Posts Tagged ‘Screen Scoring’


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The Hollywood Reporter names USC Thornton one of the world’s best music schools

December 5, 2022

The Hollywood Reporter named the USC Thornton School of Music one of the best music schools in the world. The 2022 report was compiled by the notes of insiders in the film and television music community and polled members of Hollywood’s Society of Composers and Lyricists, the Composers Diversity Collective, the Alliance of Women Film… Continue reading The Hollywood Reporter names USC Thornton one of the world’s best music schools


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Ludwig Göransson co-writes lead single of “Black Panther” film sequel

November 28, 2022

“Lift Me Up,” recorded by singer Rihanna, is the lead single of Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The track—written by USC Thornton screen scoring program alum Ludwig Göransson, artists Tems and Rihanna and the film’s director Ryan Coogler—is a tribute to the life and legacy of actor Chadwick Boseman. It releases in advance of the… Continue reading Ludwig Göransson co-writes lead single of “Black Panther” film sequel


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Chanda Dancy to compose score for upcoming film “Devotion”

November 18, 2022

USC Thornton Screen Scoring program alumna Chanda Dancy (GRCT ‘04) will compose the score for upcoming film “Devotion.” The film is based on a book of the same name by Adam Makos about the first black aviator pilot in the Navy during the Korean War. Dancy is an accomplished film and TV composer known for… Continue reading Chanda Dancy to compose score for upcoming film “Devotion”


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Multiple USC Thornton Grads and Faculty Nominated for 2023 GRAMMY Awards

November 15, 2022

Alumni and faculty from the Jazz Studies program lead a lengthy list of USC Thornton nominees.


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Bear McCreary composes score for “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”

October 17, 2022

USC Thornton Composition program alumnus Bear McCreary (BM ‘02) composed the score for Amazon Prime Video series “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” In an interview about the score, McCreary said: “I was really excited at the possibility of exploring familiar sounds that we associate with the Peter Jackson films and Howard Shore’s… Continue reading Bear McCreary composes score for “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”


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Laura Karpman composes score for rerelease of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)”

September 2, 2022

USC Thornton Screen Scoring Program Adjunct Instructor Laura Karpman and her wife, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum, composed the score for the remake of the century-old silent film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”


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New Avenues of Scholarship, Performance and Pedagogy

August 24, 2022

USC Thornton welcomes a new crop of faculty members, recognizes long-standing faculty with promotions.


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Meet The New Faculty: Christian Amonson

August 9, 2022

As part of a series honoring faculty appointments, USC Thornton celebrates Christian Amonson’s appointment as an assistant professor of practice in music technology.


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Thornton alumni garner 2022 Emmy nominations

July 22, 2022

Three USC Thornton alumni have been recognized with 2022 Emmy nominations. Music director and Thornton Jazz Studies Department alumnus Eli Brueggemann (MM ’03) was nominated for Outstanding Music Direction for his work on “Saturday Night Live.” Executive producer and Thornton Music Industry program alumnus Bobby Campbell (’08) received a nomination for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-recorded)… Continue reading Thornton alumni garner 2022 Emmy nominations


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Bear McCreary wins at 2022 ASCAP Screen Music Awards

June 10, 2022

Composer and USC Thornton alumnus Bear McCreary (’02) was one of the winners in the Most Performed Themes & Underscore category at the 2022 ASCAP Screen Music Awards. He won the award for his score for the Apple TV+ series Foundation. McCreary is an accomplished film and video game composer who has scored many projects… Continue reading Bear McCreary wins at 2022 ASCAP Screen Music Awards