News from the 2004-2005 Academic Year

Guests get an insider’s view of famed factory

April 8, 2005

Longtime USC supporters of the Thornton’s All-Steinway School Initiative tour the 125-year-old Steinway factory building where quality is the top priority. Read the story

Making way for beautiful music

February 10, 2005

A 1981 handcrafted double harpsichord is introduced to great acclaim at a recent Music Masters concert. The instrument is the second to be ready for regular performance use by the USC Thornton School of Music. Read the story

Pure of Hartke

December 21, 2004

New-music cognoscenti have prized his purposeful, inventive voice for nearly 25 years. But since 2003—the year one critic dubbed his “coming-out party”—even the uninitiated have started to spark to the ism-less art of Stephen Hartke. Read the story