News from the 2011-2012 Academic Year

Joseph Pereira featured in the Los Angeles Times

May 6, 2012

Percussion faculty and principal timpanist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic premieres a new concerto for percussion at Walt Disney Concert Hall commissioned by the LA Phil. Read the article


Cristian Grases mentioned in the Los Angeles Times

May 1, 2012

Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times reviewed the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s April 29 concert of Latin American choral music, which featured two works by choral faculty Cristian Grases. Read the article


Cristian Grases mentioned in the Los Angeles Times

May 1, 2012

Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times reviewed the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s April 29 concert of Latin American choral music, which featured two works by choral faculty Cristian Grases. Read the article


The Register-Guard features violin faculty Midori Goto

April 26, 2012

The Register-Guard featured violin faculty Midori Goto coaching a group of elementary school music students in Eugene, Oregon. Goto supports music education in many ways, including through her Orchestra Residencies Program, in which she spends a week in a local community working with youth orchestras and other young musicians. Read the article


Randy Newman on AirTalk

April 26, 2012

Randy Newman, member of USC Thornton’s Board of Councilors and famed composer, songwriter, singer, and pianist, joined a panel on AirTalk, on 89.3 FM KPCC, to discuss the history and future of film music. Read the article


The Register-Guard features violin faculty Midori Goto

April 26, 2012

The Register-Guard featured violin faculty Midori Goto coaching a group of elementary school music students in Eugene, Oregon. Goto supports music education in many ways, including through her Orchestra Residencies Program, in which she spends a week in a local community working with youth orchestras and other young musicians. Read the article


Randy Newman on AirTalk

April 26, 2012

Randy Newman, member of USC Thornton’s Board of Councilors and famed composer, songwriter, singer, and pianist, joined a panel on AirTalk, on 89.3 FM KPCC, to discuss the history and future of film music. Read the article


Thornton featured at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

April 17, 2012

The Los Angeles Times featured the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC, with performances by USC Thornton faculty, alumni, and student ensembles—including the studio/jazz guitar ensemble Super-Axe, directed by Richard Smith; the Jazz Honors Combo, directed by Jason Goldman; Popular Music alumnus Derik Nelson; Popular Music student Caitlin Notey; and the Cinematic Guitar […]


Thornton featured at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

April 17, 2012

The Los Angeles Times featured the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC, with performances by USC Thornton faculty, alumni, and student ensembles—including the studio/jazz guitar ensemble Super-Axe, directed by Richard Smith; the Jazz Honors Combo, directed by Jason Goldman; Popular Music alumnus Derik Nelson; Popular Music student Caitlin Notey; and the Cinematic Guitar […]


The New Jersey Chamber Singers perform works by Morten Lauridsen

April 15, 2012

The Asbury Park Press featured a concert by the New Jersey Chamber Singers, centered on work by composition faculty Morten Lauridsen. Also, Inner Harmony Online features works of Lauridsen playing in rotation. Enjoy! Read the article


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