Posts Tagged ‘Board of Councilors’


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Gail Samuel appointed President and CEO of Boston Symphony Orchestra

February 23, 2021

USC Thornton alum and Board of Councilors member Gail Samuel has been appointed as the next Eunice and Julian Cohen President and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). She will serve as BSO’s first woman president in the organization’s 140-year history. Currently, Samuel serves as the President of the Hollywood Bowl and Chief Operating… Continue reading Gail Samuel appointed President and CEO of Boston Symphony Orchestra


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Thomas Newman receives Oscar nomination for “1917” score

January 17, 2020

USC Thornton Board of Councilors member and award-winning composer Thomas Newman has been nominated for an Oscar in the category of “Music (Original Score)” for his score of the World War I film “1917”. Newman faced a unique challenge scoring “1917,” which was shot to appear as one continuous take, at an unrelenting pace. The… Continue reading Thomas Newman receives Oscar nomination for “1917” score


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Thornton alumni end 2019 with awards nominations

December 26, 2019

Composition alumni Michael Abels (BM ’84) and Austin Wintory (BM ’07), and USC Thornton Board of Councilors member Thomas Newman, are all ending 2019 with nominations for the 2020 awards season. All three composers are nominated for the inaugural SCL Awards, granted by the Society of Composers & Lyricists: Abels’ “Us” score is nominated for… Continue reading Thornton alumni end 2019 with awards nominations


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Oscar-Nominated composer Thomas Newman interviewed by KUSC

February 22, 2016

KUSC host Jim Svejda recently sat down for an interview with noted film composer and USC Thornton Board of Councilors member Thomas Newman, who has received his 13th Academy Award nomination for his score for the 2015 film “Bridge of Spies.” In the interview, which has been released as a podcast on the KUSC website,… Continue reading Oscar-Nominated composer Thomas Newman interviewed by KUSC


Mentorship – It’s all about who you know

August 11, 2015

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Grant Gershon receives Chorus America award

April 24, 2015

USC Thornton alumnus and Board of Councilors member Grant Gershon (’85, piano) was recently honored by Chorus America with the 2015 Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal. Gershon is Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and has directed more than 100 performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall during his… Continue reading Grant Gershon receives Chorus America award


Members of the USC Thornton Board of Councilors offer career advice for aspiring professionals

March 24, 2015

The USC Thornton Alumni Association and Board of Councilors recently presented an interactive career panel for aspiring music industry professionals. Moderated by musician and producer Randy Jackson, the panel of industry veterans and members of the USC Thornton Board of Councilors offered Thornton students insight and advice about pursuing careers in artist management, music licensing… Continue reading Members of the USC Thornton Board of Councilors offer career advice for aspiring professionals