Renée Elise Goldsberry to co-star in Marvel’s “She-Hulk” series
Tony winner and Jazz Studies alum Renée Elise Goldsberry (MM ’97) will be co-starring in Marvel’s new Disney+ series, “She-Hulk”.
Lindsay Wolfington wins at 11th Annual Guild Of Music Supervisors Awards
Music Industry faculty member Lindsay Wolfington won the award for Best Music Supervision – Television Movie at the 11th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards along with Laura Webb and Warren Fischer for her work on “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You”.
Garrett McQueen’s “Trilloquy” podcast featured in the New York Times
“Trilloquy,” a podcast hosted by USC Thornton alum Garrett McQueen (MM ‘12) and Scott Blankenship was featured in a New York Times article about the recent flourishing of classical music podcasts.
Jensen McRae interviewed by The Wall Street Journal
Popular Music alum Jensen McRae (BM ’19) was featured in a Wall Street Journal article about vaccine-themed songs for her single, “Immune”. The song is about “two friends who hook up in their car while waiting in the long line at the Dodger Stadium vaccination site and spiral out about what the future holds.” McRae originally… Continue reading Jensen McRae interviewed by The Wall Street Journal
Nina Shekhar selected to be Young Concert Artist’s Composer-in-Residence for 2021
Thornton alum Nina Shekhar (MM ’20, Composition) has been selected to be the Young Concert Artist’s Composer-in-Residence for 2021. The residency includes a 3-year management contract and a substantial financial package for three commissions. Shekhar is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at Princeton University and also serves as a Composer Teaching Artist Fellow for the Los Angeles… Continue reading Nina Shekhar selected to be Young Concert Artist’s Composer-in-Residence for 2021
Tomas Janzon earns warm reviews for latest album
USC Thornton alum Tomas Janzon (MM ’00) recently released a new album, 130th & Lenox, and received positive reviews in Downbeat magazine and JazzTimes. About Janzon’s playing, JazzTimes writes: “Even when guitarist Tomas Janzon is in full flight, his music is welcoming—he sounds as if he wants to invite us in, rather than intimidate or… Continue reading Tomas Janzon earns warm reviews for latest album
Juan Pablo Contreras selected for New Music USA’s Amplifying Voices program
Juan Pablo Contreras, a doctoral candidate in Composition and Latin GRAMMY nominee, has been named one of six composers in New Music USA’s 2020 Amplifying Voices program. With support from Sphinx Venture Fund, the program partners with six lead orchestras to co-commission new orchestral works by composers whose voices are not often represented in orchestral… Continue reading Juan Pablo Contreras selected for New Music USA’s Amplifying Voices program
Doyoung Park wins online Quebec Music International Competition
Pianist Doyoung Park, a graduate certificate candidate in Keyboard Studies, was recently awarded First Prize in the Professional category of the online 2020 Quebec Music Competition. Park won the category with her performance of the fourth movement of Samuel Barber’s Piano Sonata in E-flat minor, Op. 26. Watch the performance that won Park her first… Continue reading Doyoung Park wins online Quebec Music International Competition
Ayoni Thompson interviewed by V Magazine
USC Thornton Popular Music student Ayoni Thompson was interviewed by V Magazine about her music and inspiration. The artist was the “Pick of the Week” in the magazine’s Creativity 01 series highlighting up-and-coming creatives. Thompson discusses how she got her start writing music, artists that have inspired her sound, and her creative process while writing… Continue reading Ayoni Thompson interviewed by V Magazine
New York Times highlights 320 Festival in weekend of live streamed events
The New York Times featured the 320 Festival in its roundup of the weekend’s top events to view live online. The festival kicks off today, May 8, for three days of music performances and educational sessions about mental health and the arts. For two semesters, students of USC Thornton’s Music Industry program have been hard… Continue reading New York Times highlights 320 Festival in weekend of live streamed events