Thornton alumni receive orchestral and academic appointments
Four talented USC Thornton alumni have recently been selected for distinguished orchestral and academic positions throughout the region. Joe Morris (’12, clarinet) won principal clarinet in the Pacific Symphony, where he will performer under the direction of Carl St.Clair, who also serves as Artistic Leader and Principal Conductor of the USC Thornton Orchestras. The Las Vegas Philharmonic selected two Thornton alumni to join their ranks: Alex Rosales Garcia (MM ’13, GCRT ’15, bassoon) as second bassoon and Carmen Izzo (MM ’10, clarinet) as second clarinet. And, beginning this fall, former student of Michele Zukovsky and Yehuda Gilad, Micah Wright (DMA ’15, clarinet), begins an assignment as adjunct professor of clarinet at California Lutheran University, where he will also be teaching saxophone lessons and keyboard harmony.