USC Mellon Mentoring Awards are given to faculty members for their extraordinary efforts at building a sustainable culture of mentoring at USC on all three campuses. Peter Erskine was awarded in the graduate student category and James Walker in the undergraduate category.
The Calder Quartet, made up of cellist Eric Byers (BM ’03), violist Jonathan Moerschel (BM ’01, MM ’03), and violinists Benjamin Jacobson (BM ’01) and Andrew Bulbrook (BA ’02), can be seen in the following upcoming performances: April 14, 2009 with the Airborne Toxic Event on The Tonight Show April 17, 2009 with the Airborne […]
Thornton students Ed Trybek (DMA) and Colin Davin (BM) were announced as semi-finalists among an impressive international field in the prestigious Christopher Parkening Classical Guitar Competition. The competition will conclude May 26-31 at Pepperdine University in Malibu, and the winners will perform with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. View competition information
Jason Issokson (MM ’09), a participant at the International Max Rostal Competition 2009 for violin and viola in Berlin, was recently awarded the Marion-Rostal-Award for the best interpretation of the compulsory piece The Four Winds by Daniel Schnyder. View competition results
USC Thornton doctoral student and violinist Lior Kaminetsky has made several recent television and concert appearances including: The Chabad Telethon, KCET Free Improvisation: Koz & Kaminetsky Kaminetsky at Lincoln Center Theater, NY
A recording of USC Thornton faculty member’s Alan Smith’s composition, “Vignettes: Covered Wagon Woman,” has received the Opera News Critics Choice designation in the March 2009 Opera News. www.operanews.com
Los Angeles Times highlighted Thornton alum, Courtney Huffman ’07, for her performance in Vivaldi’s Motezuma with the Long Beach Opera on Saturday, March 28, 2009. Read the review
USC Thornton student Patrick Murray (senior BM, graduating in May 2009) has been named a Fulbright Scholar. With the Fulbright Award, Murray will study next year in Vienna, concentrating on language and the song literature of Franz Schubert. At USC Thornton, Murray is a student of Elizabeth Hynes, vocal arts/opera department chair.
SMPTV alum, Nicholas Lawrence ’99, composed the music for The Importance of Flossing, which recently won the World Vision/Sojourners Filmmaking Competition. The film will be shown at the Sojourners Mobilization to End Poverty Convention in Washington, D.C. in late April. Watch the film
Jazz Studies alum, Aaron Arntz ’03, gets added to list of Thornton Grammy winners. Arntz played with Zappa Plays Zappa on “Peaches En Regalia,” which won a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. www.zappaplayszappa.com