Posts Tagged ‘Conducting’


A Joyous Finale

May 12, 2022

Composition major Adam Karelin is named valedictorian of USC and an outstanding graduate for USC Thornton’s Class of 2022.


USC Thornton faculty member Troy Quinn conducts an outdoor symphony performance

Conductor Troy Quinn Takes Center Stage with the Rhode Island Philharmonic

August 11, 2021

USC Thornton faculty member Troy Quinn leads the 2021 summer pops series for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.


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His Brilliant Career

June 1, 2021

Alum Vimbayi Kaziboni has created a multi-faceted career across continents as a conductor, artistic director, and teacher.


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Class of 2021: Outstanding Graduates

May 13, 2021

Five USC Thornton students receive distinction as the outstanding graduates of the Class of 2021.


Joey Messina-Doerning (left) recording the USC Thornton Symphony while Richard McIlvery advises.

USC Thornton alumni and faculty nominated for 2021 GRAMMY Awards

November 25, 2020

Recent alum Joey Messina-Doerning received his first nomination while alumni and faculty from across the school were nominated in multiple categories.


Carl St.Clair holding conducting baton, with tiled Zoom images in the background

Sounding the Call of Change

October 29, 2020

Carl St.Clair, artistic leader of the USC Thornton Orchestra program, organized a series of discussions this fall that featured a lineup of celebrated artists.


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Thornton/LIVE: A Virtual Stage

September 10, 2020

As remote learning continues through the Fall 2020 semester, USC Thornton has launched a new virtual stage, Thornton/LIVE, featuring online events and performances for the entire community.


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Grant Gershon shares advice for virtual choirs

August 24, 2020

In a recent KCET article, USC Thornton alum Grant Gershon (BM ‘85), artistic director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), shares advice and lessons learned while conducting choirs virtually during the pandemic. Choir directors like Gershon have transitioned to edited ensemble performances, with choir members recording their parts individually from home. The solution requires… Continue reading Grant Gershon shares advice for virtual choirs


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Welcome to USC Thornton

August 17, 2020

The Fall 2020 semester will soon be in full swing. For new and returning students alike, here you will find a selection of resources and ways to stay connected as you begin the new school year.


Class of 2020 photo album

Class of 2020 Photo Album

May 28, 2020

From one-on-one sessions with their favorite faculty, to tours abroad with Thornton music ensembles, the Class of 2020 photo album offers a look back at some of the moments our graduates will remember most.