Posts Tagged ‘Board of Councilors’


Phil Stump

May 5, 2021

Phil Stump is a proud member of the USC Thornton Board of Councilors and a champion for music education and the arts as a whole. He is proud to serve as an ambassador for the USC Thornton School of Music. Please check back for updated biographical information as this page is still being developed.


Tracy Sykes

May 5, 2021

Tracy Sykes is a proud member of the USC Thornton Board of Councilors and a champion for music education and the arts as a whole. She is proud to serve as an ambassador for the USC Thornton School of Music. Please check back for updated biographical information as this page is still being developed.


Jonathan Kessler

May 5, 2021

Jonathan Kessler is a proud member of the USC Thornton Board of Councilors and a champion for music education and the arts as a whole. He is proud to serve as an ambassador for the USC Thornton School of Music. Please check back for updated biographical information as this page is still being developed.


Lisa Argyros

May 5, 2021

Lisa Argyros is a proud member of the USC Thornton Board of Councilors and a champion for music education and the arts as a whole. She is proud to serve as an ambassador for the USC Thornton School of Music. Please check back for updated biographical information as this page is still being developed.


Portrait of Gail Samuel

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


Laure Sudreau

February 5, 2019

Laure Sudreau was born and raised in Paris, where she earned her first law Master’s degree in 1993. She then moved to Los Angeles, working as a foreign law consultant for Dewey Ballantine. She attended Pepperdine University School of Law, earned her second Juris Doctor, and qualified for the California Bar in 1997. Following that,… Continue reading Laure Sudreau


Richard B. Jones

October 31, 2018

Richard has been providing investment advisory and private banking services to high net worth individuals, foundations and endowments since 1980. Richard held tenures with J.P. Morgan and Bank of America before joining Merrill Lynch in 1999. He received his Master’s degree in International Finance from Columbia University in 1980 and his undergraduate degree from Boston… Continue reading Richard B. Jones


Andrew Zaro

January 18, 2018

Andrew Zaro is the founder and chairman of Cavalry Investments Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries (“Cavalry”). He has been at Cavalry (and its predecessor) for approximately 25 years and is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the company. Cavalry is an investment company specializing in the acquisition and collection of charged-off consumer receivables.… Continue reading Andrew Zaro