University of Southern California Thornton School of Music Celebrates 125 Years

Ron Losby, Steinway & Sons President of the Americas, joined the 125th gala celebration and delivered remarks honoring Steinway’s longstanding relationship with the Thornton School of Music. Shown (L-R)

Ron Losby, President of Steinway & Sons; USC Thornton Board of Advisor members Gregg Field and Susanna Guzman; Alan Pasqua, Chair of Thornton’s jazz department; and Rob Cutietta, Dean USC Thornton School of Music – all of whom spoke at the 125th Anniversary festivities – with (seated) Flora L. Thornton, who became the school’s benefactor in 1999 with a naming gift of $25 million, at the time the largest such contribution to an American school of music. Photo Credit: Lee Salem