July 19, 2013
photo Timothy Andres
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is delighted to announce that Andrew Norman joins the music faculty at USC’s Thornton School of Music as a full-time professor this fall. Now in his second year as composer-in-residence with LACO, Andrew holds a faculty position that allows him to work at one of the finest music institutions in the United States and collaborate with highly distinguished faculty such as Donald Crockett, a former LACO composer-in-residence.
As a recent alumnus of the Thornton School of Music, I am especially thrilled by this news! One of the most unique aspects of USC is the extraordinary closeness and solidarity of its alumni, so it is always exciting when a member of the “Trojan Family” returns to the school as faculty or staff. I know that he will be graciously welcomed back by USC students and faculty.
Andrew’s new appointment is also great news for the LA Chamber Orchestra. Since Andrew relocates from Brooklyn to Southern California for his new position, LACO is excited at the prospect of seeing the composer more often at Orchestra performances and events.
There is no doubt that Andrew enjoys helping people of all ages explore and create music and considers this an important part of his life as a musician. As a member of the music faculty at the Thornton School, he will share this passion with the Los Angeles community and reach out to the next generation of musical artists.