At the USC Thornton School of Music, we celebrate our location in Los Angeles, the nation’s center for creativity and innovation. As the music profession changes, we are at the forefront of a forward-thinking educational model that prepares students for careers at the highest level as performers, composers, educators and industry leaders.
Lightning strikes twice for doctoral composition student Julia Adolphe.
A groundbreaking mobile opera features USC Thornton faculty, alumni and students.
Have guitar, will tour internationally – a video profile of student Mak Grgić.
Evan Pensis, a senior in the Keyboard Studies department, brought music to inmates at an Arizona State Prison.
Soprano Yelena Dyachek ’16 was selected as a winner at the Grand Finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
The USC Thornton Symphony and conductor Carl St.Clair hit the road for a multimedia performance.
Students from the Choral & Sacred Music department turned into a flash mob.
A Who’s Who of cellists spent 10 days on campus, and 109 of them performed on one stage at Disney Hall.
A student of Midori Goto won an international competition and suddenly had a Stradivarius and a Guarneri.
The National Medal of Arts winner reflected on his career in 10 short videos.
— Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times music critic
Freshman Tom Carpenter is thriving in the new Music Production degree program.
When Karina DePiano came to USC, she didn’t know what a musical director was. Luckily, she enrolled in the Popular Music program.
Thornton students recorded in the same studio where as Sinatra, McCartney and Neil Young.
Production Club is a design and logistics firm founded by USC alumni.
Peek into any rehearsal room in the Jazz Studies program and you will hear something you’ve never heard before.
Alum Bram is the arranger for the group, which includes former student Hoying.
She rounded up USC musicians to compose and record music for YouTube videos on women who survived attacks.
— Peter Erskine, director of Drumset Studies
DMA student Richard Perez is teaching students to prize passion as well as perfection.
A thesis turns into a love letter to a family’s cultural homeland for student Tina Huynh.
Does a chamber orchestra need a conductor? Clarinetist and Arts Leadership student Benjamin Mitchell doesn’t think so.
Each week on Classical KUSC’s “Arts Alive” program, listeners pick the brain of USC Thornton Dean Robert Cutietta.
Each year, more than 125 USC Thornton students provide music programming for more than 10,000 students and adults across Los Angeles.
Keck Medicine of USC otolaryngologists, physical therapists and orthopedists keep musicians and singers in peak shape.
She delves into 21st century philosophy, art and music with an imaginative literary style.
USC Thornton’s Arts Leadership program hosts the immersive seminar to develop future orchestra leaders.
— Adam Gilbert, director of the Early Music Program