Career Insights

A Better Music Industry

January 17, 2018

Senior Alvin Liang recently won USC Stevens Institute’s Best Business Concept Award for a music industry app he created, one of many students using tech to launch careers.


A New Vision for Music Education

December 19, 2017

Don’t miss your chance to apply for the new Master’s degree in K-12 Contemporary Teaching Practice—the deadline has been extended to Jan. 17


Transforming the Landscape of Teacher Education in Music

December 1, 2017

Peter Webster, scholar in residence in the department of Music Teaching and Learning, reflects on the school’s bold plan to transform music education.


Why Should Musicians Mentor?

November 30, 2017

Mentors from USC Thornton’s Community Engagement Program speak about why they do what they do—and why the program gives them hope for the future.


Choir Festival Brings Students Together

November 15, 2017

The choir festival is the culminating project for elementary school students who are part of the USC Thornton Community Engagement Program.


Meeting the Needs of Every School

November 8, 2017

In the second part of our month-long look at USC Thornton’s Community Engagement Program, we highlight students bringing music and arts to local schools in the University Park area.


The Multifaceted Task of Transforming Music Teacher Education

November 2, 2017

Judy Lewis, director of the K-12 Contemporary Teaching Practice master’s degree program, reflects on USC Thornton’s bold plan to transform music teacher education.


Music Classes Bridge Academics With Creativity

October 31, 2017

The ongoing success of the USC Thornton’s Community Engagement Program makes a case for music’s importance in a well-rounded academic curriculum.


Learning On the Job

October 24, 2017

Alumnus Benjamin Mitchell turned to Thornton’s Arts Leadership program to help launch the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless ensemble that’s shaking up the classical music scene.


Transforming the Landscape of Music Teaching Degrees

October 4, 2017

Which type of music education master’s program best suits your needs? Find out as we examine the different types of music teaching degrees available.