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USC Thornton School of Music Opera Program to stage West Coast premiere of “The English Cat”

November 5, 2014

This November, the USC Thornton School of Music will unveil the West Coast premiere of The English Cat — a 1983 opera by famed 20th-century composer Hans Werner Henze that features a libretto by controversial British playwright Edward Bond. Download Media Image Download the Press Release


Young alum from the USC Thornton School of Music joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic

October 6, 2014

Andrew Lowy (MM, ’13), who studied under USC Thornton faculty member Yehuda Gilad, was recently awarded the position of second E-flat clarinet with the celebrated orchestra. Download the Press Release


USC Thornton School of Music named a premiere partner in New World Symphony’s MUSAIC – a 21st century online community for classical music

September 25, 2014

The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music was named a premiere partner in New World Symphony’s exciting new digital initiative, MUSAIC, which launched this week. The program brings together the world’s finest music institutions in a digital initiative that enhances music understanding for students, musicians and audiences worldwide. Download the Press Release


Popular Music students, alumni to perform at Universal CityWalk

August 6, 2014

The USC Thornton School of Music’s Popular Music Program will showcase multi-talented USC Thornton students and alumni Aug. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the 5 Towers stage on Universal CityWalk. The free event, part of the Hollywood venue’s Music Spotlight Series, features performers representing a diverse selection of styles and musical genres, including […]


Glenn Dicterow, incoming USC Thornton faculty, to give final New York Philharmonic performances

June 24, 2014

Glenn Dicterow, incoming Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, will give his final performances as concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic from June 24 through June 28, 2014, joining pianist Yefim Bronfman and Principal Cello Carter Brey for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.   Download the […]


USC Thornton faculty, alumni to participate in Guitar Foundation of America convention

June 4, 2014

Faculty and alumni from the USC Thornton School of Music Classical Guitar program are among the invited guests and performers at the 2014 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) Convention, which will take place June 20-25 at California State University, Fullerton.


USC to launch groundbreaking Arts Leadership program with event featuring Kronos Quartet

April 22, 2014

The University of Southern California will launch its new Arts Leadership Program (ARTL) on Thursday, April 24, with an evening lecture and performance by Kronos Quartet, one of the world’s most innovative performance ensembles. The group will join ARTL program director Kenneth Foster, former executive director of San Francisco’s acclaimed Yerba Buena Center for the […]


The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE and University of Southern California announce affiliate partnership

April 15, 2014

The University of Southern California has been named the first official university affiliate of The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, it was announced today. This new partnership emerged out of a longstanding relationship with the USC Thornton School of Music. As a GRAMMY Museum university affiliate, USC will have access to GRAMMY Museum content for […]


USC Thornton and San Francisco Conservatory of Music represent United States at inaugural Asia-Pacific Music Summit

April 9, 2014

Two of the leading music schools from the West Coast, the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, represented the United States last week at the inaugural Asia-Pacific Music Summit. The four-day event took place April 2-5 in Sydney, Australia, and included leading music schools from Asia […]


Michael Tilson Thomas named Judge Widney Professor of Music

April 7, 2014

Michael Tilson Thomas, one of the world’s most prominent musicians and a two-time alumnus of the USC Thornton School of Music (’67 and MM ’76), has been named a Judge Widney Professor of Music at USC. The appointment, which takes effect in Fall 2015, will give USC Thornton students the chance to work directly with […]


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