By Spencer Gisser
Jack McFadden-Talbot â09 was accepted into Midori Goto’s music studio at USC. Goto, the chair of the string department at the USC Thornton School of Music, currently teaches eight students in her studio.
Jack McFadden-Talbot â09 was awarded a Presidential Scholarship from the University of Southern California.
The Presidential Scholarship, which covers half the USC tuition, is awarded to 200 incoming USC freshmen each year. The recipients are chosen by USC faculty and staff.
Although Talbot did not apply for a Presidential Scholarship, he became eligible for the award after he applied to the School of Music.
“I actually didn’t know about the award until I received my acceptance letter,” Talbot said.
Talbot was the only applicant to the USC Thornton School of Music to receive the award this year.
Talbot was also accepted to a Julliard-Columbia joint program for a composition degree.
Regardless of the school he attends in the fall, Talbot said he will want to pursue the performance aspect of music in addition to studying composition.