Sunny Jungin Yang, alumna and current cellist for Kronos Quartet, returned to USC Thornton to visit her former professors and inspire current USC Thornton students.watch the video
Tim Page edits new collection of writing by Virgil Thomson
The Pulitzer Prize-winning arts journalist and professor of musicology at USC Thornton recently published a new edited collection of the writings of celebrated music critic, Virgil Thomson.
Composition student Julia Adolphe’s work performed by the New York Philharmonic
In June, Adolphe was one of six young composers selected to participate in a read-through with the orchestra as a part of the inaugural NY Phil Biennial festival. Her composition, Dark Sand, Sifting Light, received glowing reviews in The New York Times and The New Yorker.
Throwback Thursday: Piatigorsky at USC
In the early 20th century, a wealth of influential composers and musicians fled war-torn Europe for the United States – and many of them eventually arrived in Los Angeles to teach at USC, including renowned cellist Gregor Piatigorsky.
October 22, 2014
Bradley Sroka (PhD, ’14) led a team of USC Thornton graduate students in a project that analyzed the psychology of music and what makes a “hit song.” The researchers analyzed over a thousand No. 1 songs on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 list between 1958 and 2012, in addition to the 1,451 songs… read more