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Spreading cardinal and gold spirit across the Pacific, the USC Trojan Marching Band drumline performed during the grand opening celebration of the Old Navy flagship store in China.
A startup created by two USC students has been selected for this year’s South by Southwest tournament in Texas.
Jim Svejda interviewed Academy Award nominee Thomas Newman, who composed the score for Saving Mr. Banks.
Upon approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), commercial classical music station KDB in Santa Barbara, Calif., will be operated by Classical KUSC, a nonprofit public station.
What do you get when you combine music, medicine and social work? A trip to Canada this summer.
With instruments like “trash harp,” “birdhouse sitar” and “woolly wine bottle trombones,” the sound art concert on Dec. 16 promises to delight and surprise.
Chris Sampson, vice dean for contemporary music at the USC Thornton School of Music, will take part in a music festival at The Kennedy Center.
The USC Thornton School of Music has announced that violist Michael Tree will join the faculty next fall — an addition that further strengthens the school’s strings faculty.
Singer-songwriters in USC Thornton’s Popular Music Performance program open for The Beach Boys in Bovard Auditorium on Oct. 25.
Classical KUSC is introducing a sing-off to showcase the most talented high school choirs in Southern California.
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22 were enlivened by Elton John performing “Home Again,” a song from his new album.
Sir Elton lit up the stage Sept. 16 at Bovard Auditorium for the Elton John Goes Back to School concert, a Vision and Voices Signature Event.
Grammy-award winning songwriter Billy Steinberg will host a Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Session at the USC Thornton School of Music on Sept. 20
With help from Antonio Damasio, cellist Yo-Yo Ma demonstrates the variety of emotions communicated from musician to listener.
Gimel “Young Guru” Keaton is joining the faculty of the USC Thornton School of Music as an artist-in-residence.
Who would believe that some of the best concert venues in America are under a larger-than-life catsup bottle in rural Illinois?
On any given Friday, students in the USC Thornton School of Music’s Popular Music Program hear from the likes of Lindsey Buckingham, Chaka Khan, John Fogerty or Ben Folds.
The USC Thornton School of Music has appointed new faculty members Andrew Norman and Ted Hearne as assistant professors of composition.
Listeners often say that Classical KUSC’s music transports them to a happier place, and now it literally will be true.
A national and local multiethnic lineup of classical and opera artists will perform on Aug. 18 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington.
Imagine an eclectic music festival occurring at multiple venues along Route 66, America’s iconic Main Street.
Classical KDFC announcers Bill Lueth, Dianne Nicolini and Hoyt Smith are on the ballot for the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2013. All three are nominated in the Program Host category.
“The Shore, Symphony No. 3,” a chorus and orchestra piece premiered on June 1 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, Calif.
A recent listener survey found largely positive reactions to Classical KDFC’s various programming changes.
David Foster’s no-holds-barred challenges to students underscore what it takes to succeed in popular music.
Look at the house bands of many of today’s most popular television shows, such as American Idol, The Voice and Glee, and you’ll find USC Thornton School of Music alumni and students performing for nationwide audiences.
The Library Foundation of Los Angeles this summer celebrates the rich musical history of the City of Angels with “Songs in the Key of LA,” a new project that brings to life the sheet music collection of the Los Angeles Public Library.
The early music ensemble Ciaramella’s forthcoming CD ventures “toward modern times” with dance melodies from musicians who lived from the 1500s into the Baroque era.
For two recent nights, Classical KUSC host Alan Chapman had the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage to himself, charming audiences eager to learn more about classical music.
The inaugural class of the USC Thornton School of Music’s Popular Music program matriculated four years ago with high expectations.
For 43 years, music has been Arthur Bartner’s life. During this time, he has produced great tunes as director of the USC Trojan Marching Band and, in the spring, the USC Concert Band.
A collaboration between two longtime institutions has led to The Songwriters Hall of Fame Master Sessions at the USC Thornton School of Music.
Recognizing the opportunity to cater to musicians who were not seeking to pursue the traditional classical and jazz genres offered in typical university music programs, the USC Thornton School of Music founded the Popular Music program in the fall of 2009.
The Music Copyright Infringement Resource, a meticulously curated online archive of hundreds of music copyright infringement cases, is moving to the USC Gould School of Law.
The USC all-male a cappella group Trojan Men brings new meaning to being a Trojan through their music video “Trojans for Life.”