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Upcoming events

  • Choral Masterclass with Grant Gershon

    Celebrated conductor Grant Gershon, artistic director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and USC Thornton alum, leads a masterclass for USC Thornton Choral students.

    Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall (AES)

  • Music at Rush Hour: Mozart at the Keyboard

    USC Thornton Keyboard Studies Department presents “Mozart at the Keyboard," with performances by Sang Won (David) Park, Chia-Chia Shen, Soyeon An, and Erica Lee. Free refreshments will be provided courtesy of USC Graduate Student Government following the concert.

    Ramo Recital Hall (BMH)

  • Strings: Studio Showcase

    Talented students from the Strings program present an evening of unaccompanied and collaborative works, exploring the wide-ranging chamber music repertoire.

    MacDonald Recital Hall (MUS)

  • Jazz Night: Jazz Honors Combo

    The Jazz Honors Combo, a select group of USC Thornton jazz musicians led by Jason Goldman, headlines this ongoing showcase of contemporary jazz.

    The Songwriter’s Theater

  • USC Thornton Symphony: New Music for Orchestra

    Donald Crockett leads the USC Thornton Symphony in this annual concert featuring original works by Thornton student composers.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

  • Drum Day - Canceled

    The USC Thornton Community Engagement Program's annual event celebrating the percussion family of musical instruments has been canceled for the Spring 2020 semester.

    Ramo Recital Hall (BMH)

  • Jazz Night: USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra

    As part of an ongoing series, Jason Goldman leads the USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra in a concert of new original music by Jazz Studies alum Corbin Jones.

    Carson Center (CTV)

  • Musician's Wellness Initiative: Protect Those Ears!

    Expert audiologists Rebecca Lewis and John Parsons, faculty of the USC Caruso Family Center, will show how sound exposure can cause permanent damage to hearing, and give practical advice for musicians to protect their hearing throughout their careers. Free hearing screenings are available to USC Thornton students: Friday, March 6, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Gateway Practice Facility To make an appointment, call (213) 764-2843 or contact Susana Soto, susana.soto@med.usc.edu

    Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall (AES)

  • USC Thornton Edge

    Donald Crockett leads the Thornton Edge in the premiere of Finnish composer Kalevi Aho's Clarinet Concerto in a version for sinfonietta, featuring artist diploma student Yasmina Spiegelberg, and the premiere of Memoryscapes for sinfonietta and electronics by alum and current Thornton lecturer Dan Caputo.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • Strings: Studio Showcase

    Talented students from the Strings program present an evening of unaccompanied and collaborative works, exploring the wide-ranging chamber music repertoire.

    MacDonald Recital Hall (MUS)

  • Popular Music: First-Year Showcase

    USC Thornton professors Andy Abad and Patrice Rushen lead a showcase of first-year Popular Music students.

    Tommy's Place (TCC)

  • Baroque Sinfonia: Tempest Toss’d-Theatrical Music of Restoration England

    Adam Gilbert leads the Baroque Sinfonia in a performance featuring theatrical music from Restoration England with staged scenes from masques and comedies.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

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    Ted Hearne receives 2020 American Academy of Arts and Letters award

    February 26, 2020

    Composition faculty member Ted Hearne has won the 2020 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Music, awarded in honor of a composer’s significant artistic achievements. In addition to the monetary award, Hearne and the other three winners will have their music presented at a concert at the Academy… read more

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