Adam del Monte premieres new flamenco opera

February 5, 2019

Adam del Monte, USC Thornton faculty member and a celebrated flamenco guitarist, showcased scenes from his new flamenco opera, Llantos 1492, at the 2019 Tucson Desert Song Festival in January. The concert version of Llantos 1492, the world’s first flamenco opera concert, features five singers and a piano reduction of the score with del Monte’s wife, Mercedes […]

Yoko Rosenbaum

Yoko Rosenbaum presents research at National Collegiate Research Conference

February 5, 2019

Yoko Rosenbaum, a sophomore double major in Piano Performance at USC Thornton and Philosophy, Politics, and Law at USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, presented at the 2019 National Collegiate Research Conference, the nation’s largest student-run research conference, at Harvard University from January 24-26. Rosenbaum’s looked at the lives and works of renowned […]

Callisto Trio

Callisto Trio earns standing ovation in Amsterdam

January 31, 2019

Pianist Katelyn Vahala, a USC Thornton undergraduate, and alumna cellist Annie Jacobs-Perkins ’18, are currently touring Holland and Bratislava with the Callisto Trio, which also features violinist Geneva Lewis. On Jan. 13, the trio earned a standing ovation for their performance of Schoenfield, Ives and Dvorak at the Concertgebouw. Formed in 2011, the Callisto Trio […]

Sara Gazarek

Sara Gazarek to preview new album in Seattle this weekend

January 30, 2019

Sara Gazarek, a USC Thornton Jazz Studies faculty member, is set to debut her seventh album in her hometown of Seattle at the Jazz Alley, Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. “Thirsty Ghost,” which is to be released later this year, shows a different side to Gazarek, breaking away from her typical upbeat and more optimistic […]

Cristian Grases to present at 2020 World Symposium

January 29, 2019

Christian Grases, a USC Thornton Choral and Sacred Music faculty member, has been invited to present at the 2020 World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland, New Zealand. This premier festival of choirs is hosted by a major city around the world every three years and is where the leading choirs, conductors, composers and administrators […]

Judith Farmer performs at Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium

January 28, 2019

Judith Farmer, USC Thornton faculty member in bassoon, performed with alumnus Nick Gerpe (DMA ‘12) at the 2019 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium (MQVC), held at the Colburn School from January 11-13. MQVC is a three-day event that includes master classes, presentations, performances, and a competition for female bassoonists. Farmer, a 2016 GRAMMY […]

Jeffrey Kahane

Jeffrey Kahane earns rave review with Houston Symphony

January 28, 2019

Keyboard Studies professor Jeffrey Kahane earned a rave review in the San Angelo Standard-Times for his performance of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Houston Symphony. Kahane’s performance, described as “simply spectacular” and “an extension of him(self),” ended with an encore of “America the Beautiful” where he briefly switched into a minor key, resulting in […]

Midori Goto

Midori Goto featured in

January 24, 2019 recently featured USC Distinguished Professor Midori Goto for a masterclass she presented at USC Thornton last Spring. In “The Art of Giving a Masterclass,” Midori encouraged students to think how they would structure their own masterclasses, an important skill when hunting for a teaching job. The article highlighted the thought process behind how instructors […]

Lindsay Wolfington

Lindsay Wolfington nominated for Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

January 23, 2019

Lindsay Wolfington, a USC Thornton Music Industry faculty member, was nominated for the Guild of Music Supervisor Awards in the Best Music Supervision in a Television Limited Series or Movie category for her work with “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” a popular Netflix series. The Guild of Music Supervisor Awards highlights the highest […]

Sara Hiner

Sara Hiner named director of Settlement Music School’s Germantown Branch

January 23, 2019

USC Thornton alumna Sara Hiner (BM ’04, MM ’06) was recently appointed director of the Germantown Branch of the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia. Settlement, one of the oldest and largest community schools of the arts in the nation, provides financial aid to more than 60% of their students in music, dance and the creative […]

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