In this video, Judith Farmer, bassoon faculty at the USC Thornton School of Music, introduces Karl Öhlberger’s Etude based on The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky with students Brittany Seits, bassoon, and Chelsea Whitacker, piano.
The video was released through USC Thornton’s collaboration with New World Symphony’s MUSAIC project. USC Thornton was named a premiere partner in New World Symphony’s new digital initiative. MUSAIC is an interactive online community that represents a new approach to the time-honored tradition of passing musical knowledge to succeeding generations.
“Some of our MUSAIC videos will be interviews with individual faculty, while others will feature faculty working with students,” said USC Thornton Vice Dean of Division of Classical Performance Studies, Lucinda Carver. “I’m eager to work with my distinguished colleagues in the Classical Division, to highlight their skills and showcase the extraordinarily gifted faculty and students that make up the USC Thornton School of Music.”