Posts Tagged ‘Choral and Sacred Music’


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A More Affirming Experience

December 15, 2021

The USC Thornton Department of Choral and Sacred Music offers gender-inclusive performance attire for all student ensembles.


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Thornton musicians bring holiday cheer to concerts across L.A. area

December 15, 2021

Thornton faculty, alumni and students are bringing the holiday cheer to Los Angeles County this month and next through a multitude of holiday concerts. The USC Thornton Department of Choral and Sacred Music presents its annual Winter Gala, a special livestreamed event, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. The New Hollywood String Quartet, featuring Thornton Strings… Continue reading Thornton musicians bring holiday cheer to concerts across L.A. area


Months Marked by Collaboration, Accomplishment and Opportunity

December 10, 2021

Take a look back at the moments that defined the fall 2021 semester at USC Thornton.


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USC Thornton alumni and faculty nominated for 2022 GRAMMY Awards

November 23, 2021

Recent alums Tehillah Alphonso and Mak Grgić receive their first nominations, along with nominations for alumni and faculty from across the school.


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Alexander Lloyd Blake and David Morales talk new Tonality album on The Kelly Clarkson Show

November 3, 2021

Earlier this week, Thornton alumni Alexander Lloyd Blake (DMA ‘19), the artistic director of Tonality, and David Morales (MA ’20), a Tonality ensemble member, were interviewed on an episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show. Blake spoke to Kelly about the background of the group and how the 24-voice choir explores stories of social justice and other difficult topics… Continue reading Alexander Lloyd Blake and David Morales talk new Tonality album on The Kelly Clarkson Show


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Jaco Wong releases choral work and premieres new commission

October 27, 2021

San Francisco-based composer Jaco Wong (MM ’16,) an alum of the Composition and Choral Music programs, recently released a sixteen-part choral work, “Psithaura,” with See-A-Dot Music Publishing.


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Coming Together Again

October 21, 2021

After more than twenty months of virtual performances, the USC Thornton Chamber Singers and Concert Choir return to Newman Recital Hall on Oct. 22 with their fall concert, “All Of Us.”


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Reservations Now Open to Audiences for USC Thornton Signature Series Events

October 20, 2021

Select events for the Fall 2021 semester will stream on Thornton/LIVE with limited in-person audiences.


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Toronto Mendelssohn Choir names Irene Gregorio as collaborative pianist

October 1, 2021

The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir has named USC Thornton alum Irene Gregorio (DMA ’12) as its new collaborative pianist.


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Choral Music master’s student Duncan Tuomi wins American Choral Directors Association award

September 22, 2021

Duncan Tuomi, a Master’s student in Choral Music and associate conductor of the USC Thornton University Chorus, took home top honors at the 2021 ACDA Raymond W. Brock Memorial Student Composition Competition for his submission, “The Rose that Bare Jesu.”