Posts Tagged ‘Winds and Percussion’


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In memoriam: Vincent DeRosa

July 28, 2022

The esteemed musician, who died at 101, set a playing standard that continues today.


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Anni Hochhalter releases album with WindSync

July 28, 2022

French horn performance alumna and international chamber musician Anni Hochhalter (’05) released the album “All Worlds, All Times” with the wind quintet WindSync on the New York label Bright Shiny Things on April 29.


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H. Robert Reynolds conducts works by Frank Ticheli and Giovanni Santos at Boston University Tanglewood Institute

July 25, 2022

On July 31, former principal conductor of the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble H. Robert Reynolds conducts works by USC Thornton Professor of Composition Frank Ticheli and Thornton alumnus Giovanni Santos (MM ’07) at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.


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A series of diverse, live events ushers in the fall 2022 semester at USC Thornton

July 20, 2022

A series of diverse, live events ushers in the fall 2022 semester at USC Thornton.


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Garrett McQueen named American Composers Orchestra’s director of artist equity

July 18, 2022

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) has appointed bassoonist, radio host and USC Thornton alum Garrett McQueen (MM ’12) as its new director of artist equity. According to a press release, McQueen will “play an essential role in the documentation, evaluation and dissemination of ACO’s 40-year history of composer discovery and development, driving composer advancement and programming… Continue reading Garrett McQueen named American Composers Orchestra’s director of artist equity


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David Riccobono joins St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

June 2, 2022

David Riccobono (MM ’19), an alumnus of the USC Thornton Winds & Percussion Department and a current graduate certificate student, will be joining the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as the associate principal timpani and section percussion. Riccobono has previously played with groups such as the Long Beach Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Malaysian Philharmonic… Continue reading David Riccobono joins St. Louis Symphony Orchestra


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A Return to Form

May 25, 2022

Looking back on an amazing spring 2022 semester at USC Thornton including the return of live performances.


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A Time for Celebration

May 18, 2022

The USC Thornton community returned to campus to honor the Class of 2022.


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Starting New Journeys

May 10, 2022

USC Thornton alumni Emily Rosenfield and Diana Newman reflect on their recent debuts, while student Dominic Anzalone and alumnus and current graduate certificate student David Riccobono look forward to new opportunities.


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Memories and Lessons Learned

May 5, 2022

As USC Thornton commences the spring 2022 semester, graduating seniors look back at their time as Thornton Ambassadors.