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Percussion alumni take positions with the LA Phil and beyond

August 29, 2016

USC Thornton’s Percussion program has proved to be a door-opener for alumni and current students alike. Alumnus Matthew Howard (BM ’12) will begin his new position as principal percussionist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic when the ensemble opens its 2016-17 season on September 27. Howard joins Thornton faculty members James… read more

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