As of Fall 2006

Art Bartner, Trojan Marching Band
Art Bartner received the Lowell Mason Award in Music Education in Washington, D.C. on March 9th. This is the highest award given by the Music Educators National Conference.

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, the Grammy-winning ensemble that comprises of John Dearman (BM ’81, MM ’83), Andre York (MM ’86) and Thornton faculty members Bill Kanengiser (BM ’81, MM ’83) and Scott Tennant (BM ’86), issued Spin, their third recording for TELARC. The new tunes were written for and by LAGQ and features two pieces in collaboration with Scottish percussion virtuoso Colin Currie.

Thornton Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra, and Choir
Recorded in 2000, the album The Sacred Music of Louie Bellson and The Jazz Ballet was released this past year, featuring the Thornton Orchestra, Jazz Orchestra, and Choir.