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Led by prominent and internationally distinguished faculty members Ladd Thomas and Cherry Rhodes, students of the USC Thornton School of Music Organ Studies program are richly educated in the performance of all periods of music written for this iconic instrument. Alumni of the program have received grants and awards at local, regional, national and international levels. In addition to their activities as performing artists in the field, the graduates of the organ department occupy significant university, college and church positions.

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Organ student Weicheng Zhao takes AGO competition prizes

June 27, 2016

Weicheng Zhao (MM ’14), a doctoral candidate in the USC Thornton Organ Studies department, recently won both 3rd Place and the Audience Prize at the American Guild of Organists (AGO) National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP). Zhao studies with Thornton faculty members Ladd Thomas and Cherry Rhodes. The… read more

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