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 21, 2014
USC Thornton faculty member Cherry Rhodes will play the opening recital on the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh, presented by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, on October 26 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rhodes will play selections by Brahms, Bach, Moussorgsky and Antalffy-Zsiross. The series is dedicated to promoting the performance, recognition and appreciation of organ music… read more
- Andrew Stenvall (MM, ’15) awarded position of Principal Percussion with Illinois Symphony Orchestra
- Tess Remy-Schumacher (MM ’89, DMA ’98) co-founds Center for Historical Performance at the University of Central Oklahoma
- Album by current student Mak Grgic receives praise from New York Times, Independent