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Vivian Stover awarded 2020 Eileen Southern Travel Grant

October 21, 2020

Vivian Stover, an undergraduate student in the Vocal Arts & Opera program, was awarded the Eileen Southern Travel Grant by the American Musicology Society (AMS) in September. The grant is awarded annually to undergraduate and graduate students underrepresented in the field of musicology, and provides funds to support travel and lodging expenses for awardees to […]


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Rozzi featured in Daily Trojan

October 20, 2020

The Daily Trojan recently featured Popular Music alum Rozzi Crane (BM ‘13), known professionally as Rozzi, in an article about her musical journey as an indie-pop singer. Rozzi is a graduate of the inaugural class of USC Thornton’s Popular Music program. Looking back at her time in the program, Rozzi remembers how the rigorous lessons, […]


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Leaha Maria Villareal’s “The Warmth of Other Suns” to air on Bang on a Can Marathon concert

October 16, 2020

USC Thornton doctoral student Leaha Maria Villareal’s “The Warmth of Other Suns,” performed by violinist Andie Tanning, will be featured in the Bang on a Can Marathon concert on Sunday, Oct. 18. The 6-hour virtual concert begins at 12:00 p.m. PDT, with Villareal’s piece airing during a set of performances beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT. […]


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Gabriel Martins wins 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition

October 14, 2020

Cellist Gabriel Martins (BM ’19), an alum of USC Thornton’s Strings program, has earned another notable award, marking his third major prize in what has been a momentous year for the decorated artist. Martins has been announced as one of two Grand Prize winners in the 2020 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. The prize […]


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Barry Tan presents live streamed concert Oct. 15

October 14, 2020

Pianist Barry Tan, a doctoral student in USC Thornton’s Keyboard Studies program, will perform a live-streamed solo concert of classical and contemporary works from his Los Angeles studio on Oct. 15 at 10:30 am. The concert of works by Bach, Nielson, Beethoven and Gershwin is presented by the West Vancouver Community Arts Council as a […]


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USC Thornton alumni launch MusiKaravan mobile concerts

October 13, 2020

USC Thornton alumni Etienne Gara and YuEun Kim (GCRT ‘15, AD ‘17), members of the celebrated chamber ensemble Delirium Musicum, have launched a unique mobile, outdoor concert series called MusiKaravan. While Delirium Musicum’s live concerts remain on hold, the two have traveled around California by car to perform safely outdoors for workers at farms and […]


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USC Thornton alumni named to Variety’s “Hollywood’s New Leaders” list

October 12, 2020

USC Thornton alumni Ludwig Göransson (GCRT ‘08) and Justin Lubliner (BS ‘12) were named two of Hollywood’s New Leaders by Variety. The list showcases the newest generation of leaders and change-makers across the entertainment industry under the age of 40, including agents, creatives, producers, and more. Lubliner is recognized for his achievements as the founder […]


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Trojan Family Weekend at USC Thornton

October 8, 2020

Celebrate Trojan Family Weekend with two events for the USC Thornton School of Music. On Thursday, Oct. 8, watch a virtual event, selections from Thornton’s Live! From Somewhere series. The performance debuts at 4:30 pm and will remain on the Trojan Family Weekend site through Friday. On Friday, Oct. 9 at 5:00 pm, join USC […]


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Los Angeles Orchestra Fellow Malik Taylor featured on Spectrum News 1

October 7, 2020

Los Angeles Orchestra Fellow Malik Taylor, one of the four Fellows accepted into the second cohort of the Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship, was recently featured in a Spectrum News 1 segment about the program. In the segment, Taylor appears with two of his earliest mentors to share his musical journey that led him to the […]


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Ambrose Akinmusire wins DownBeat Magazine critics poll in trumpet category

October 6, 2020

USC Thornton Jazz Studies alum Ambrose Akinmusire (MM ’07) was voted top trumpeter in DownBeat Magazine’s 2020 Critics Poll. Each year, Downbeat Magazine’s Critics Poll recognizes the top jazz musicians and artists in the music world and names rising stars within the jazz community. The recognition comes after the acclaimed musician released a new album […]


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