The latest news and updates at the Academy and in the field.
Academy senior Macki Alvarez-Mena is a creative entrepreneur who follows her intuition. “I wasn’t really searching; I was kind of trusting I would land where I was meant to be.” Here, Macki looks back on her projects, her path to the Academy, and a few of her favorite things…
During Forbes Under 30's podcast, Peter Boyce II, co-founder of Rough Draft Ventures, highlights the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young program as the "perfect, new, fresh program to enable entrepreneuership" in his discussion about student entrepreneurship and the tech start-up scene across campuses.
It was a chance encounter between a story and storyteller that birthed a new short film, Safe Haven, which recently earned Amri Rigby, an Academy senior, a 2018 Sundance Ignite Fellowship.
The USC Iovine and Young Academy is starting work on a new track for students to help patient participate in their own care.
Danielle Boyce is an IYA freshman who's channeled her vibrant, off-beat style into an online business. Last week, Boyce launched MuchachaLA.com featuring her statement pom pom earrings.
MacKenzie Baker, a sophomore at the USC Iovine and Young Academy, recently became one of 13 recipients of the 2017 Advancing Women in Technology (AWT) Scholarship, which means she will receive $5,000 in financial assistance for her college education and greater opportunities to turn her ideas into reality.
Ben Stanfield, IYA junior, was assistant program director for the Vatican-blessed tech accelerator Laudato Si’ Startup Challenge.
Jimmy Iovine and Andre "Dr. Dre" Young break ground for the new Iovine and Young Hall building. "I hope at this school we can help our students to dream big, execute and build the courage to stay in the saddle," Iovine said.
The Iovine and Young Academy kicked off its groundbreaking ceremony for its first building, Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Hall, which will open in 2019. Ted Chen reports for NBC4 news.
The Iovine and Young Academy honors Tom Petty, a true music innovator and rock icon. His music legacy will not be forgotten.
New World Symphony and Academy students collaborated to deconstruct the traditional symphony experience, collapsing the gap between audience and performer.