Press Releases from the 2015-2016 Academic Year

L.A. Becomes the Cello Capital of the World Beginning May 13

May 11, 2016

From May 13 – 22, the world’s most celebrated cellists are gathering in Los Angeles for the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, featuring master classes and concerts, all open to the public, including a world premiere of a work written for more than 100 cellos. View the Press Release

A Springtime Celebration of Composer Morten Lauridsen

March 7, 2016

This Spring, on the eve of his 50th anniversary of teaching at the USC Thornton School of Music, the school is celebrating composer Morten Lauridsen, National Medal of Arts recipient and distinguished professor of composition, with a weekly video series that runs through May. View the Press Release

USC Thornton welcomes Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience

January 21, 2016

The USC Thornton School of Music is pleased to host Les Paul’s Big Sound Experience tour on January 28 and 29, 2016. The tour celebrates the 100th anniversary of legendary inventor and musician Les Paul in a two-day event featuring interactive exhibits, music exploration, and hands-on entertainment. View the Press Release

October Events at USC Thornton

October 9, 2015

The USC Thornton School of Music presents dozens of concerts and recitals on the University Park campus each month—all free and open to the public and easily accessible via public transit on the Metro Expo Line. Here’s a sampling of what’s on tap for October. View the Press Release

USC Thornton Unveils a New Degree in Music Production

August 4, 2015

As a complement to its highly successful 5- year-old Popular Music major and its redesigned Music Industry degree program, the USC Thornton School of Music Division of Contemporary Music announced a new bachelor’s degree in Music Production that encompasses the creative, technical and business aspects of professional music. View the Press Release

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