Posts Tagged ‘Vocal Arts and Opera’


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Women in Music

March 16, 2022

In recognition of Women’s History Month, USC Thornton honors the talents, accomplishments and experiences of its female students, alumni, faculty and staff.


Places of Honor

March 10, 2022

Glenn Dicterow and Elizabeth Hynes are recognized with prestigious endowed faculty positions at USC Thornton.


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Dispatches From Helsinki: A USC Thornton Opera Blog

February 10, 2022

Join baritone and USC Thornton master’s student Lorenzo Zapata each week as he chronicles the staging of “All the Truths We Cannot See: A Chernobyl Story,” the new opera created in partnership between the USC Thornton School of Music and Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy.


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USC Thornton swings into spring

February 3, 2022

Thornton ushers in the spring semester with a variety of events and performances that are open to in-person, limited capacity audiences.


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Reyna Gordon promoted to associate professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

February 1, 2022

Vocal arts alum Dr. Reyna Gordon (BM ‘01) has been promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. Gordon currently serves as one of the co-directors of the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab, where she leads an interdisciplinary research program focused on musicality… Continue reading Reyna Gordon promoted to associate professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Alondra Santos featured in Daily Trojan

November 15, 2021

Alondra Santos, a sophomore in the USC Thornton Vocal Arts program, was recently featured in a Daily Trojan article discussing her background as a mariachi performer and its influence on her artistry as a singer-songwriter. The piece also explores the close student-mentor relationship that Santos has established with vocals arts & opera faculty member Elizabeth… Continue reading Alondra Santos featured in Daily Trojan


A Finnish-American Opera with Global Perspective

October 26, 2021

USC Thornton School of Music and Uniarts Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy collaborate on world-premiere opera “All the Truths We Cannot See: A Chernobyl Story.”


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Reservations Now Open to Audiences for USC Thornton Signature Series Events

October 20, 2021

Select events for the Fall 2021 semester will stream on Thornton/LIVE with limited in-person audiences.


A Testament to Tenacity

October 5, 2021

USC Thornton Vocal Arts and Opera department creates theatrical screening of Debussy’s opera, Pelléas et Mélisande.


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DMA student and composer Leaha Maria Villarreal premieres art song with Prima Voce Emerging Artists Fall Concert Series

September 29, 2021

DMA student and composer Leaha Maria Villarreal premieres art song with Prima Voce Emerging Artists Fall Concert Series.