Strings

Strings

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The USC Thornton strings department is a nationally distinguished top-tier program. Its eminent artist-teachers are distinguished in both individual instruction and coaching for chamber music. Exceptional standards of professionalism in performance and teaching have been upheld for more than a century by a faculty that has included Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky and William Primrose. Students studying strings may participate in the varied, professional-level performance groups on campus, including the USC Thornton Symphony, the USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra and many prize-winning chamber ensembles.

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Will Cravy

William Cravy wins prize in Young Artists Competition

January 26, 2016

The Jefferson Symphony awarded bassist and USC Thornton graduate student William Cravy (BM ’14, MM ’16) third place in their 2016 International Young Artists Competition. Cravy won the award for his performance of Koussevitzky’s Concerto for Double-Bass in F# minor, Op. 3. The Jefferson Symphony International Young Artists Competition has… read more

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