News from the 2010-2011 Academic Year

Rod Gilfry reviewed in The New York Times

May 3, 2011

USC Thornton faculty vocalist Rod Gilfry received praise from The New York Times for his performance in the Théâtre du Châtelet’s Sweeney Todd. Read the article

Christina Whitten Thomas’ composition highlighted in Thousand Oaks Acorn

April 28, 2011

Thousand Oaks Acorn reported that Los Robles Master Chorale’s final concert of the season will feature USC Thornton alumna Christina Whitten Thomas’ My Cathedral. Read the article

Steven VanHauwaert’s USC connection noted in Long Beach Post

April 28, 2011

Long Beach Post noted that pianist Steven VanHauwaert studied with USC Thornton faculty pianists Kevin Fitz-Gerald, James Bonn, and John Perry. Read the article

Kathleen Grace and Kristin Korb featured in JazzTimes

April 25, 2011

USC Thornton faculty members Kathleen Grace and Kristin Korb were featured in JazzTimes for their contributions to the debut JazzVox CD, In Your Own Backyard. Read the article

David Morales featured in San Francisco Classical Voice

April 19, 2011

USC Thornton alumnus David Morales’ performance of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with Cantare Chorale was featured in San Francisco Classical Voice. Read the article

Norman Krieger reviewed by the Connecticut Post

April 15, 2011

USC Thornton faculty pianist Norman Krieger’s performance of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major with the Stamford Symphony was reviewed by the Connecticut Post. Read the article

LACO-USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program featured in the Los Angeles Times

April 15, 2011

The Los Angeles Times recently featured the new LACO-USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program, a collaboration between the strings program and the L.A. Chamber Orchestra (LACO). Read the article

Richard Smith’s concert listed on Smooth Vibes

April 14, 2011

Smooth Vibes noted that USC Thornton faculty guitarist Richard Smith played the Jazz & Dine event in Holland on April 10. Read the article

Ron McCurdy featured in North County Times

April 13, 2011

North County Times featured the Ron McCurdy Collective, a vocal quartet and trumpet group led by USC Thornton faculty trumpeter Ron McCurdy. The ensemble performed at the fifth annual Oceanside Jazz Festival, as did CreSCendo. Read the article highlights Bob Mintzer’s website

April 13, 2011 highlighted USC Thornton faculty saxophonist Bob Mintzer’s new website, which includes a comprehensive discography, biography, and video collection as well as previews of “over 100 Bob Mintzer compositions, arrangements, and how-to-books that Bob has written over the past quarter century.” Read the article

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