The Piatigorsky International Cello Festival is coming soon. May 13 through May 22, 2016.learn more
Peter Erskine to receive USC’s highest faculty award for artistic expression
The director of Drumset Studies at USC Thornton, who will be honored in April, also was profiled in a recent television feature on KCET.
Adam Gilbert discusses the history of musical rhetoric
The director of the Early Music program was interviewed on the television show Programa Harmonia during a recent trip to Brazil.
Sam Kinsey wins concerto competition with one hand
An injury forced the Keyboard Studies major to focus on pieces for the left hand, resulting in the Grand Prize at the Young Musicians Foundation’s Debut Concerto Competition.
March 4, 2015
The New York Philharmonic has commissioned USC Thornton DMA student Julia Adolphe to write a viola concerto for a future season. The work will be written for Cynthia Phelps, USC Thornton alumna and principal viola for the New York Philharmonic. Part of the League of American Orchestras initiative to support… 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.