Dino Meneghin, a Studio/Jazz Guitar alum who toured with Michael Buble, was interviewed recently about scoring the hit show Teen Wolf. His music has included everything from junkyard percussion to howling dogs.
Studio/Jazz Guitar faculty Nick Stoubis was recently interviewed on the "Flo Guitar Enthusiasts Show" to talk about curriculum, courses, and how the changing music industry has affected music education.
David Foster, a 16-time Grammy winner and three-time Oscar nominee, visited USC’s Carson Sound Stage in April to kick off the Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions, part of a new partnership between USC Thornton and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Thornton alumna Gina Luciani was interviewed recently as a featured artist with Miyazawa Flutes. An active freelance musician, Luciani has performed with a diverse array or artists, from the Golden State Pops to famed hip hop icons the Wu Tang Clan.
The Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony present the world premiere of The Shore, the new work by Frank Ticheli and David St. John, at "The Moon, the Sea & the Stars" on June 1, 2013 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. (Pictured: David St. John, conductor John Alexander, Frank Ticheli).
Music in Circles III, a new piece by Thornton alum Andrew Norman, was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times. The composer-in-residence for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Norman's composition was performed by LACO as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Brooklyn Festival.
Lara Johnston, a recent graduate of the inaugural class of Thornton's Popular Music program, won 1st Prize in the Adult Contemporary category of the 2013 International Songwriting Competition for her song "K.I.S.S."
USC Thornton alumna Grace Xia Zhao, who moved to the U.S. from China to attend Thornton, serves as the University of La Verne's pianist-in-residence, director of keyboard studies, and piano professor.
The USC Thornton Chamber Singers, Thornton’s premiere choral ensemble led by Jo-Michael Scheibe, took the stage for their final performance with The Rolling Stones as part of the band's "50 and Counting" tour. Click the link below to see photos from an earlier concert!
USC Thornton faculty bassoonist Judith Farmer was interviewed recently along with composer Gernot Wolfgang in The Double Reed about performing and writing for the instrument.
For the second time in three years, the USC Thornton Jazz Orchestra took first place in the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival College Big Band Division and will perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September. Students Erik Hughes, Andrew Boyle, and Andris Mattson won Outstanding Soloist awards.
H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in an afternoon performance at Bovard Auditorium.
Sunday 09/29/2013: 4:00 PM
Carl St.Clair, artistic leader of the USC Thornton orchestras, leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a theatrical exploration of the life and music of Tchaikovsky with a multimedia performance of the composer's final piece, the Symphony No. 6 in B Minor.
Thursday 10/17/2013: 7:30 PM
May 29, 2013
Frank Ticheli Featured In Los Angeles Times
Composition faculty interviewed about The Shore, which was premiered by the Pacific Chorale on June 1.
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May 20, 2013
Sara Gazarek Interviewed on KOMO-TV
ABC News Seattle affiliate KOMO-TV ran a story about Gazarek's new album, Blossom & Bee.
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May 17, 2013
Bob Mintzer Reviewed In Audiophile Audition
Web magazine Audiophile Audition published a review of the album "Escapades," which includes Mintzer's Rhythm of the Americas.
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