Alumni

Overview

As a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music, you are a member of a thriving network of distinguished alumni spanning the globe. USC Thornton alumni perform on stages around the world, imprint their musical voice in the global media as sought-after studio musicians and recording artists, hold prominent positions in major orchestras and ensembles, win coveted prizes and honors, and serve as leaders in the rapidly evolving music profession. The USC Thornton Office of Alumni Relations strives to support our alumni in achieving success and transforming the world of music today while engaging our alumni through interactive networking events and an active online community.

We encourage all of our alumni to sign up for our monthly Thornton Alumni Newsletter, like our Facebook page, and follow our Twitter feed to keep up-to-date on the activities of your fellow USC Thornton alumni and be sure to keep us informed of your accomplishments from performance gigs to album releases, from new jobs to press coverage using our handy web submission form.

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Upcoming events

  • USC Thornton Symphony at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Returning to Walt Disney Concert Hall, maestro Carl St.Clair and the USC Thornton Symphony are joined by Keyboard Studies faculty members Bernadene Blaha and Kevin Fitz-Gerald for an afternoon of Mozart and Strauss. Blaha and Fitz-Gerald will be featured in Mozart’s artful Piano Concerto No. 10, K.365, for two pianos. In the second half of the program, the ensemble will perform Richard Strauss’s spectacular Alpine Symphony, Op. 64. Program: W. A. Mozart – Concerto, 2 Pianos, No.10, K.365 (316a), E-flat major Richard Strauss – Eine Alpensinfonie, TrV 233, op.64 (Alpine Symphony) Tickets are available exclusively through the LA Phil box office at www.laphil.com/tickets or by calling (323) 850-2000.

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

  • Music Career Night: Turning Career Failures into Success

    USC Thornton Board of Councilors and the Office of Alumni Relations present the sixth annual Music Career Night: Turning Career Failures into Success, moderated by Board of Councilors members, who will lead mid-career music industry professionals in a robust discussion on the importance of pushing past failures to grow and achieve success in your music career.

    Tutor Campus Center (TCC)

  • Baroque Sinfonia: Strike the Viol, Touch the Lute: Music of Restoration England

    The USC Thornton Baroque Sinfonia performs music from the bawdy to the sublime—pleasant ditties, grand anthems, and dancing tunes—in an enganging concert featuring viols, voices, and sundry instruments. The return of Charles II and the monarchy brought a resurgence of pomp, pageantry and the salacious to Restoration England, which is expressed in music by Jenkins, Locke, Lawes, Humfrey, and Purcell. Seating is first-come, first-served, and RSVPs are not available.

    Newman Recital Hall (AHF)


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    Bassist Brian Robert Jones joins Gwen Stefani on the road

    January 13, 2017

    Bassist Brian Robert Jones (BM ’15), an alumnus of the USC Thornton Popular Music program, recently performed with singer Gwen Stefani at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The special engagement followed Stefani’s 28 city “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” tour, on which Jones performed from… read more

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