Stories by Evan Calbi:
USC Thornton faculty, alumni celebrated at 65th annual Grammy Awards
Trojans won awards — some for the first time — and were featured in the televised performances. On music’s biggest night, a nomination can often be as important as a win.
Multiple USC Thornton grads, faculty among 2023 Grammy nominees
Alumni and faculty from the Jazz Studies program lead a lengthy list of USC Thornton nominees
In memoriam: Lamont Dozier, songwriter and producer behind countless Motown hits
The celebrated musician was the first artist-in-residence for USC Thornton’s Popular Music program.
In memoriam: Vincent DeRosa, noted French hornist and former USC Thornton faculty member
The celebrated musician, who died at 101, set a playing standard that continues today.
USC Thornton alumni and faculty win at 2022 Grammy Awards
Music school faculty member Vince Mendoza and alumni Grant Gershon, Robert Istad and Carlos Rafael Rivera are among those who won awards.
2 USC faculty members named Guggenheim Fellows
Art historian Lisa Pon is recognized for exploring Renaissance artist Raphael’s collaborations, while composer Nina C. Young is known for her genre-defying work.
Alice Schoenfeld, renowned violinist and longtime faculty member, 98
USC mourns the noted teacher and generous philanthropist, who died May 25. Schoenfeld taught countless students and underwrote music scholarships and renovation of the school’s orchestral rehearsal hall.
USC Thornton alumni take home Grammy Awards
Trojan honors at Sunday’s ceremony include Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
In memoriam: musician Robert Mann, 97
The Juilliard String Quartet co-founder inspired generations of musicians and mentored countless ensembles.
Guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. named artist-in-residence at USC Thornton School of Music
The producer and composer will spend the academic year working with students in the Contemporary Music division.
What does it take to be leader of the band?
With mentorship from USC Thornton faculty, a talented musician moves from keyboard player to musical director, scoring high-profile gigs along the way.
Musician traces the roots of his electronic style — in jazz
USC Thornton alum Alfred Darlington, better known as Daedelus, collaborates on a new album with the ensemble Kneebody.
Original compositions — and all that jazz — at USC Thornton
An emerging trend in jazz education emphasizes composition as a tool for improv.
Musician Sérgio Mendes urges students to ‘embrace the dream’
USC Thornton students sing along to a lively performance by the Brasil ’66 band.
Ticket packages on sale for Piatigorsky Cello Festival
Some of the world’s most celebrated cellists will perform at the 10-day music event uniting USC Thornton, the LA Phil and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Who leaves Paris to pursue music in Los Angeles?
That would be clarinetist Pierre Génisson, who sharpened his skills under the tutelage of USC Thornton’s Yehuda Gilad.
Hubbard Street: a new dance partner for USC Kaufman
The first workshop at USC includes master classes with Hubbard Street faculty and other mentors.
Who wouldn’t want Randy Newman as a musical mentor?
One lucky alum’s 15-minute sit as part of a USC Thornton program turns into a melodious two-hour meeting.
USC Thornton alumni win Grammys on music’s big day
Awards demonstrate the talent and diversity of the music school’s former students.
USC Thornton to host summer seminar for orchestra leaders
New partnership gives music students access to valued expertise.
Pianist Jeffrey Kahane to join USC Thornton faculty next fall
A commitment to education has been a central part of his musical life for more than two decades.
USC Kaufman assembles a stellar faculty
School of Dance brings on new faculty members and artists in residence.
USC Thornton alum steps into spotlight on John Legend tour
Ryan Lerman is music director and guitarist for Grammy winner’s road show.
Popular Music students, alumni to perform at Universal CityWalk
Folk rock, R&B, jazz and pop artists will play at the free showcase Aug. 17.