Strings

Strings

Overview

The USC Thornton Strings department is a nationally distinguished top-tier program. Its eminent artist-teachers are distinguished in both individual instruction and coaching for chamber music. Exceptional standards of professionalism in performance and teaching have been upheld for more than a century by a faculty that has included Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky and William Primrose. More recent faculty have included Donald McInnes, Midori Goto, Glenn Dicterow, and the chair of the Strings department, Ralph Kirshbaum.

Strings students will have the opportunity to participate in the varied, professional-level performance groups on campus, including the USC Thornton Symphony, the USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra and many prize-winning chamber ensembles.

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Upcoming events

  • USC Thornton Symphony

    Carl St.Clair leads the USC Thornton Symphony in the opening concert of the school year with a celebratory night of music.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

  • USC Thornton Symphony

    The USC Thornton Symphony presents a night of classic repertoire in Bovard Auditorium.

    Bovard Auditorium (ADM)


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    USC musicians to perform at LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight event

    May 31, 2019

    On Saturday, June 1 the LA Phil celebrates new music with their third-annual Noon to Midnight event, a twelve-hour marathon featuring many of California’s finest ensembles in pop-up performances around Walt Disney Concert Hall. The day-long lineup features several ensembles that feature USC Thornton musicians, including USC Thornton Percussion Group,… read more

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