Music in the City of Angels
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.
Celebrating Our GraduatesUSC Thornton honored its incredible graduates, faculty and staff at both the 68th Annual Honors Convocation and the 140th Commencement Ceremony.
Ennis Harris receives ISJAC/USF Prize for Emerging Black Composers
Francisco Fullana wins 2023 Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi Prize
Tengyue (TY) Zhang and Strauss Shi of The Bestfriends Duo win 2023 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition
P. Mauriat releases Derek Brown signature saxophone
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Fri | 7:30 PM | Bovard Auditorium (ADM)
USC Thornton Symphony
Carl St.Clair, artistic leader and principal conductor of the USC Thornton orchestras, leads the USC Thornton Symphony in the opening concert of the Fall 2023 semester.