Career Insights

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.

Sharing Music Beyond the Concert Hall

February 8, 2017

Midori Goto’s violin studio performs outreach concerts that open students and communities to the power of music.

The DIY Way to Create Buzz for a Band

December 8, 2016

Music Industry students promote their musician classmates in a hands-on course revamped by new faculty member Loren Medina.

GRAMMY nominees include a slew of USC Thornton faculty, alumni

December 7, 2016

Nominations range from jazz and classical categories to popular music, film scores and more.

Turning Artists Into Leaders

September 21, 2016

Three years since its launch, USC Thornton’s Arts Leadership program celebrates its successes and looks to the future.

Music Media Solutions

September 15, 2016

The USC Thornton course teaches Music Industry principles through real-world situations.

Nurturing Young Minds with Music

June 24, 2016

A five-year USC study has shown that music training can spur brain development in young children.

The Emphasis is on Performing—with Feeling

June 14, 2016

Teaching his middle school students to prize passion as well as perfection, DMA candidate Richard Perez looks at how playing in a group creates community.

Creating a space for arts and autonomy

May 3, 2016

Arts Leadership student Angela Flores is working with other community activists to secure the future of El Sereno’s Eastside Café.