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William Kanengiser and Scott Tennant perform at the Albany Symphony season finale

June 10, 2021

USC Thornton faculty members William Kanengiser and Scott Tenant perform a weekend of solo and duo works for classical guitar as part of the Albany Symphony’s season finale.


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Paul Jackson Jr. highlighted in Mixdown Magazine

June 7, 2021

Popular Music faculty member Paul Jackson Jr. was highlighted by Mixdown Magazine as one of four examples of “what a great session guitarists should aim to be”.


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Adriana Balic featured in documentary about pop singer P!nk

June 3, 2021

Adriana Balic, a faculty member in the Popular Music program, was featured in a new film “All I Know So Far” about pop singer P!nk. The documentary released on Amazon Prime follows the singer’s 2019 European tour in support of her album “Beautiful Trauma.”


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Etienne Gara named Soraya’s next Artist in Residence

June 1, 2021

Violinist and USC Thornton alum Etienne Gara has been named Soraya’s next Artist in Residence. To kick off the two-year residency, The Soraya will present MusiKaravan, a series of short films to begin airing on May 6th, that follow Gara and fellow Delirium Musicum member YuEun Kim (GCRT ‘15, AD ‘17) on a pandemic road trip across California as they safely spread music and joy. One new episode will be released every Thursday throughout the summer on The Soraya’s and MusiKaravan’s social media channels.


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USC Thornton alums featured in new video by Olivia Rodrigo

May 27, 2021

The latest music video from chart-topping artist Olivia Rodrigo was a family affair for the USC Thornton School of Music’s Popular Music program. A live performance of Rodrigo’s new single, “favorite crime,” for Vevo LIFT features alumni Liv Slingerland ’15 on guitar as well as three backing singers from Thornton: alums Tehillah Alphonso ’20 and […]


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Relaye profiled in Daily Trojan

May 26, 2021

USC alum Isaac Lucas (MI ’15), also known under his stage name Relaye, was profiled by the Daily Trojan about his career path as a producer so far.


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Renée Elise Goldsberry to co-star in Marvel’s “She-Hulk” series

May 24, 2021

Tony winner and Jazz Studies alum Renée Elise Goldsberry (MM ’97) will be co-starring in Marvel’s new Disney+ series, “She-Hulk”.


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Lindsay Wolfington wins at 11th Annual Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards

May 21, 2021

Music Industry faculty member Lindsay Wolfington won the award for Best Music Supervision – Television Movie at the 11th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards along with Laura Webb and Warren Fischer for her work on “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”.


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Garrett McQueen’s “Trilloquy” podcast featured in the New York Times

May 19, 2021

“Trilloquy,” a podcast hosted by USC Thornton alum Garrett McQueen (MM ‘12) and Scott Blankenship was featured in a New York Times article about the recent flourishing of classical music podcasts.


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Nick Stoubis awarded the Distinguished Faculty Service Award

May 13, 2021

Nick Stoubis, the Chair of the Studio Guitar program at USC Thornton, was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Service Award by the USC Academic Senate. The award honors faculty service to the University that is beyond normal research, administrative, clinical, and teaching responsibilities. The plaque that was part of the award given to Stoubis on Wednesday, […]


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