Composer Andrew Norman Joins USC Thornton School of Music as Associate Professor of Composition

By Afton Wooten

(Credit: Craig T. Matthew)

Andrew Norman will take on the position of associate professor of composition at his Alma Mater USC Thornton School of Music in Fall 2023.

Norman is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in music. His work has been championed by renowned conductors such as John Adams, Marin Alsop, Gustavo Dudamel, Simon Rattle and David Robertson. Andrew has collaborated with leading ensembles worldwide, including the Berlin, Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, and the London, BBC.

His dedication to education has placed him in residencies with various institutions across the country. He currently serves as the director of the L.A. Phil’s Composer Fellowship Program for high school composers and will continue his role at Juliliard as a visiting facutly member.

In an offical press release Noram said, “I love the Thornton School, and I am deeply connected to that place and that community. It is my home. I got two degrees there; I taught there for seven years. And I am really excited about returning home. The Thornton School has an amazing faculty and an amazing composition department specifically, and I’m incredibly honored to be part of that community again.”

Donald Crockett, chair of the USC Thornton Composition program shares excitement for Andrew’s return by sayoing, “We are absolutely delighted that Andrew Norman is returning to the composition faculty at Thornton. Andrew is a gifted composer with global reach.”