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Turbulent Destinations

November 16, 2022

The USC Thornton Opera program presents Jonathan Dove and April De Angelis’ witty and moving opera, “Flight.”


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Multiple USC Thornton Grads and Faculty Nominated for 2023 GRAMMY Awards

November 15, 2022

Alumni and faculty from the Jazz Studies program lead a lengthy list of USC Thornton nominees.


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Coming Home to USC Thornton

November 10, 2022

Acclaimed composer Andrew Norman will return to USC Thornton as associate professor of composition in Fall 2023.


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Making the City a Classroom

November 3, 2022

Music Industry program students gained hands-on experience and networking opportunities at the Black Music Action Coalition Awards.


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The Process: Ethan Chilton

October 27, 2022

Jazz Studies alum took advantage of opportunities at USC Thornton to compose for jazz and orchestral musicians.  


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Rethinking Music History

October 14, 2022

USC Thornton is at the vanguard of a new approach to teaching music history.


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World-Builder

September 29, 2022

Composer/performer Rohan Chander (MM ’22) impresses international jury with his identity-driven work. 


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What Does Music Mean to Me?

September 21, 2022

Thornton Strings Department faculty member Yura Lee utilizes her experiences as a lifelong professional musician to instill curiosity and commitment in her students.


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A Summer to Remember

September 15, 2022

Thornton Student Ambassadors look back on a summer of unforgettable opportunities and important lessons.


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Personal Connections

September 8, 2022

USC Thornton begins the new semester with a symphony performance highlighting personal, evocative compositions.