNEY
Assistant Professor

 

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