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  • Viola Masterclass with Kim Kashkashian

    Acclaimed violist Kim Kashkashian, a professor at the New England Conservatory of Music and GRAMMY Award-winner, leads a viola masterclass with USC Thornton Strings students.

    MacDonald Recital Hall (MUS)

  • Early Music Faculty Concert: Songs from Italian Sources

    The Early Music faculty will present music from Italian manuscripts and prints (ca. 1465-ca. 1640) performed on winds, strings, and voice. This joint-recital, titled “Songs From Italian Sources,” features faculty members Adam Gilbert, Rotem Gilbert, Jennifer Ellis Kampani, and Jason Yoshida along with Adam Bregman and alumna Aki Nishiguchi. Featured performers: Adam Gilbert, recorder, shawm, bagpipes Rotem Gilbert, recorder, shawm, bagpipes Jennifer Ellis Kampani, voice Jason Yoshida, lute, theorbo with Adam Bregman, recorder, sackbut and USC Thornton alumna Aki Nishiguchi, recorder, shawm

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • USC Thornton Symphony: Symphonie Fantastique

    Carl St.Clair leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a program featuring the works of Hector Berlioz including Le Carneval Romain and the iconic Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

  • Strings Showcase

    Outstanding students of Thornton’s Strings program present an evening of solo and chamber performances.

    MacDonald Recital Hall (MUS)

  • Violin Masterclass with Peter Herresthal

    Violinist Peter Herresthal, faculty member at the Oslo Academy and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, leads a violin masterclass with USC Thornton's talented Strings students.

    MacDonald Recital Hall (MUS)

  • Masterclass with the Cantus Vocal Ensemble

    Acclaimed as "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States," the Cantus Vocal Ensemble will present a masterclass on "Telling a Story through Song and Making Music in the Real World: What comes after college?"

    MacDonald Recital Hall (MUS)

  • Opera Scenes

    The singing actors of the USC Thornton Opera program present an exciting and wide-ranging selection of excerpts from grand opera to musical theater.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

  • Jazz Night: ALAJE

    ALAJE, the USC Thornton Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble led by Aaron Serfaty, headlines this ongoing series featuring USC Thornton student jazz ensembles.

    Carson Center (CTV)

  • Strings: Studio Showcase

    USC Thornton’s exceptional Strings students present an evening of solo and chamber works.

    MacDonald Recital Hall (MUS)

  • USC Thornton Wind Ensemble

    H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in an evening of works by composers near and far while professor Frank Ticheli conductis his Clarinet Concerto with Thornton student soloists. Works include Oscar Navarro's Downey Overture, Ingolf Dahl's Sinfonietta, Aaron Copland's Emblems, and Gunther Schuller's Parody from On Winged Flight.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

  • Jazz Night: USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra

    Bob Mintzer and the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra headline this ongoing series featuring USC Thornton student jazz ensembles.

    Carson Center (CTV)

  • Faculty Recital with Thomas Michael Allen

    Vocal Arts faculty member Thomas Michael Allen and pianist Trung Sam present an evening of works for voice and piano.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)

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    Dee Dee Panero Paakkari wins Grammy Signature Schools Grant

    December 11, 2018

    Dee Dee Panero Paakkari ’80, the director of the John Marshall High School music program in Los Angeles, was awarded a Grammy Signature Schools Grant for 2018-2020. The Music Education alum accepted the award after conducting her mandorchestra at a gala ceremony at the GRAMMY Museum in October. Since 1995,… read more

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