Up Close + Personal with Joshua Ranz

Virtual Event


This will be the third conversation of our ongoing series called LACO: Up Close and Personal, giving an intimate look at LACO’s musicians. Josh has played on over 100 soundtracks, including recent films like Coco, Lady Bird, Star Wars, and more! Watch his personal invitation above and register to join the conversation!

The hour-long virtual event will be facilitated using the online, social conferencing platform Zoom. This event is being streamed globally. If you are joining us from outside the United States, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.


Joshua Ranz

Principal Clarinet


Hailed in the Los Angeles Times for his “stunning rendition” of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto and an “exciting” version of the Copland Clarinet Concerto, Joshua Ranz is principal clarinet of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the New West Symphony. Ranz has played on over 100 soundtracks for such composers as John Williams, Michael Giacchino, James Horner, Randy Newman and many others. Some of the recent films he has played on include Coco, Lady Bird, Star Wars VII, Rogue One and The Incredibles 2. In the fall of 2018, Ranz joined the faculty at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music as Lecturer in Clarinet. He also teaches at the Biola Conservatory of Music. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Music, he has previously taught at Pomona College and Long Beach City College.

Josh and his wife, oboist Leslie Resnick, have two sons, Jonah, born in October 2006, and Nathan, born in November 2009.