Sunny Jungin Yang, alumna and current cellist for Kronos Quartet, returned to USC Thornton to visit her former professors and inspire current USC Thornton students.

watch the video

USC Thornton opened its doors in 1884. Come explore our illustrious history.

a brief history
old people

USC Thornton’s Outreach programs connect students with the local community through educational and performance opportunities.

watch the video

USC Thornton alumni are helping to grow and shape the EDM genre. Learn how the school is embracing this new, exciting sound.

discover EDM

Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music Glenn Dicterow gives final NY Phil performances.

read more
Glenn Dicterow

Three divisions, one extraordinary school.

show all departments
event calendar

Upcoming events

news archive


Bradley Sroka (PhD, ’14) participates in USC research on popular music

October 22, 2014


Bradley Sroka (PhD, ’14) led a team of USC Thornton graduate students in a project that analyzed the psychology of music and what makes a “hit song.” The researchers analyzed over a thousand No. 1 songs on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 list between 1958 and 2012, in addition to the 1,451 songs… read more

more news