Winds and Percussion


The USC Thornton Winds and Percussion faculty consists of artists and teachers of national and international regard, and provides a level of artistic and technical development virtually unmatched in the United States. Emphasis on all aspects of performance, combined with broad musical preparation, produces graduates who are concert artists, recording artists for major motion picture and television studios, performers in major orchestras and ensembles, and members of the faculties of music schools throughout the world.

Undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as non-degree certificates, are offered in: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and percussion.

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Jim Babor

James Babor featured as a soloist with the LA Phil in London

April 6, 2016

Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) percussionist James Babor, also a member of the USC Thornton Winds & Percussion faculty, was recently featured as a soloist with the LA Phil during the orchestra’s 2016 international tour. On March 23rd at the Barbican performance venue in London, conductor Gustavo Dudamel led the… read more

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