Annual Fund

Your Support Matters

USC Thornton relies heavily on the support of people like you. Because tuition and endowment do not cover all of Thornton’s operating expenses, annual gifts from generous donors have a direct impact on a student’s educational experience. Unrestricted gifts to Thornton sustain initiatives of the school, including support for hundreds of student scholarships, outstanding faculty mentors for student musicians, dynamic degree programs, and enhanced facility upgrades. Every year, hundreds of alumni, parents, and friends pledge their support as members of either the USC Thornton Patron’s Circle or Dean’s Circle. These individuals understand the value of quality music education and its importance in development of our students and the advancement of the arts, entertainment, and our society.

Your Contribution to the Thornton Annual Fund Helps:

  • Hundreds of students receive merit-based financial aid
  • Talented faculty members mentor thousands of students
  • Innovative and dynamic degree programs thrive
  • Newly-acquired facility space receive necessary upgrades

Together we will inspire new generations of performers, composers, educators and leaders to dream big, perform at the highest level and invigorate the diverse musical world of the 21st century.

After silence, that which comes closest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley