Events for Master Class

Classical Guitar Masterclass with Tilman Hoppstock

German guitarist Tilman Hoppstock, noted for his interpretations of Bach, presents a masterclass in classical guitar performance.

Vocal Masterclass with Ana Maria Martinez

Soprano Ana Maria Martinez, currently appearing in LA Opera's production of Carmen, presents a masterclass for Thornton Vocal Arts majors. Martinez enjoys an international performing career that spans the world's most important opera houses and concert halls.

Chamber Music Masterclass with Ian Swensen

Ian Swensen, currently on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, leads a chamber music masterclass with outstanding Thornton students.

Vocal Masterclass with Patrick Carfizzi

Bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi, who is celebrating his eighteenth season performing with the Metropolitan Opera, presents a masterclass for USC Thornton Vocal Arts majors. Carfizzi will perform the role of Major General Stanley in the San Diego Opera's upcoming production of Pirates of Penzance.

Bassoon Masterclass with William Buchman

The assistant principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, William Buchman leads a masterclass for USC Thornton Winds & Percussion students.

Viola Masterclass with Kim Kashkashian

Internationally-renowned violist Kim Kashkashian leads a masterclass with the talented students of the USC Thornton School of Music.

Vocal Forum with Nate Bachhuber

Nate Bachhuber, the LA Phil's Artistic Administrator for Artistic Planning, takes Thornton Vocal Arts majors through a mock audition, teaching them the in's and out's of a successful audition experience.

CollabFest@USC: Keyboard Collaborative Arts

In the culminating event for CollabFest@USC, a day-long symposium of masterclasses and colloquium presented by the Keyboard Studies department, alumni and guest artists will perform classics from the vocal and instrumental music repertoire, including a world premiere by Alan L. Smith. Alumni performers include pianists Joel Clifft, Mitsuko Morikawa, Elvia Puccinelli, and Lisa Sylvester along with guest artists including soprano Kathleen Roland, violinist Alex Russell, and flutist James Walker.

Classical Guitar Masterclass with Pepe Romero

Classical guitar master and Thornton faculty member Pepe Romero offers an up-close glimpse into his renowned artistry in three masterclasses. Romero is the second son of "The Royal Family of the Guitar." His contributions to the field of classical guitar have inspired a number of distinguished composers to write works specifically for him, including Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Thursday, November 2, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Thursday, November 2, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall

Classical Guitar Masterclass with Pepe Romero

Classical guitar master and Thornton faculty member Pepe Romero offers an up-close glimpse into his renowned artistry in three masterclasses. Romero is the second son of "The Royal Family of the Guitar." His contributions to the field of classical guitar have inspired a number of distinguished composers to write works specifically for him, including Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Thursday, November 2, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Thursday, November 2, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall

Classical Guitar Masterclass with Pepe Romero

Classical guitar master and Thornton faculty member Pepe Romero offers an up-close glimpse into his renowned artistry in three masterclasses. Romero is the second son of "The Royal Family of the Guitar." His contributions to the field of classical guitar have inspired a number of distinguished composers to write works specifically for him, including Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall Thursday, November 2, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall Thursday, November 2, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall

Vocal Masterclass with Lisa Popeil

Vocal coach Lisa Popeil leads USC Thornton students in an "Introduction to Commercial Styles," exploring contemporary vocal techniques for classical singers. Creator of the Vocalworks Method, Popeil coaches vocalists in film, TV, musical theater, and recording worlds.