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In Memoriam: Lamont Dozier

August 11, 2022

The celebrated songwriter was the first artist-in-residence of USC Thornton’s Popular Music program.


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In Memoriam: Thom Mason

August 11, 2022

Remembering a beloved faculty member and professor emeritus of jazz studies.


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Meet The New Faculty: Christian Amonson

August 9, 2022

As part of a series honoring faculty appointments, USC Thornton celebrates Christian Amonson’s appointment as an assistant professor of practice in music technology.


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When Dreams Become Reality

August 4, 2022

Thornton Strings Department Alumna Karoline Menezes Has Performed with Stars Like Beyoncé and Billie Eilish.


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Meet The New Faculty: Andrae Alexander

August 2, 2022

As part of a series honoring faculty appointments, USC Thornton celebrates Andrae Alexander’s new position as an assistant professor of practice.


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In memoriam: Vincent DeRosa

July 28, 2022

The esteemed musician, who died at 101, set a playing standard that continues today.


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Meet The New Faculty: Paul Jackson, Jr.

July 26, 2022

As part of a new series this spring, USC Thornton recognizes Paul Jackson, Jr.’s new position as an assistant professor of practice.


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A series of diverse, live events ushers in the fall 2022 semester at USC Thornton

July 20, 2022

A series of diverse, live events ushers in the fall 2022 semester at USC Thornton.


Josh Kun named interim dean of the USC Thornton School of Music

July 13, 2022

The award-winning music historian, critic and curator will temporarily lead the school.


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Lessons in Mastering The Recording Studio

July 6, 2022

Third-year pop performance program students become session musicians and producers at LA’s historic Village Studios.