Four of Norman Kriger’s piano students swept the Phi Beta, Pi Iota Chapter of Los Angeles Piano Scholarship Auditions. Hyun-soo Lee (GS), Fang-Fang Shi Inouye (DMA), Benjamin Hopkins (BM), and Keenan Reesor (MM) won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place, respectively.
2008 NATS Artist Award winner, soprano Courtney Huffman (’07), will make her Carnegie Hall Solo Recital Debut on Thursday, June 18. Read the press release
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 […]
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
Warner Premiere recently released the complete Watchmen Motion Comic on DVD/Blu-Ray to coincide with the feature film opening. The score for this series was composed and produced by USC Thornton SMPTV faculty member, Lennie Moore, who created a total of over two hours of live music for 50-piece orchestra. The series initially premiered as a […]
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