Posts Tagged ‘Musical Theatre’


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Expanding the Definition of a Music School 

April 21, 2022

Robert Cutietta is stepping down as dean of the USC Thornton School of Music after 20 years of inspired service, and we look back on the school’s legacy of innovation.


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Paul Hodgins recognized for coining term ‘choreomusical’ in The Journal of Music Theory

November 10, 2021

USC Thornton faculty member Paul Hodgins was credited for coining the term “choreomusical” in a recent issue of the Journal of Music Theory. He first used the term in his 1992 doctoral dissertation, which discussed and analyzed the relationship between choreography and music. “Hodgins coined the term choreomusical, which has since been modified by others… Continue reading Paul Hodgins recognized for coining term ‘choreomusical’ in The Journal of Music Theory


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Melissa Treinkman

August 24, 2021

Melissa Treinkman is an Adjunct Instructor in Musical Theatre at the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles and enjoys a versatile career as a singer, voice researcher, and vocal pedagogue.


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Daniel Lincoln

August 24, 2021

Composer, conductor, songwriter/pianist, and vocalist Daniel Lincoln has enjoyed a multifaceted international career that has spanned the realms of opera, musical theatre, and commercial pop music.


Robert Cutietta, dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, speaking at a charity event at USC

Robert Cutietta: 20 Years of Visionary Excellence

August 20, 2021

The Dean of both the USC Thornton School of Music and the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance reflects on 20 years of leadership at USC.


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Munachimso Mbaezue Featured in DailyTrojan

June 22, 2021

Musical Theatre sophomore Munachimso Mbaezue was interviewed by the DailyTrojan for his film “The Principles of Progeny.” One of Mbaezue’s very first choral composition pieces is featured in the project, with more pieces and performance to come in the future.


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Snapshots in Time

May 13, 2021

Celebrating the Class of 2021 with a video slideshow of candid photos sent by students.


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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.


Renée Elise Goldsberry to star in television comedy “Girls5Eva”

March 25, 2021

Jazz Studies alumna and Tony Award winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (MM ’97) will star in the upcoming Peacock musical comedy “Girls5Eva.” The series, which is being executive produced by Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and Meredith Scardino, follows a former one-hit-wonder girl group from the ’90s who reunite only to find that each member is in… Continue reading Renée Elise Goldsberry to star in television comedy “Girls5Eva”


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Renée Elise Goldsberry interviewed in LA Times

July 9, 2020

Tony Award-winning Jazz Studies alum Renée Elise Goldsberry (MM ’97) was interviewed in the LA Times about her role as Angelica Schuyler in the hit musical Hamilton after the film version of the musical was recently released on Disney+. Goldsberry, who was also nominated for a GRAMMY in addition to her Tony win, talks about… Continue reading Renée Elise Goldsberry interviewed in LA Times