Thomas Mellan opens Jacaranda Music’s new season

USC Thornton Composition student and Organ Studies alum Thomas Mellan (BM ’17, MM ’19) recently opened Jacaranda Music’s 2019-2020 season in Los Angeles as a resident organist. Mellan performed in Jacaranda’s opening concert, “Organic Rush,” on Sept. 21 alongside organist and conductor Mark Allen Hilt.

Mellan will also close the season in June with a recital of 20th and 21st century music, concluding with a premiere of his work by USC Thornton alumni duo HOCKET.

Mellan is an accomplished musician who has earned multiple degrees at USC Thornton. He received his bachelor’s degree as a double-major in Composition and Organ Studies in 2017, and his master’s in Organ Studies in 2019, and is currently completing his master’s in Composition.