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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Horn alumna Laura Brenes releases debut album

September 2, 2015

Laura Brenes

French Horn player and USC Thornton alumna Laura Brenes (MM ’02) has released her debut album, “a Time and a Place,” which features original music composed for her by fellow alumni Bear McCreary (BM ’02, composition), Daniel James Chan (GCRT ’08, SMPTV), Chris Bacon (GCRT ’05), SMPTV, and Damian Montano… read more

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