On the horizon: bright futures.
Successful musicians of the future need to do so much more than play music. In addition to being virtuoso performers with distinct artistic voices, they need to function as digital-savvy technicians and entrepreneurs. We equip artists with the portfolio of skills they need to thrive.
Always innovating, always collaborating.
USC Thornton students collaborate constantly across musical genres within the school, and with their peers in USC’s world-class cinematic arts, dance, and theatre schools. We encourage study abroad, as musicians’ multi-faceted careers increasingly are global. This international focus builds a multicultural sensibility and widens students’ professional networks.
No one career looks like another, and we train students for success in multiple career paths. These include stages, studios, higher education, K-12 classrooms, and arts leadership positions. Our location in Los Angeles, the creative capital of the world, provides a wealth of nearby opportunities.
Jason King named dean of USC Thornton School of MusicRenowned music scholar and musician Jason King has been named dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, effective July 1st.
Laura Leigh Spillane appointed as visiting lecturer at Scripps College
Rolling Stone celebrates Alan Pasqua’s music career in “Unknown Legends” interview
Chanda Dancy composed score for “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody”
Margaret Batjer on Colburn School’s pre-college program
Fri | 7:30 PM | Bovard Auditorium (ADM)
USC Thornton professor of composition Frank Ticheli guest conducts the USC Thornton Winds in a concert celebrating his illustrious career, joined by conductors Carl St.Clair and Sharon Lavery as well as the USC Thornton Chamber Singers.
Mon | 7:00 PM | Carson Center (CTV)
The USC Thornton Honors Combo, under the direction of professor Jason Goldman, is joined by GRAMMY Award-winning group the Yellowjackets.