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
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.
USC Thornton Opera Music Director Brent McMunn on Hans Werner Henze’s “The English Cat”
USC Thornton Opera’s Music Director explains why the 1983 opera, written by famed 20th-century composer Hans Werner Henze, is both a thrill and a challenge to stage at USC Thornton.
October 20, 2014
Current USC Thornton Percussion student, Andrew Stenvall (MM, ’15), recently won the position of Principal Percussion with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. A student of USC Thornton’s Joseph Pereira and Jim Babor, Stenvall also participated in a trial week with the Winston Salem Symphony for a section percussion position. Additionally, he… read more