Posts Tagged ‘Music Technology’

Jeremy Siegel composes for meditation app

March 26, 2019

Current USC Thornton Music Production student Jeremy Siegel is the new composer for the Meditation Studio app. Siegel, who also creates and produces music from electronic genres to ambient, pop, jazz, classical, and video game soundtracks, composes meditation music and ambient soundscapes that one can enjoy on the award-winning app.

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Jae Deal

Jae Deal

August 13, 2018

Biography Jae Deal is an award-winning composer, music producer and orchestrator known for his pop, gospel, and hip hop arrangements. Deal is also a session keyboardist, programmer, and bassist who has worked with several prominent artists including Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Ne-Yo, and Wynton Marsalis. Deal is a featured musician on the 2020 release… Continue reading Jae Deal

Timo Preece

Timo Preece

August 13, 2018

Biography Timo Preece is an accomplished audio technology specialist, sound designer, music programmer, playback engineer, multi-media consultant, electronic musician and performer. He has worked with a wide variety of sound enthusiasts, companies and well-known artists including Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, Troye Sivan, Camila Cabello, Beats Antique, Electronic Creatives, Rob Garza, BassNectar and DJ Shadows conceptualizing,… Continue reading Timo Preece

Brian Malouf

July 31, 2018

Biography Brian Malouf pursued a career in music with unwavering passion from the third grade. A first chair symphonic percussionist by the end of his university days, he became immersed in sound engineering in 1980. In 1983, his career as a world-class studio talent was jump-started when the legendary Michael Jackson tapped Malouf to begin… Continue reading Brian Malouf


Billboard names USC Thornton a top music business school

November 1, 2017

Billboard Magazine recently named USC Thornton one of the “15 Best Music Business Schools in 2017,” citing the school’s five new professional master’s degree programs, which are focused on Arts Leadership, Community Music, Contemporary Teaching Practice, Screen Scoring, and the Music Industry. The article quotes alumnus and guitarist-trumpeter Erik Miron (’09), whose band, the Vignes… Continue reading Billboard names USC Thornton a top music business school

Applications are now open for the LA Phil’s Hack Music LA

August 29, 2017

Applications are now open for Hack Music LA, a two-day event (October 7 & 8) that will bring together 75 of the country’s most creative makers to develop tools and experiences to expand music for all. The innovative, music-inspired hackathon is hosted by the LA Phil in partnership with the USC Thornton School of Music… Continue reading Applications are now open for the LA Phil’s Hack Music LA

Charles Gutierrez

April 3, 2017

Charles Gutierrez comes from Southern California, growing up within the club performance music scenes, starting at the young age of fourteen, playing in the local L.A. and Orange County venues. Primarily a guitarist, but playing a variety of instruments, Gutierrez studied at Musicians Institute in the early 80’s with private guitar instruction from a variety… Continue reading Charles Gutierrez

Michael “Smidi” Smith

November 14, 2016

Michael “Smidi” Smith is an Emmy, Clio, Telly and Addy Award winner who has produced and written songs that have sold over 14 million copies worldwide including multiple #1 songs, albums and top tens. Smidi has worked with Coldplay, Sia, Ke$ha, Britney Spears, Kelly Rowland, the Pussycat Dolls, One Republic, Tyrone Wells, Paramore and others.… Continue reading Michael “Smidi” Smith