Posts Tagged ‘Board of Councilors’


Chip Rosenbloom

June 29, 2017

Chip Rosenbloom 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.


Henry Choi

June 29, 2017

Henry Choi is the co-founder of Matiere, an emerging men’s fashion brand that reflects his passion for music and travel in its contemporary designs. In recognition of his garment and textiles expertise, Choi was recently initiated into the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), a not-for-profit trade association whose membership is comprised of more than… Continue reading Henry Choi


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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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Mentorship – It’s all about who you know

August 11, 2015

The USC Thornton Board of Councilors isn’t just a group of seasoned arts professionals – it’s also a gathering of creative mentors to students across the school’s Classical and Contemporary disciplines.


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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


Musical Mentors

March 31, 2015

Thornton’s Board of Councilors Mentorship Program has lasting influence on students like Alison Maggart and alums like Carlos Rafael Rivera who developed friendships with BOC members MaryAnn Bonino and Randy Newman.


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


Tom Beckmen

November 21, 2014

The son of a cattle buyer, Tom Beckmen spent his childhood working on a local ranch outside of Chicago, gathering onions and picking tomatoes. This early experience helped him to develop a connection with the land and expertise as a hands-on farmer. Raised with an extensive understanding of agriculture, he put himself through college by… Continue reading Tom Beckmen


Eric Small

July 3, 2014

Eric Small believes in giving back to his community. Currently, he is on the board of the USC Doheny Eye Institute and is a member of the board of trustees of Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, the LA Opera and Pepperdine University. He serves on the board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,… Continue reading Eric Small