Career Insights

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.


Tina Huynh connects to her past with children’s songs

April 14, 2016

A doctoral candidate in the Music Teaching & Learning program, Huynh will release a book of Vietnamese children’s songs this summer, collected during her graduate research.


Networking – It’s not a dirty word!

February 11, 2016

The fifth annual Music Career Night brought together industry panelists to talk about the pleasures and perils of nurturing a music career


USC Thornton alum shows how a Grammy win can be arranged

February 10, 2015

Ben Bram, who graduated from the Music Industry program only four years ago, takes home big industry honor with Pentatonix.


USC Thornton alumni win Grammys on music’s big night

February 9, 2015

USC Thornton alumni Ben Bram, Billy Childs, Scott Hoying and Cory Smythe walked away with awards at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 8 at the Nokia Theater.


Saxophone student turns class project into performing ensemble

September 10, 2014

Inspired to learn more about the business aspect of a music career, USC Thornton DMA student Andrew Harrison enrolled in several Arts Leadership classes. From that, Fiero Saxophone Quartet was born.


USC Thornton Music Industry majors visit Production Club

June 5, 2014

The trip, organized by Program Chair Ken Lopez, gave students a hands-on look into the skills needed to work in the production arm of the music business.


“Take Chances” Tour Pays Off For High School Arts Programs

January 28, 2014

USC Thornton alumnus Derik Nelson spearheads tour designed to raise thousands of dollars for high school arts and music programs along the West Coast.


Young Guru shares his methods for MIDI music production

December 10, 2013

Professor Steve Cunningham’s MIDI and Computer Music Production class anxiously awaited the arrival of acclaimed mixing engineer, producer and Thornton artist-in-residence faculty member Young Guru on Nov. 6. In class, students focus on recording and MIDI techniques for Logic Pro, and, according to Professor Cunningham, they come from all different musical backgrounds. In his typical fashion, Guru […]