American Academy of Arts and Letters inducts Stephen Hartke

Two USC Distinguished Professors, writer T. Coraghessan Boyle of USC College and composer Stephen Hartke of the USC Thornton School of Music, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters – a lifetime appointment to an elite club of the nation’s most distinguished practitioners of architecture, art, literature and music. This is the first time that any USC professor has been elected to the academy. USC Thornton dean Robert Cutietta called the academy “certainly the most prestigious cultural institution in America,” and went on to say that “our students are fortunate to be able to work with a living legend such as Stephen.”

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