Formal portrait of Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas featured on PBS

Michael Tilson Thomas, a celebrated conductor, USC Thornton alum and current Judge Widney Professor of Music at USC, was recently featured in a video special on PBS about mentoring during the pandemic and working with the next generation of musicians. The special was a part of PBS NewsHour’s arts and culture series “CANVAS.”

“All the young people I’m working with have a real commitment to sharing their music and their vision with people younger than they are, and as a real life commitment, have taken on the role as a teacher in a very expanded way,” said Thomas.

Watch the special here.

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