Annual Giving

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 giving sustains Thornton’s student initiatives, enables the School to award scholarship aid to hundreds of students annually, provides outstanding faculty mentors for our student musicians, funds dynamic degree programs, and supports enhanced facility upgrades. Every year, hundreds of alumni, parents, and friends of the School pledge their support because they understand the value of quality music education and its important role in the advancement of the arts, entertainment and our community.

Your Annual Gift to Thornton Helps:

  • Provide hundreds of students receive merit-based scholarship support
  • 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