News from the 2003-2004 Academic Year

No strings attached

March 30, 2004

A new USC guitar program offers local middle-school students free weekly instruction— instruments included. The semester-long endeavor, emphasizing R & B, rock and jazz styles, will culminate in a summer recital at L.A.’s famed House of Blues. Read the story

Meeting the master

March 11, 2004

In a master class open to the public, world-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma charms and coaxes beauty from USC student-artists. Read the story

Musical Chairs

September 21, 2003

In this profile of the USC Thornton School, a rich orchestral history yields to a richer-still quest for musical multiplicity. Read the story

Back in the U.S.S.R.

July 21, 2003

A prizewinner in the first International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, Daniel Pollack struck a chord with the Russian public that still resonates 45 years later. Read the story