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Scholarly and Professional Studies

USC Thornton Scholarly and Professional Studies Division encompasses commitments to scholarly studies and professional music performance.

The strong programs of study that this division supports, together with interdisciplinary partnerships between academics and performance, provide the best kind of professional preparation in today’s complex cultural settings.

The key attributes of the division:

  • An environment in which innovation is constant, resilience trumps stability, and where personal creativity, courage, and a sense of possibility are the keys to success
  • Interdisciplinary partnerships coupled with resources available from one of the top research universities in the country
  • The most relevant and effective professional preparation to create leaders in today’s complex cultural settings

“Welcome to all considering a connection to the Scholarly and Professional Studies Division. If you are interested in one or more of the outstanding programs in this Division, I hope you will contact us for more information about how your studies might be supported by work here.”

Peter Webster
Vice Dean
Scholarly and Professional Studies
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New York City alumni honor Thomas Bähler with Tommy Award

July 2, 2015

Thomas Bahler

USC Thornton graduate Thomas Bähler (BM ’66) was one of four alumni honored by the USC Alumni Club of New York at their 6th annual Tommy Awards ceremony. The awards celebrate outstanding alumni for their extraordinary contributions to the cultural, philanthropic and business communities of New York City. Bähler is… read more

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