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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 will have the opportunity to 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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Calder Quartet to begin Broad Stage residency next year

July 11, 2016

The Calder Quartet, which includes USC Thornton Strings alumni Benjamin Jacobson (BM ’01, MM ’07) and Andrew Bulbrook (BM, ’02), violin, violist Jonathan Moerschel (BM ’01, MM ’03), and cellist Eric Byers (BM, ’03), will become Artists in Residence at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica next year. The ensemble… read more

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