USC Thornton School of Music

Dean’s Circle

We are grateful to the following patrons who provide crucial leadership support to be used at the Dean’s discretion to address the immediate and emerging needs of the school.

Prodigio $50,000+

The Kessler Family

Robert J. Kolesnik, M.D.

Virtuoso $25,000+

Lisa Argyros and John Massa
Sue and Jim Femino

Hal Gaba Family Trust
Kenneth and Jennifer Kroner 

Maestro $10,000+

Thomas and Judith Beckmen
Kim and Robert Cavallo
The Choi Family
Mr. and Mrs. James K. Dunton
Monica Mancini and Gregg Field
Julie Garn
Henry Family Fund
Donald Jundong Hu

Richard and Randi Jones
Pamela and David Kolbe
T.J. and Carolyn Sue Matthews
Ann Marie and Thomas Newman
Noble Foundation
Kathleen and Dale Rosenbloom
Eric Small
Geneva and Chuck Thornton

Impresario $5,000+

Ellen and Randolph Beatty
Gail Eden Eichenthal
Matthew E. Fabela
John and Julie Fogerty
The Ginsburg Family
Ken and Judith Joy

Laura Kanter
Sharon A. Lilly
Marcellus, Suzanne, Camden, Jensen
and Holden McRae
Christine Marie Ofiesh

Aficionado $2,500+

Ran Baron, in memoriam
Drs. Gary and Tonya Blache
Yvonne Bogdanovich and Family
David and Amy Fink
Kirk Brattkus and Erica Fishman
Kathlyn Yuba Fujikawa
Tom and Anne Hill
Richard Kirtland

The Loew Family
Masako Maki
Eugenia Novikov and Dmitri Novikov
Janet Romanishin
Susan and J. Rosenthal
Cynthia and David Shapiro
Nick and Toni Strimple
Ningchen Yu

Listing updated as of October 12, 2022. Every effort has been made to ensure that this list is complete and accurate. If an error or omission has been made, please contact the USC Thornton Office of Advancement at (213) 740-6474 or