Free Screening: “Composed”

Explore the realities of performance anxiety confronted by every musician in this documentary screening and Q&A featuring director John Beder. Presented by the USC Thornton Health & Wellness Committee.

Opera Scenes

The singing actors of the USC Thornton Opera program present an exciting and wide-ranging selection of excerpts from grand opera to operetta.

Music Career Night: Turning Career Failures into Success

USC Thornton Board of Councilors and the Office of Alumni Relations present the sixth annual Music Career Night: Turning Career Failures into Success, moderated by Board of Councilors members, who will lead mid-career music industry professionals in a robust discussion on the importance of pushing past failures to grow and achieve success in your music career.

Cello Masterclass with Steven Isserlis

Celebrated British cellist Steven Isserlis, in Los Angeles for appearances with the LA Phil, presents a masterclass in cello performance.

USC Thornton Wind Ensemble: New & Old, Old & New

H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery lead the USC Thornton Wind Ensemble in a performance that looks to the past and future in equal measure, featuring an eclectic program that includes Adam Silverman’s Hard Knocks, Wallingford Riegger’s Music for Brass, Op. 45, Carl Reinecke’s Octet, Morton Gould’s “Marches” from West Point Symphony, and Thornton Composition student Ryan Lindveit’s Like an Altar with Nine Thousand Robot Attendants. Program: Adam Silverman – Hard Knocks Wallingford Riegger – Music for Brass, Op. 45 Ryan Lindveit – Like an Altar with Nine Thousand Robot Attendants Carl Reinecke – Octet Morton Gould – “Marches” from West Point Symphony

Jazz Night featuring the USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra

Jason Goldman leads the Concert Jazz Orchestra in their popular Video Game Concert, featuring original musical arrangements from some of the most well-known and loved video games.

Faculty Recital with David Howard and Shawn Mouser

Renowned Winds & Percussion faculty members David Howard, clarinet, and Shawn Mouser, bassoon, collaborate in a joint recital featuring the Sextet for Winds by Beethoven and the Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon by Francis Poulenc. Program: Ludwig van Beethoven - Sextet for Winds Francis Poulenc - Sonanta for Clarinet and Bassoon

Classical Guitar Masterclass with David Russell

GRAMMY Award-winner David Russell leads a masterclass with the Classical Guitar department.

Faculty Recital with the Early Music Program

Inspired by the watershed year of 1517, members of the Early Music faculty offer a program of music from before and after the German Reformation, featuring polyphony by Henricus Isaac and Ludwig Senfl, and improvisations on dances from Michael Praetorius' beloved Terpsichore. The recital features faculty members Adam Gilbert (shawm, recorder, bagpipe), Rotem Gilbert (shawm, recorder, bagpipe), Jason Yoshida (guitar, theorbo, percussion), and special guests Adam Bregman (sackbut), and Malachai Bandy (shawm, viola da gamba).

Jazz Night featuring ALAJE

ALAJE, the USC Thornton Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble led by Aaron Serfaty, headlines this ongoing series featuring USC Thornton student jazz ensembles.

USC Thornton Symphony: Concerto Night

Guest conductor David Lockington leads the USC Thornton Symphony in Concerto Night, featuring outstanding student soloists on clarinet, cello, and piano. Yasmina Spiegelberg (clarinet) performs Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A minor (K.622), Gabriel Martins (cello), performs Hindemith's Violoncello Concerto, and Vijay Venkatesh (piano), performs Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Popular Music: Second-Year Showcase

Sean Holt leads second-year Popular Music students in this showcase, focusing on stylistic nuance, groove, and ensemble technique.