From one-on-one sessions with their favorite faculty, to tours abroad with Thornton music ensembles, the Class of 2020 photo album offers a look back at some of the moments our graduates will remember most.
USC Thornton faculty have taken on creative solutions to adapt to an online teaching environment, and continue to reimagine curriculum and seek out new technologies to make the most of digital instruction.
The Daily Trojan, USC’s student-led newspaper, recently highlighted USC Thornton’s new video series, Live! From Somewhere. The series was launched on March 16 in response to recent closures and event cancellations, and as the school’s artists have looked for ways to continue making music while social distancing. Live! From Somewhere presents homemade performances by Thornton… Continue reading Daily Trojan highlights Live! From Somewhere performance series
Live concerts have been canceled, but the show must go on. We invited our alumni to perform on our virtual stage, and Geovanna Nichols-Julien sent a classic song.
USC Thornton student Juan-Salvador Carrasco finds the humor in uncertain times with a performance from his home in Santa Monica.
Live concerts have been canceled, but the show must go on. USC Thornton student Max Opferkuch gets around social distancing by performing a duet with himself.
Live concerts have been canceled, but the show must go on. We offer the first in a series of performances by USC Thornton students, live from wherever they may be.
Vocal Arts & Opera alum and highly renowned soprano Angela Meade (MM ’04) received glowing reviews for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in LA Opera’s production of “Roberto Devereux.” OperaWire praised her vocal performance and stage presence, writing: “Soprano Angela Meade offered a riveting performance as the Queen displaying the widest range of emotions… Continue reading Angela Meade receives glowing reviews for “Roberto Devereux” performance
USC Thornton Vocal Arts faculty member Rod Gilfry has been met with warm reviews for his performance as Eurydice’s father in LA Opera’s “Eurydice,” a new opera composed by Matthew Aucoin with playwright Sarah Ruhl. The Los Angeles Times calls Gilfry’s performance an “exceptional accomplishment” and describes his character as “the voice from the beyond… Continue reading Rod Gilfry receives warm reviews for “Eurydice”
Beth Morrison Projects, Trinity Church Wall Street, and PROTOTYPE Festival have announced a multi-year partnership that will produce the premieres of five new operas over the next three seasons, including the 2022 premiere of “Slaying of Innocence,” a new opera composed by Ted Hearne, acclaimed composer, performer and USC Thornton Composition faculty member. The work… Continue reading Ted Hearne to premiere new opera in partnership with Beth Morrison Projects