Posts Tagged ‘Choral and Sacred Music’


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Daniel Gee named music director of Santa Barbara Youth Symphony

August 4, 2022

Choral & sacred music alumnus Daniel Gee (MM ’15, DMA ’20) was named music director of the Santa Barbara Youth Symphony. Gee also serves as the director of choral activities and an assistant professor of music at Westmont College in Montecito, California.


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Daniel Strychacz named assistant professor at Muskingum University

July 11, 2022

USC Thornton Department of Choral & Sacred Music alumnus Daniel Strychacz (MM ’15, DMA ’21) has been named an assistant professor of choral music at Muskingum University, a private liberal arts college in New Concord, Ohio.


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Creating Memories, Music and Friendships

June 22, 2022

The 2022 USC Thornton Chamber Singers tour stopped in Galway, Derry, Dublin and Balbriggan, Ireland


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Phoebe Rosquist leads performances at Berkeley Early Music Festival and Burning Man

June 15, 2022

USC Thornton Department of Choral & Sacred Music alum Phoebe Rosquist will be conducting several performances of Thomas Tallis’ Spem in alium, a 40-voice Renaissance motet for a capella choirs, at the 17th biennial Berkeley Festival and Exhibition on June 10-11. She will also be facilitating kecak, a chant and dance from Bali, at Burning… Continue reading Phoebe Rosquist leads performances at Berkeley Early Music Festival and Burning Man


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A Return to Form

May 25, 2022

Looking back on an amazing spring 2022 semester at USC Thornton including the return of live performances.


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2022 Outstanding Graduates

May 13, 2022

USC Thornton students in composition, choral music, musicology and violin performance are recognized for distinction.


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Memories and Lessons Learned

May 5, 2022

As USC Thornton commences the spring 2022 semester, graduating seniors look back at their time as Thornton Ambassadors.


USC Thornton alumni and faculty win at 2022 GRAMMY Awards

April 4, 2022

Faculty member Vince Mendoza and alums Grant Gershon, Robert Istad, and Carlos Rafael Rivera are among those who won awards.


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A Golden Opportunity

March 24, 2022

April’s live events at USC Thornton start off with a bang when GRAMMY Award-winning jazz group Yellowjackets performs with USC Thornton Winds on April 1.


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Making Music and Reconnecting

March 21, 2022

The USC Thornton Department of Choral & Sacred Music returned to the ACDA Western Division Convention with a strong showing from students, faculty and alumni.