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League of American Orchestras Partners with University of Southern California Arts Leadership Program to Present Essentials of Orchestra Management Seminar

January 28, 2015

The League of American Orchestras and the University of Southern California have established a new strategic partnership to develop future orchestra leaders, the two organizations announced today. The League, in association with USC’s Arts Leadership program (ARTL), will present Essentials of Orchestra Management in Los Angeles for the first time, from July 7-16, 2015. Essentials […]

USC Thornton Celebrates 28th and final Charles Dickens Dinner on Dec. 12

November 25, 2014

On Friday, Dec. 12, the USC Thornton School of Music celebrates the final Charles Dickens Dinner and the lasting legacy of 28 years of philanthropy. Titled Remembering Dickens Past, the event will take place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Friday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. For its final installment, the Dickens Dinner will honor […]

USC Thornton School of Music Opera Program to stage West Coast premiere of “The English Cat”

November 5, 2014

This November, the USC Thornton School of Music will unveil the West Coast premiere of The English Cat — a 1983 opera by famed 20th-century composer Hans Werner Henze that features a libretto by controversial British playwright Edward Bond. Download Media Image Download the Press Release

Young alum from the USC Thornton School of Music joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic

October 6, 2014

Andrew Lowy (MM, ’13), who studied under USC Thornton faculty member Yehuda Gilad, was recently awarded the position of second E-flat clarinet with the celebrated orchestra. Download the Press Release

USC Thornton School of Music named a premiere partner in New World Symphony’s MUSAIC – a 21st century online community for classical music

September 25, 2014

The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music was named a premiere partner in New World Symphony’s exciting new digital initiative, MUSAIC, which launched this week. The program brings together the world’s finest music institutions in a digital initiative that enhances music understanding for students, musicians and audiences worldwide. Download the Press Release

KUSC’s Gail Eichenthal in China Covering String Competition

August 19, 2014

Classical KUSC’s Gail Eichenthal is in Harbin, China, and will be covering the newly launched Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition for the station. View the press release here.

Popular Music students, alumni to perform at Universal CityWalk

August 6, 2014

The USC Thornton School of Music’s Popular Music Program will showcase multi-talented USC Thornton students and alumni Aug. 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the 5 Towers stage on Universal CityWalk. The free event, part of the Hollywood venue’s Music Spotlight Series, features performers representing a diverse selection of styles and musical genres, including […]

Glenn Dicterow, incoming USC Thornton faculty, to give final New York Philharmonic performances

June 24, 2014

Glenn Dicterow, incoming Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, will give his final performances as concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic from June 24 through June 28, 2014, joining pianist Yefim Bronfman and Principal Cello Carter Brey for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto.   Download the […]

USC Thornton faculty, alumni to participate in Guitar Foundation of America convention

June 4, 2014

Faculty and alumni from the USC Thornton School of Music Classical Guitar program are among the invited guests and performers at the 2014 Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) Convention, which will take place June 20-25 at California State University, Fullerton.

USC to launch groundbreaking Arts Leadership program with event featuring Kronos Quartet

April 22, 2014

The University of Southern California will launch its new Arts Leadership Program (ARTL) on Thursday, April 24, with an evening lecture and performance by Kronos Quartet, one of the world’s most innovative performance ensembles. The group will join ARTL program director Kenneth Foster, former executive director of San Francisco’s acclaimed Yerba Buena Center for the […]

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