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Throwback Thursday: USC Thornton Symphony in 1976
The USC Thornton Symphony is one of the school’s oldest performance ensembles, and has produced some of the finest orchestral musicians in the world.
USC Thornton Choral and Sacred Music department alumni go above and beyond, post-grad
Recent alumni of the celebrated department have accepted high-profile positions at universities and with choirs across the globe – something that Choral and Sacred Music chair Jo-Michael Scheibe attributes to the supportive nature of the department.
Five Questions: Joanna Demers
Joanna Demers is the chair of Musicology department at USC Thornton and a respected scholar in the field. Get to know several members of our world-class faculty as teachers, mentors, musicians and members of the USC Thornton community in this reoccurring feature.
September 19, 2014
Benjamin Adler (MM ’14, GCRT, ’16) was one of three winners in the National Repertory Orchestra’s general concerto competition. Adler, who studies with USC Thornton faculty Yehuda Gilad, performed the first movement of Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto, No. 1 in F minor. Adler is currently a freelance performer and private teacher in… read more
Troy Armstrong has won numerous awards for his original compositions, including the New Music for Orchestra and New Music for Wind Ensemble Competitions at the University of Southern California. Troy is also a recipient of the USC Discovery Scholars prize and was awarded a departmental award from the USC Thornton composition department for his musical achievements as an undergraduate.