Winds and Percussion News from the 2019-2020 Academic Year


Photo of Daniel Weidlein holding saxophone

Daniel Weidlein produces debut album by vocal artist Julie Craig

January 30, 2020

USC Thornton Jazz Studies alum Daniel Weidlein (BM ’12) recently produced, arranged and orchestrated the debut album by vocal artist Julie Craig, From Here, released on Jan. 10. On the album, Craig, who is known for her roles in Broadway shows such as “Les Miserables” and “West Side Story,” performs classics and original music, backed… Continue reading Daniel Weidlein produces debut album by vocal artist Julie Craig


Strauss Shi

Strauss Shi to solo with Pacific Symphony

July 10, 2019

Violinist and USC Thornton Master’s of Music student Strauss Shi will be a featured soloist in the Pacific Symphony’s Symphony in the Cities series. Carl St.Clair, the Music Director of the Pacific Symphony and Artistic Leader and Principal Conductor of the USC Thornton Orchestras, will conduct the four concerts that will take place over two… Continue reading Strauss Shi to solo with Pacific Symphony