Career Insights

Arts Entrepreneurship: Where Art Meets StARTup

September 6, 2017

Kenneth Foster, director of the Arts Leadership program, reflects on applying artists’ creative skills to grow from artist to arts entrepreneur.

Screen Scoring Alumni Spotlight: Duncan Thum

August 30, 2017

Thum made a name for himself with two Emmy nominations soon after graduating from USC Thornton.

How to Choose a Master’s Degree for Music Majors

August 9, 2017

Explore these tips for finding just the right Master’s program to put you on a successful career path.

How to Plan Your Career in Music after College

August 2, 2017

The path to a successful music career isn’t always crystal clear. However, there are a variety of innovative career paths available to recent music grads.

Contemporary Teaching Practice Spotlight: Vince Womack

August 1, 2017

Alumnus Vince Womack embodies the best of contemporary music education in his teaching career at the James Foshay Learning Center.

Arts Leadership Alumni Spotlight: Mak Grgić

July 14, 2017

Classical guitarist Mak Grgić is busy traveling the world and launching festivals – and he credits Thornton’s Arts Leadership program with giving him the skills for success.

Community Music Spotlight: Laura Reynolds

July 14, 2017

Alumna Laura Reynolds reflects on the impact that USC Thornton’s Community Engagement programs have had on her thriving career with the Seattle Symphony.

Music Industry Alumni Spotlight: Ross Lindly

July 14, 2017

The Music Industry alumnus says that his USC Thornton degree helped to put him at the forefront of a changing industry.

Summer Vacations

May 9, 2017

As another amazing year ends, USC Thornton students like Paul Cornish and Matt Dievendorf look ahead to busy summers pursuing music and careers away from campus.

The String Bank

March 7, 2017

USC Thornton undergraduates John Mietus and Jonathan Sussman create nonprofit to supply strings to music programs at underprivileged schools.