Posts Tagged ‘Keyboard Collaborative Arts’

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Young Artist Projects: Redesigning the Classical World

March 9, 2023

Stay tuned in the coming days for a series of profiles of Thornton students who combine creativity and passion to create their Young Artist Projects.

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Jason King named dean of USC Thornton School of Music

January 24, 2023

Renowned music scholar and musician Jason King has been named dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, effective July 1st.

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Turbulent Destinations

November 16, 2022

The USC Thornton Opera program presents Jonathan Dove and April De Angelis’ witty and moving opera, “Flight.”

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Coming Home to USC Thornton

November 10, 2022

Acclaimed composer Andrew Norman will return to USC Thornton as associate professor of composition in Fall 2023.

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Yu-Ting Peng wins Music Academy of the West competition

September 6, 2022

USC Thornton Keyboard Collaborative Arts program doctoral student Yu-Ting Peng won the Music Academy of the West’s Duo Competition this summer. Her classmate, Matthew Harikian, performed in the competition finals. Both students study with Kevin Fitz-Gerald, a professor in the Thornton Keyboard Studies and Keyboard Collaborative Arts programs.

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Alan L. Smith releases song cycle featuring pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough

August 31, 2022

USC Thornton Professor, Chair of the Keyboard Studies Department and Director of Keyboard Collaborative Arts program Alan L. Smith has released the song cycle “Surfing The Thin Places.” Smith composed the music and words in remembrance of his mother, who passed away in April 2018. Commissioned by the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, the song… Continue reading Alan L. Smith releases song cycle featuring pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough

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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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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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Meet the new faculty: Seth Parker Woods

April 11, 2022

As part of a new series this spring, USC Thornton is introducing a number of exceptional new faculty members at the school. Acclaimed cellist Dr. Seth Parker Woods  joins the faculty as an assistant professor of practice, string chamber music and cello. A recipient of the 2022 Chamber Music America Michael Jaffee Visionary Award and hailed by The Guardian as “a cellist of power and grace” who possesses “mature artistry and… Continue reading Meet the new faculty: Seth Parker Woods

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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.