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“The Triumph of Life” is the jubilant title of USC Thornton’s first official concert of the 2017-18 academic year, marking the return of maestro Carl St.Clair as he leads the USC Thornton Symphony through a spirited program of Mahler and Prokofiev (Friday, Sep. 8th at Bovard Auditorium, 7:30PM). It’s a fitting theme, however, for an […]
The USC Thornton School of Music, continuing to reimagine music education in the 21st century, is unveiling five innovative new master’s degree programs, in Arts Leadership, Community Music, Contemporary Teaching Practice, Music Industry, and Screen Scoring. Download the release here.
The Curtis Institute of Music welcomes celebrated violinist Midori to the faculty beginning in the 2018–19 school year. Midori comes to Curtis after 14 years on the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music, where she was a distinguished professor, a department chair for eight years, and holder of the esteemed Jascha Heifetz Chair […]
USC Thornton’s celebrated Opera Program brings a new production of Hector Berlioz’ sparkling comedy, Béatrice et Bénédict, to the Los Angeles stage. In a contemporary twist, the opera, which is based on Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and originally set in 16th Century Italy, has been charmingly updated to the setting of a Southern California […]
The USC Thornton School of Music has created its first-ever venue designed especially for songwriters. The Songwriter’s Theater, which will be inaugurated on March 24, involved an extensive renovation of a space in the lower level of The Music Complex on campus. Read the Press Release
Andrew Norman (’02, MM ’04), USC Thornton School of Music alumnus and a member of the Composition faculty, has won the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. Norman received the honor for Play, a 45-minute orchestral piece originally commissioned by the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in 2013. Download the Pres Release
This November, the USC Thornton Opera Program presents Osvaldo Golijov’s challenging, flamenco-inspired contemporary opera, “Ainadamar,” in three performances. Download the Press Release
USC Thornton and LACO celebrate their educational and performance partnership with a series of events throughout the 2016-17 season. Download the Press Release
The USC Thornton School of Music and the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance are collaborating on a new program that will allow music and dance students to study in Paris this May. Download the full press release
Paul Jackson, Jr. named artist-in-residence after Garn family endows fund to bring visiting artists to USC Thornton School of Music
Noted guitarist, producer and composer Paul Jackson, Jr. has been named the first recipient of the Garn Family Contemporary Music Artist-in-Residence Endowed Fund established by Doug and Julie Garn, parents of a Popular Music alum. Download PDF