News from the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Jon Burlingame in The New York Times

June 29, 2010

Thornton faculty member quoted in an obituary for Emmy Award-winning television composer Allyn Ferguson. Read the obituary


USC Thornton Graduate Student Pauline Yang featured in Sarasota Herald Tribune

June 11, 2010

Yang, selected as one of Glamour magazine’s top 10 college women in 2008, will perform in the Sarasota Music Festival. Read the article


Tim Page interviewed on NPR about Jascha Heifetz

June 11, 2010

It’s the 75th anniversary of Heifetz’s celebrated recording of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Read the article


Paul Ellison and David Moore mentioned in Strings Magazine

June 3, 2010

Strings Magazine featured Paul Ellison and David Moore in a news item titled “USC Doubles Down on Double Bass.” The article mentions that Ellison will return to Thornton in the fall as visiting-artist-faculty and that Moore was promoted to full-time faculty. Read the news item


Peter Boyer’s “The Dream Lives On” premieres in Boston

May 18, 2010

Celebrated composer and USC Thornton School of Music alumnus Peter Boyer ’96 will premiere his new work, “The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers,” in Boston’s Symphony Hall. Read the article


Eric Guinivan wins BMI Student Composer Award

May 17, 2010

USC Thornton composition student Eric Guinivan is one of eleven winners named in the 58th Annual BMI Student Composer Awards in New York. Read the article


USC Thornton’s Commencement featured in the Los Angeles Times

May 14, 2010

The Los Angeles Times featured USC’s commencement, which honored former Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Esa-Pekka Salonen with an honorary degree. Read the article


Brent McMunn quoted in the Los Angeles Times

May 13, 2010

The Los Angeles Times quoted USC Thornton Opera music director Brent McMunn about the rarity of opera performers voicing criticism during a production’s run. Read the article


The Los Angeles Times ran an obituary for USC Thornton namesake Flora Thornton

May 8, 2010

The Los Angeles Times ran an obituary for Flora Thornton, namesake and benefactor of the USC Thornton School. Thornton’s $25 million gift to the school in 1999 was the largest donation to a United States music school at the time; Thornton also helped fund a new USC music building as well as the USC/Norris Comprehensive […]


Del Mar Times highlighted an upcoming performance by USC Thornton faculty member Carl Verheyen

May 6, 2010

Del Mar Times reported that Carl Verheyen of the USC Thornton School will perform at a concert in Encinitas to benefit The San Dieguito Heritage Museum. Read the preview


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