Popular Music News from the 2012-2013 Academic Year

Songwriter David Foster’s advice to students: Don’t compromise

June 28, 2013

David Foster, a 16-time Grammy winner and three-time Oscar nominee, visited USC’s Carson Sound Stage in April to kick off the Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions, part of a new partnership between USC Thornton and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. learn more

Rozzi Crane Interviewed by SheKnows

March 20, 2013

Popular music student Rozzi Crane was interviewed by SheKnows, where she discussed touring with Maroon 5 and being mentored by Adam Levine, in addition to her upcoming EP. Read the article.

Melissa Manchester Featured in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

February 20, 2013

Popular music faculty Melissa Manchester was featured in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, noting that her music is inspired by her Jewish heritage. Read the article.

Suemy Gonzales Becomes the First Thornton Student Nominated for a Latin GRAMMY.

November 7, 2012

Suemy Gonzales and her group, Trio Ellas, are nominated for “Best Ranchero Album.” The award show will be held on November 15, in Las Vegas. Read the article.

Justin Klunk Voted “Musician of the Month”

October 20, 2012

Popular music senior Justin Klunk was recently voted “Musician of the Month” by StarCentral Magazine. Read the article.

Melissa Manchester Performs with Stevie Nicks and Babyface

September 10, 2012

This past weekend, popular music faculty Melissa Manchester performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for the Celebration of Science conference. Read the article.

Steve Trovato Featured in The Burbank Leader

August 31, 2012

The Burbank Leader highlights Steve Trovato and his weekly performances at the jazz bar, Lucy’s 51. Read the article.

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