Posts Tagged ‘Arts Leadership’


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Women in Music

March 16, 2022

In recognition of Women’s History Month, USC Thornton honors the talents, accomplishments and experiences of its female students, alumni, faculty and staff.


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Building the Next Generation of Leaders in the Arts

January 19, 2022

The Arts Leadership master’s degree is a customized experience aimed to help students realize their dreams.


Robert Cutietta, dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, speaking at a charity event at USC

Robert Cutietta: 20 Years of Visionary Excellence

August 20, 2021

The Dean of both the USC Thornton School of Music and the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance reflects on 20 years of leadership at USC.


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Spring in Review: Celebrating the Thornton Community

July 8, 2021

Reflecting on an unprecedented semester of learning and performing together, the USC Thornton School of Music celebrates the ingenuity and innovation of our students, faculty and alumni.


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Designing Their Lives as Artists

April 27, 2021

Innovators and entrepreneurs create their own path with USC’s Arts Leadership program, a graduate program that redefines how we think about and practice arts leadership in the 21st century.


Alumni featured in Los Angeles Times about pandemic loss and hope

March 19, 2021

Three USC Thornton alumni were recently featured in a Los Angeles Times article on classical musicians’ stories of pandemic loss and hope. Alexander Blake (DMA ‘19), Melissa Tong (BM ‘00), and Jonathan Karoly (BM ‘97) shared their stories of overcoming struggles during the pandemic and embracing new opportunities. “This time has confirmed that I’m a… Continue reading Alumni featured in Los Angeles Times about pandemic loss and hope


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Jazmín Morales

February 5, 2021

Biography Named one of Musical America’s Top Movers and Shakers in the Performing Arts, Jazmín Morales is a violinist, activist, and administrator dedicated to helping young artists use their gifts to enact meaningful change in the world. A classically trained violinist who also grew up playing mariachi and other regional Mexican music, Morales has spent… Continue reading Jazmín Morales


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Wayne Yang featured in KUSC’s “Play On, California!”

September 22, 2020

KUSC highlighted Arts Leadership master’s student Wayne Yang’s Live! From Somewhere performance in a recent installment of its daily broadcast and online feature “Play On, California!” Yang performed Carl Vine’s “Threnody” and dedicated his performance to the victims of COVID-19 and their families. “I believe the one thing we can take away from this pandemic,… Continue reading Wayne Yang featured in KUSC’s “Play On, California!”


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Thornton/LIVE: A Virtual Stage

September 10, 2020

As remote learning continues through the Fall 2020 semester, USC Thornton has launched a new virtual stage, Thornton/LIVE, featuring online events and performances for the entire community.


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USC Thornton Summer Rewind

August 18, 2020

Join us each week for a look back at the 2019-2020 school year as we celebrate some of our favorite stories about our students, faculty and alumni.