Stories by Tyler Francischine:
USC trailblazer pushed past criticism as Trojan Marching Band’s first female drum major
TITLE IX: Since donning the cardinal cape and gold breastplate, USC Thornton alumna India Anderson has performed with Beyoncé at the 2022 Oscars and now leads the brass band Blow.
USC Thornton doctoral student, professor team up to help Ukrainian school
Ukrainian-born Grygorii Koval joined forces with his classical guitar professor, William Kanengiser, to raise funds and gather resources for Koval’s former guitar school.
USC Thornton students get firsthand lessons in mastering the recording studio
Third-year pop performance program students become session musicians and producers at L.A.’s historic Village Studios.
Chernobyl opera makes U.S. debut at USC
EARTH WEEK: USC Thornton collaborates with Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy to create All The Truths We Cannot See: A Chernobyl Story.
Women take the spotlight at USC Thornton School of Music
Female students, faculty, staff and alumni are constantly blazing new trails and opening new doors, all while being authentically themselves – even in areas typically dominated by men. As Women’s History Month continues, take a look at what the music school’s talented women have been up to.
Reimagining a century-old Black gospel hymn that continues to inspire
USC Thornton keyboard studies doctoral student Lenny Hayes partnered with USC Annenberg faculty member Miki Turner in honoring “Something Within.”
USC Thornton students get chance of a lifetime working Super Bowl LVI
Sophie Reeves, an instructor in the school’s music industry program, helps students get a production assistant gig at the Big Game.
USC Thornton Department of Choral & Sacred Music offers gender-inclusive performance attire
Students have their choice of four distinct attire options, including two non-binary designs, with 15% opting for one of the non-binary choices.
A leap of faith led to Emmy accolades for this USC alum
After abruptly moving to San Francisco, Danielle Dupre landed her dream job as a post-production sound mixer at Skywalker Sound and has been nominated for her work on WandaVision.