The USC Thornton Alumni Association and Board of Councilors recently presented an interactive career panel for aspiring music industry professionals. Moderated by musician and producer Randy Jackson, the panel of industry veterans and members of the USC Thornton Board of Councilors offered Thornton students insight and advice about pursuing careers in artist management, music licensing and concert presenting.
“Whether in classical or rock or even in union orchestras, you have to stay creative and you have to trust your gut. Also, don’t forget to be humble and maintain a sense of humility,” said Rachel Fine, former Executive Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and USC Thornton faculty. The panel also included Grammy award-winning record producer, writer and arranger Glenn Ballard and opera singer Suzanna Guzmán.