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L.A. Becomes the Cello Capital of the World Beginning May 13

May 11, 2016

From May 13 – 22, the world’s most celebrated cellists are gathering in Los Angeles for the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, featuring master classes and concerts, all open to the public, including a world premiere of a work written for more than 100 cellos. View the Press Release


A Springtime Celebration of Composer Morten Lauridsen

March 7, 2016

This Spring, on the eve of his 50th anniversary of teaching at the USC Thornton School of Music, the school is celebrating composer Morten Lauridsen, National Medal of Arts recipient and distinguished professor of composition, with a weekly video series that runs through May. View the Press Release


Tickets on Sale for Piatigorsky International Cello Festival

February 9, 2016

The USC Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in partnership with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, will present the festival on May 13 through May 22. Tickets are on sale through the USC Ticket Office. View the Press Release


USC Thornton welcomes Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience

January 21, 2016

The USC Thornton School of Music is pleased to host Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience tour on January 28 and 29, 2016. The tour celebrates the 100th anniversary of legendary inventor and musician Les Paul in a two-day event featuring interactive exhibits, music exploration, and hands-on entertainment. View the Press Release


October Events at USC Thornton

October 9, 2015

The USC Thornton School of Music presents dozens of concerts and recitals on the University Park campus each month—all free and open to the public and easily accessible via public transit on the Metro Expo Line. Here’s a sampling of what’s on tap for October. View the Press Release


USC Thornton Unveils a New Degree in Music Production

August 4, 2015

As a complement to its highly successful 5- year-old Popular Music major and its redesigned Music Industry degree program, the USC Thornton School of Music Division of Contemporary Music announced a new bachelor’s degree in Music Production that encompasses the creative, technical and business aspects of professional music. View the Press Release


Music Graduate Stefani Feldman Among Four USC Seniors to Receive Fulbright Grants

May 8, 2015

Stefani Feldman will graduate from USC with a bachelor’s degree in music (performance clarinet) from the USC Thornton School of Music. Feldman has studied in Oslo, Norway, and British Columbia, Canada. She received a special invitation to play in the clarinet section of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra for one concert. As a Fulbright student, Feldman […]


USC Thornton School of Music to Host Two-Day Event on Musician’s Health and Wellness

April 16, 2015

The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music will host seminars as part of the Musician’s Wellness Initiative on April 16 and 17 on USC’s University Park campus. The events, focused on vocal health and hearing wellness, includes lectures by doctors from the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Download the Press Release


USC Arts Leadership Program, in Collaboration with Visions and Voices, Hosts Leadership Symposium

April 16, 2015

The USC Arts Leadership Program will host a free two-day leadership symposium event featuring a performance by spoken-word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and a writing and performance workshop, also with Mr. Joseph. The symposium culminates in a conversation, hosted by Kenneth Foster, Director of the USC Arts Leadership Program with arts leaders from Los Angeles […]


Measures & Frames: What Happens When Music and Images Merge?

March 28, 2015

On Saturday, March 28, the University of Southern California hosts an event that pairs visionary contemporary composers with avant-garde filmmakers. Contemporary composers—Thomas Adès, Joanna Bruzdowicz, Jeffrey Holmes, Veronika Krausas and Marek Zebrowski—and filmmakers—David Lynch, Michael Patterson, Candace Reckinger and Agnès Varda—in a live collaboration, creating visual music, an emerging multidisciplinary genre. Works will be performed […]


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