Posts Tagged ‘Music Technology’

Muna featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

September 4, 2019

Muna, the acclaimed band that formed while students in USC Thornton’s Popular Music program, were featured on NPR’s Morning Edition to discuss relationships and their ability to connect. NPR said: “The band’s latest album, Saves the World, is a shimmering homage to that cause.” “I’ve learned so much from them about intimacy, and what it… Continue reading Muna featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

Alexis Marsh and Samuel Jones

Thornton alumni and faculty recognized by BMI at annual awards

June 20, 2019

At the 35th annual BMI Film, TV & Visual Media Awards, USC Thornton alumni and faculty were recognized as top performing composers. Ludwig Göransson (GC ’08)  added to his long list of 2019 awards, which includes three GRAMMYs and an Oscar, and won an award for Venom and Creed II. Additionally, in the BMI Cable… Continue reading Thornton alumni and faculty recognized by BMI at annual awards

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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Brian Malouf

July 31, 2018

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 work… 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 Smith seated with a music console behind him.

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