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USC Professor Gives $3 Million for New School Symphonic Hall

Josh Harris • News • November 8, 2012

Alice Schoenfeld, holder of the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Endowed Chair in String Instruction and a professor of violin instruction and performance for more than half a century at the USC Thornton School of Music, has committed $3 million to create a new symphonic hall for the school.Alice Schoenfeld, holder of the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Endowed Chair in String Instruction and a professor of violin instruction and performance for more than half a century at the USC Thornton School of Music, has committed $3 million to create a new symphonic hall for the school. The hall will be named for her and her sister, Eleonore, who was the holder of the Gregor Piatigorsky Chair in Violoncello and a USC Thornton professor from 1959 until her death in 2007.  The 3,700-square-foot Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall was dedicated Oct. 28. A campus open house and student concert followed.

This gift from Alice Schoenfeld represents significant support for the Campaign for the University of Southern California, a multi-year effort to secure $6 billion or more in private philanthropy to advance USC’s academic priorities and expand the university’s positive impact on the community and world.

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