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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Student Emily Browne takes principal position with Spokane Symphony

September 25, 2015

Emily Browne

USC Thornton masters student Emily Browne has won the position of Johnston-Fix Principal Chair, Horn, with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, under music director Eckart Preu. Browne currently studies with Kristy Morrell in the Winds and Percussion program.

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