Daniel Anderson writes for the USC Thornton School of Music.
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In memoriam: drummer Leon ‘Ndugu’ Chancler, 65
The musician was a popular teacher in USC Thornton’s Contemporary Music Division who was celebrated for his work on Michael Jackson’s Thriller album.
Jazz composer’s eclectic People Music gets U.S. premiere at USC
Bob Mintzer’s three-movement jazz piece written for the Vienna Philharmonic features solos for the violin, clarinet and sax.
Camaraderie is keynote for USC Thornton tuba players
Most of the working professionals around Los Angeles received their degrees from the USC music school.
Music from Hopscotch, the world’s first mobile opera, comes to USC
Concert brings the sights and sounds of L.A. to life, giving the audience a chance to speak with creators of the offbeat opera.
USC Thornton musicians find a home away from home
Composer and his wife remodel their house to create an intimate performance venue for chamber musicians, including many Trojans.
Andrew Norman wins prestigious composition award for video game-inspired ‘Play’
The USC Thornton faculty member and alumnus earns the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his acclaimed orchestral work inspired by the experience of playing video games.
USC Thornton plays a global tune, with new opportunities for its musicians to study abroad
International effort includes partnerships, exchanges and associate membership in the Association of European Conservatories.
Ainadamar follows the final hours of poet Federico García Lorca
Flamenco guitar plays a prominent role in the musical score of the USC Thornton opera.
Welcome to the Eastside Café, a musical sanctuary for its neighborhood
USC Thornton student leads weekly jam sessions in El Sereno.
Have classical guitar, will travel
Ever on the go, a USC Thornton musician is well on his way to international success.
USC Thornton at forefront of music education, says arts trailblazer
Former president of the New England Conservatory of Music lauds the accomplishments and innovative ideas at USC’s music school.
Frau Schindler to provide new perspective on the Holocaust
USC Thornton opera explores the dilemmas faced by Oskar Schindler’s wife and her role in their attempts to save thousands of lives.
Operatic Hopscotch hits the road across LA
Experimental experience finds audience members listening to librettos while traveling around town.
Daniel Pollack revisits a concerto that launched his international career
The pianist will play the work that made him famous on the Moscow stage: Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
William Forsythe ‘changed the face of dance’
The celebrated choreographer, who joins USC Kaufman this fall, is honored in Chicago by his peers.
Remove the conductor from the podium and hear what happens
USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra to perform Tchaikovsky’s Serenade with this innovative approach.