Third-year Popular Music students present original music written, arranged, and performed under the direction of professors Patrice Rushen and Richard Smith. POPULAR MUSIC SHOWCASES: First Year - Wed., Feb. 28 at 8PM - Tommy's Place Second Year - Fri., Mar. 2 at 8PM - Carson Center First Year - Wed., Apr. 25 at 8PM - Tommy's Place Second Year - Fri., Apr. 27 at 8PM - Carson Center Third Year - Sat., Apr. 28 at 7:30PM - Carson Center Senior Showcase - TBD
Always a popular event, this competition performance brings selected student finalists from the Strings department before a panel of guest adjudicators.
A day-long symposium celebrates the groundbreaking, science-informed voice teaching of William Vennard (1909-1971), chair of USC Thornton's voice department for over two decades. Speakers include Stephen Austin, Ken Bozeman, Thomas Cleveland, Cindy Dewey, Lynn Helding, Scott McCoy, Kari Ragan, and Donald Simonson, and the event will culminated in the dedication of the USC Libraries' William Vennard Collection, which consists of his personal lesson notes, books, and other research materials. Doheny Memorial Library, Room #240 "Friends of the USC Libraries" Lecture Hall This event is made possible by a USC Libraries Dean's Challenge Grant and is co-sponsored by the USC Thornton School of Music.