Posts Tagged ‘Screen Scoring’


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Alumni win at 2024 Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards

February 26, 2024

USC Thornton alumni have won in several categories of the fifth annual Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards, which were held on February 13 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Ludwig Göransson (GCRT ’08) won Outstanding Original Score for a Studio Film with his score for Oppenheimer. Carlos Rafael Rivera (MM ‘04, DMA… Continue reading Alumni win at 2024 Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards


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Bear McCreary composes score for Disney+ series, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”

January 31, 2024

USC Thornton Composition program alumnus Bear McCreary (’02) composed the score for the Disney+ television series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which premiered on Dec. 20. The series follows the demigod Percy Jackson when he must embark on a dangerous quest to return Zeus’ master bolt. The first season of Percy Jackson and the Olympians… Continue reading Bear McCreary composes score for Disney+ series, “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”


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Ludwig Göransson earns Academy Award nomination while USC Thornton alumni and faculty are featured in nominated films

January 23, 2024

Alumni and faculty from across the music departments and programs of USC Thornton were well represented in the 2024 Oscar nominations, announced on January 23. Ludwig Göransson (GCRT ’08) earned his third nomination in the Best Original Score category for Oppenheimer while composition alum Katya Richardson (’19) composed the score to Best Documentary Short nominee The Last Repair… Continue reading Ludwig Göransson earns Academy Award nomination while USC Thornton alumni and faculty are featured in nominated films


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Screen Scoring alumni awarded in 2023 Children’s & Family Emmys

January 9, 2024

USC Thornton Screen Scoring program alumni Alex Nickson (’03), Bob Lydecker (’08, GCRT ’09) and Kevin Lax (’08, GCRT ’09) were awarded in the second annual Children’s & Family Emmy Awards on Dec. 16. They won in the category of Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for an Animated Program with the Netflix series, Kung Fu… Continue reading Screen Scoring alumni awarded in 2023 Children’s & Family Emmys


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Leo Birenberg awarded in 75th Creative Arts Emmys

January 8, 2024

Film and television composer Leo Birenberg (GCRT ’11) was awarded in the 75th Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held January 7 at the Peacock Theater at L.A. LIVE. Alongside co-composer Zach Robinson, Birenberg won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special with Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.… Continue reading Leo Birenberg awarded in 75th Creative Arts Emmys


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Ludwig Göransson wins 2024 Golden Globe for Oppenheimer score

January 8, 2024

Acclaimed composer Ludwig Göransson (GCRT ’08) won Best Original Score for a Motion Picture with Oppenheimer in the 81st Golden Globe Awards, held January 7 at The Beverly Hilton. The film earned awards in five categories, including Best Motion Picture – Drama. Göransson has received two prior Golden Globe nominations for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther… Continue reading Ludwig Göransson wins 2024 Golden Globe for Oppenheimer score


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Ludwig Göransson nominated in 2024 Golden Globes

December 11, 2023

Ludwig Göransson (GCRT ’08) was nominated in the 2024 Golden Globes for Best Original Score with Oppenheimer, announced Dec. 11. Oppenheimer earned eight nominations, coming in second next to Barbie, which led with nine. Göransson has earned endless praise for composing the film’s distinctive soundtrack since its July 2023 premiere. He received multiple Grammy nominations… Continue reading Ludwig Göransson nominated in 2024 Golden Globes


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Thornton alumni win in 2023 Hollywood Music in Media Awards

December 4, 2023

USC Thornton alumni won in various categories of the 2023 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, which were presented Nov. 15 at The Avalon in Los Angeles. Music Industry alum Angela Leus (’22) won in the film music supervision category for her work on Trolls Band Together. Screen Scoring alum Fabrizio Mancinelli (GCRT ’09) won best… Continue reading Thornton alumni win in 2023 Hollywood Music in Media Awards


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Gregg Field featured in CBS Sunday Morning segment on Henry Mancini

October 25, 2023

USC Thornton Board of Councilors Chair Gregg Field was featured in a new CBS Sunday Morning segment on the late composer Henry Mancini. Field discussed the fame of Mancini’s film and television music, such as the ubiquitous “Pink Panther Theme” and “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The segment included a recording session of his… Continue reading Gregg Field featured in CBS Sunday Morning segment on Henry Mancini


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Composer and cellist Quenton Blache to make Carnegie Hall debut

September 27, 2023

USC Thornton Composition and Cello Performance alum Quenton Blache (‘23) will make his Carnegie Hall debut with the chamber orchestra Sphinx Virtuosi. The concert takes place on on October 20 at 7 p.m. in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. The program will open with Blache’s New York premiere of Habari Gani, named after the Swahili… Continue reading Composer and cellist Quenton Blache to make Carnegie Hall debut