Stories by Evan Calbi:
Pop Goes the Music Program
When the inaugural class of the USC Thornton School of Music’s popular music program began last fall, Luke Walton was among the most visible of the 25 select students from across the nation. A singer-songwriter from San Diego, Walton documented his acceptance to the school in his widely viewed YouTube series “Six Months to Make It.”
Music in Two Places at Once
While music education has long been built on the personal relationship between teacher and student, new technology is allowing lessons to grow beyond the face time necessary in the past.
Michael Tilson Thomas Wins Three Grammys
Michael Tilson Thomas ’67, MM ’76, one of the world’s leading conductors and an esteemed alumnus of the USC Thornton School of Music, won three awards at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 31.
In Memoriam: Meg Seno Wemple, 79
Meg Seno Wemple, an alumna and lifelong supporter of USC, died Dec. 31. She was 79.
USC Thornton Pulls All the Right Strings
The presence of Ralph Kirshbaum, Hagai Shaham and Midori signals an exciting new era for the music school’s renowned program.
USC Thornton Pulls the Right Strings
The presence of Ralph Kirshbaum, Midori and Hagai Shaham signals a new era for the music school’s renowned program.
Piatigorsky Seminar Draws Young Talent
Promising musicians from around the world perform in three recitals at the biannual showcase.
Ella Fitzgerald Celebrated at Galen Center
Jazz studies professor Shelly Berg directs USC Thornton musicians honoring the legendary vocalist.
Collaboration Drives USC’s Latest Opera
The Spirit of Lennon Rolls on at USC
Imagine, USC Thornton students put in a hard day’s work on the creation of a song and video.
Students Chart Solutions for Music Industry
After weeks of brainstorming, USC Thornton School strategists suggest solutions to help executives reach the young consumer.