Alexandra Grabarchuk


Alexandra GrabarchukDirector, Choral Activities
Department of Music


Academic History



Alexandra Grabarchuk is a Ukrainian-born musicologist and performer. She received her doctorate from UCLA in 2015, supported by an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship Award and a UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship. Her most recent publications include an article on the Soviet Union in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Progressive Rock, as well as a 2018 essay in Popular Music in Communist and Post-Communist Europe. 

In addition to teaching and performing in the Los Angeles area, she has also worked as a score reader for the Metropolitan Opera’s LA-based live HD broadcast team since 2014. Alex is the current Artistic Director & Conductor of the San Gabriel Valley Choral Company, a community choir based in Monrovia. She has also served as co-conductor and facilitator of the Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles (C3LA). Her teaching portfolio includes courses in musicology, music history, conducting, and piano & vocal performance.