Posts Tagged ‘Contemporary Music’


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In Memoriam: Lamont Dozier

August 11, 2022

The celebrated songwriter was the first artist-in-residence of USC Thornton’s Popular Music program.


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In Memoriam: Thom Mason

August 11, 2022

Remembering a beloved faculty member and professor emeritus of jazz studies.


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Meet The New Faculty: Christian Amonson

August 9, 2022

As part of a series honoring faculty appointments, USC Thornton celebrates Christian Amonson’s appointment as an assistant professor of practice in music technology.


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When Dreams Become Reality

August 4, 2022

Thornton Strings Department Alumna Karoline Menezes Has Performed with Stars Like Beyoncé and Billie Eilish.


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Meet The New Faculty: Andrae Alexander

August 2, 2022

As part of a series honoring faculty appointments, USC Thornton celebrates Andrae Alexander’s new position as an assistant professor of practice.


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Meet The New Faculty: Paul Jackson, Jr.

July 26, 2022

As part of a new series this spring, USC Thornton recognizes Paul Jackson, Jr.’s new position as an assistant professor of practice.


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Thornton alumni garner 2022 Emmy nominations

July 22, 2022

Three USC Thornton alumni have been recognized with 2022 Emmy nominations. Music director and Thornton Jazz Studies Department alumnus Eli Brueggemann (MM ’03) was nominated for Outstanding Music Direction for his work on “Saturday Night Live.” Executive producer and Thornton Music Industry program alumnus Bobby Campbell (’08) received a nomination for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-recorded)… Continue reading Thornton alumni garner 2022 Emmy nominations


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Justin Klunk performs benefit show for nonprofit Asian American theater company

July 21, 2022

On July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Aratani Theatre in Los Angeles, Popular Music program alumnus and saxophonist Justin Klunk (’13) performs in Guide Me Home: A Smooth Jazz Benefit Show, with proceeds benefiting The Grateful Crane Ensemble, a southern California-based, nonprofit, Asian American theater company.


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A series of diverse, live events ushers in the fall 2022 semester at USC Thornton

July 20, 2022

A series of diverse, live events ushers in the fall 2022 semester at USC Thornton.


Josh Kun named interim dean of the USC Thornton School of Music

July 13, 2022

The award-winning music historian, critic and curator will temporarily lead the school.