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As a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music, you are a member of a thriving network of distinguished alumni spanning the globe. USC Thornton alumni perform on stages around the world, imprint their musical voice in the global media as sought-after studio musicians and recording artists, hold prominent positions in major orchestras and ensembles, win coveted prizes and honors, and serve as leaders in the rapidly evolving music profession. The USC Thornton Alumni Association strives to support our alumni in achieving success and transforming the world of music today while engaging our alumni through interactive networking events and an active online community.

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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.


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Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet, featuring Jazz Studies alumni, release debut album

October 30, 2014

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Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet – which features USC Thornton alumni Andrew Boyle (BM ’12, MM ’14), Misha Adair Bigos (MM, ’14), JJ Kirkpatrick (MM, ’14), and Gary Wicks (MM, ’13) – released their debut album in September 2014 via Yarlung Records. The self-titled album was recorded on campus at USC’s Brain and Creativity Institute in Camilleri… read more

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