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Renowned French horn performer and teacher Julie Landsman joins USC Thornton faculty

July 14, 2020

The USC Thornton School of Music is delighted to announce that renowned French horn performer and teacher Julie Landsman is joining its faculty. Julie Landsman, who was the principal horn with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra for 25 years, will join the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music beginning this fall. For the next […]

University of Southern California cancels Piatigorsky International Cello Festival

March 11, 2020

The University of Southern California has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, scheduled to take place March 13-22. Download the Press Release

Spring 2020 Events Preview

January 21, 2020

The Spring 2020 semester at USC Thornton brings with it an impressively packed calendar of events – masterclasses, concerts, forums, operas, recitals, galas – all marked by the uncompromising talent of the students, alumni and faculty. Take a look at just a few of the many events in store, and join us for a memorable […]

Fall 2019 Season Highlights

September 3, 2019

Another school year is here, and the USC Thornton School of Music has an amazing semester of events planned. This semester’s concerts, masterclasses, and more are a testament to the artistry and versatility of USC Thornton’s incredible student musicians. USC Thornton Fall 2019 Event Highlights

USC Thornton celebrates Morten Lauridsen with concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall

April 8, 2019

On Sunday, April 14, a farewell concert at Disney Hall honors distinguished professor and composer’ s 50+ years with USC, while showcasing USC Thornton musicians. Download PDF>

A New Model for Classical Music Education

August 20, 2018

In its continuing commitment to a virtuosic education for musicians, USC Thornton will unveil a new educational model for classical music beginning in the Fall of 2019. Download PDF >

Collaboration thrives at USC Thornton this Spring

January 31, 2018

This Spring’s events are marked by a uniquely collaborative spirit at the USC Thornton School of Music with concerts planned across departments, ensembles, and even schools. Download PDF >

USC Thornton Opera Program presents Handel’s “Alcina”

November 13, 2017

Love, indeed, conquers all who step onto the island of the sorceress Alcina – but in George Frideric Handel’s exquisite opera seria of the same title, love takes on an almost frightening magic. This Thursday through Sunday, the celebrated USC Thornton Opera program will present Handel’s Alcina in four performances at USC’s Bing Theatre. Download […]

Distinguished violinist Pamela Frank joins USC Thornton faculty in collaboration with prominent physical therapist Howard Nelson

November 6, 2017

Pamela Frank, an internationally renowned violinist and pedagogue, will teach graduate students in violin while notable physical therapy specialist Howard Nelson will lead wellness events and evaluations for Strings students during the 2018-2019 school year. Download the full release as a PDF >

Announcing the Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship

October 15, 2017

The USC Thornton School of Music, Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA) and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) have teamed up to launch a post-graduate fellowship program for musicians from underrepresented communities on the verge of launching careers in orchestral performance. Download the PDF >

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