Posts Tagged ‘Vocal Arts and Opera’


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.


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USC Thornton Launches Signature Series of Events for Fall 2021

September 28, 2021

Thornton has launched a select series of events for the fall semester that will be livestreamed with limited audiences.


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West Edge Opera commissions Nicolas Lell Benavides to write “Dolores,” an opera about labor organizer and activist Dolores Huerta

September 20, 2021

Post-doctoral candidate Nicolas Lell Benavides has been commissioned by Berkeley’s West Edge Opera to write “Dolores,” an opera about United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta.


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Angela Meade headlines Wexford Festival Opera 2021 season

September 16, 2021

An operatic soprano, Meade has won more than 50 vocal competitions, including the grand prize at the 2009 Montreal International Musical Competition.


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Samantha Chacko

September 9, 2021

Major: Vocal Arts; Philosophy, Politics and Law Graduation year: 2024 Hometown: Dallas, TX USC Organizations: Thornton Chamber Opera, Choir, Moot Court, Phi Alpha Delta: Pre-Law Fraternity, and the Society of Women in Law Hashtag to describe yourself: #yesyourhonoriwillbesingingmyopeningstatement Favorite place on campus: Hoose Library Describe your favorite USC Thornton experience so far. Coming from a… Continue reading Samantha Chacko


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Spring in Review: Celebrating the Thornton Community

July 8, 2021

Reflecting on an unprecedented semester of learning and performing together, the USC Thornton School of Music celebrates the ingenuity and innovation of our students, faculty and alumni.


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Six Nights of Virtual Concerts in May

May 17, 2021

USC Thornton celebrates the end of the semester with six nights of virtual performances and events on Thornton/LIVE.


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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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The Voices Fund

May 5, 2021

This year, USC Thornton launched a new fund to bring voices of underrepresented, historically marginalized groups to Thornton classes.