The Thornton School celebrates the art of making and learning about music. We have world class programs in everything from the music of early times to the most cutting edge music of today. Our programs in music industry, jazz, film and television scoring and recording arts reflect the unique artistic landscape of Los Angeles. Our orchestral, wind and vocal programs are considered among the best in the country. At the core of this excellence are the faculty, students and staff of the School.
USC Thornton Senior Leadership
Jeffrey de Caen, associate dean for operations
Joanna Demers, associate dean for faculty affairs
A. Phoenix Delgado, associate dean for advancement
Rotem Gilbert, vice dean of division of research and scholarly studies
Cristian Grases, vice dean of division of classical performance and composition
Brian Head, associate dean of academic affairs
Sean Holt, vice dean of division of contemporary music
Susan M. Lopez, associate dean for administration and finance
Ronald C. McCurdy, assistant dean of the justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion committee
Phillip M. Placenti, associate dean for admission and student affairs
From USC’s Academic Standards web page: “Any undergraduate student who earns a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on 12 units or more of letter-graded course work in any one semester is placed on the Dean’s List for that semester.”
Celebrating Dean Cutietta
Learn more about Dean Robert Cutietta’s 20 years of inspired service at USC Thornton.