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.

The Classical ReDesign

We’ve created a new model of classical music education for undergraduates by rethinking what it means to be a virtuoso in the 21st century.

Thornton in Los Angeles

Students are only a subway ride away from professional companies in their field that are among the finest in the world.

Explore our programs.

Our three exceptional divisions offer cross-genre experiences, exposing students to diverse styles and techniques that will prepare them for a well-rounded career at the highest level.

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