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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.

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Ted Hearne featured in The Wall Street Journal

October 31, 2014


Ted Hearne, assistant professor of composition at USC Thornton, was featured in an article by The Wall Street Journal for his work, The Source. The composition is based on text by the activist group WikiLeaks and former United States Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, famous for releasing the largest set… read more

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