Four bassoon performance students received a special lesson from Michael Ke Ma.
The performance featured two keyboard faculty studies alongside the symphony.
Two students advanced in the auditions held at the Colburn School Sunday.
More than 10 music institutions from the Pacific Rim convened to discuss future programs.
Michael Tilson Thomas has won 11 Grammys and is committed to music education.
Adam Faruqi, a freshman majoring in vocal arts, sings a solo during the USC Thornton Concert Choir’s performance of “Joy,” arranged by Dave Maddux. Thornton showcased the USC Choral Artists and Scholarship Brass Quintet at “Winter Gala: A Holiday Celebration” on Wednesday.
Flora Thornton was a visible figure at the school of music as a donor and board member.