Press Releases from the 2012-2013 Academic Year

Reality Check

May 30, 2013

USC Thornton students have long moonlighted as performers in the background of high-profile television shows, but faculty conductor Larry Livingston steps out from the shadows in the USA Network’s new reality series, The Moment Download the Press Release


Ken Cazan Directs Two Acclaimed Productions and Announces New Collaboration

April 24, 2013

Ken Cazan, resident stage director of the USC Thornton Opera and chair of the Vocal Arts & Opera program, directs two acclaimed productions and announces new collaboration Download the Press Release


Diane Wittry Receives USC Thornton School of Music’s Outstanding Alumnus Award

April 23, 2013

Presented annually at USC Thornton’s Honors Convocation, the Outstanding Alumnus Award is conferred upon a Thornton graduate whose artistic or scholarly accomplishments reflect the ideals of the school and further the art of music. Download the Press Release


USC Thornton Board of Councilor Member Randy Newman Among 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

April 17, 2013

On April 18, USC Thornton Board of Councilors member Randy Newman will be inducted into the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Download the Press Release


USC Thornton’s Popular Music Program Presents Senior Showcase at Troubadour

April 16, 2013

The inaugural class of the USC Thornton School of Music’s groundbreaking Popular Music program prepares to graduate with a final showcase at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. Download the Press Release


Robert Mann to Perform with His Quartet to Celebrate the Installation of Glenn Dicterow

March 21, 2013

Legendary Violinist Robert Mann to Perform with His Quartet to Celebrate the Installation of Glenn Dicterow in the Newly Established Robert Mann Chair in Strings And Chamber Music at the USC Thornton School of Music Download the Press Release


The USC Thornton School of Music and Songwriters Hall of Fame Launch New Master Session Series

March 19, 2013

Inaugural Master Session to feature legendary music producer and songwriter David Foster. Download the Press Release


Daniel Pollack and the First International Tchaikovsky Competition

March 1, 2013

Daniel Pollack, professor of keyboard studies at the USC Thornton School of Music, reflects on the death of Van Cliburn and their time together at the first International Tchaikovsky Competition of 1958. Download the Press Release


USC Thornton School of Music at the Forefront of Studies About the Role that Music Plays in Childhood Development

February 14, 2013

New faculty, new research, and a partnership with the USC Brain and Creativity Institute has the USC Thornton School of Music set to become a leader in studies about the role of music in childhood development Download the Press Release


USC Thornton School of Music Faculty Stephen Hartke and Alumnus Michael Tilson Thomas Win Grammys

February 11, 2013

2013 GRAMMY nominees included a diverse array of faculty, alumni, and students of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Distinguished Professor Stephen Hartke and noted alumnus Michael Tilson Thomas took awards. Download the Press Release


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