Posts Tagged ‘Classical Guitar’


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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.


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Opportunities, support and community

April 28, 2022

USC Thornton Student Ambassador Francesca Boerio highlights her activities and experiences from her own perspective.


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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The Process: Robert Wang

March 3, 2022

For USC Thornton Classical Guitar major Robert Wang, delving into the history of his instrument adds a new layer of understanding and appreciation for its evolution and its predecessors over the last few centuries.


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Winners in Perfect Harmony

December 7, 2021

Alum Bokyung “Bo” Byun is the first woman to win the Guitar Foundation of America competition in 20 years.


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Pardy Minassian receives grant for composition highlighting folk songs of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide

December 6, 2021

Armenian guitarist Pardy Minassian, a graduate certificate student in the USC Thornton Classical Guitar program, was awarded a project grant from the Calouste Gyukbenkian Foundation for her multimedia series based on forgotten, unpublished Armenian folk songs, which she’s gathered from her father’s collection of interviews with Armenian genocide survivors. Minassian began working on this project… Continue reading Pardy Minassian receives grant for composition highlighting folk songs of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide


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Celebrating Chamber Music

November 29, 2021

Students in winds & percussion, strings and classical guitar offer a series of performances celebrating chamber music.


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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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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.