News from the 2012-2013 Academic Year

Kevin Fitz-Gerald Reviewed by the Daily News

April 30, 2013

Piano faculty Kevin Fitz-Gerald’s performance at the Peninsula Symphony concert was considered the “high point” in the Daily News‘ review of the concert. Read the article.


LAGQ Featured in Oregon Arts Watch

April 24, 2013

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, consisting of Thornton alumni John Dearman, Matthew Greif, William Kanengiser, and Scott Tennant, was featured on Oregon Arts Watch for their performance with the Oregon Symphony. Read the article.


Garry Schyman Interviewed by Forbes

April 16, 2013

Scoring for motion picture and television faculty Garry Schyman was recently interviewed on scoring the soundrack to the videogame Bioshock: Infinite. Read the article.


Dino Meneghin Interviewed by MTV

April 13, 2013

Studio/jazz guitar alumnus Dino Meneghin addressed how he became the composer for the show, Teen Wolf, and what to expect from its upcoming season. Read the article.


Bill Watrous and Bob Mintzer Mentioned in The Houstonian

April 4, 2013

Jazz studies faculty Bill Watrous was featured in The Houstonian for his 53rd Bill Watrous Jazz Festival. The article also mentioned jazz studies chair Bob Mintzer, who is holding clinics throughout the festival. Read the article.


Christopher Bartz Highlighted by the Sierra Madre Weekly

April 1, 2013

Doctoral student Christopher Bartz was highlighted in a Sierra Madre Weekly article on his upcoming performance in the Burbank Philharmonic’s “Mostly Mozart” concert. Read teh article.


Grace Xia Zhao Profiled by the Daily Bulletin

March 30, 2013

Alumna Grace Xia Zhao was profiled by the Daily Bulletin on what led her to become an award-winning master concert pianist. Read the article.


Phil Placenti Contributes to MajoringInMusic Article

March 27, 2013

Phil Placenti, assistant dean of admission and student affairs, contributed to a MajoringInMusic article about dual degrees, double majors, and music minors and what they entail. Read the article.


Judith Farmer Interviewed by The Double Reed

March 27, 2013

The Double Reed recently interviewed bassoon faculty Judith Farmer, along with composer Gernot Wolfgang, on their relationship as collaborators. Read the article.


Steven Vanhauwaert Profiled by Easy Reader News

March 25, 2013

Easy Reader News featured Thornton alumnus Steven Vanhauwaert in a profile, highlighting the pianist’s influences. Read the article.


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