Admission Events

Thank you for your interest in the Thornton School of Music!  We are excited to connect with you at one of our admission events.  Please see below for details about our admission events and be sure to check this page regularly for the most up-to-date event information.

On-Campus Admission Events

USC Thornton Undergraduate Admission Information Sessions | Offered most Fridays

Join a representative from the USC Thornton Office of Admission for an overview of the USC Thornton undergraduate experience and application process.  First-year and transfer prospective students are encouraged to attend as the session will focus on undergraduate music degrees.

USC Office of Admission Undergraduate Events | Various days and times

Prospective undergraduate students are also invited to reserve a student-led or self-guided USC campus tour.  Student-led tours are hosted by current undergraduate USC students who will provide a general overview of the university.  We are unable to offer tours specifically of the Thornton School, but we do encourage prospective students to attend a USC campus tour as a wonderful way to learn about all that USC has to offer and see the beautiful campus.  For more information about USC campus tour options, click here.

Class and Rehearsal Visits | Various days and times

Prospective undergraduate students interested in observing a USC Thornton class or rehearsal may refer to the below approved class visit list. Please follow all instructions closely and pay special attention to any additional instructions in the “Notes from Faculty” section on the approved list.

Steps for Setting Up a Class Visit

  1. For all classes on the list, email the instructor as far in advance as possible to confirm your visit.
  2. Arrive to the class at least 5 minutes early on the day of the visit.
  3. Quickly introduce yourself to the professor before the class begins.
  4. Plan to stay for the entirety of the class to avoid disruptions for our faculty and students. If you are unable to stay for the full class meeting, confirm with the instructor that it is okay to arrive late or leave early.

Virtual Admission Events

Undergraduate Admission Information Sessions | Offered twice a month, usually on a Wednesday

USC Office of Admission Undergraduate Virtual Sessions | Various days and times

Prospective undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to also attend one of the many virtual tours and programs offered by USC Admission. Click here for more information.

Thornton Graduate Admission Information

Prospective graduate students are encouraged to email Kit Bellamy, Associate Director of Graduate Admission, at for more information about our graduate programs.


Connect with a Student Ambassador

The USC Thornton Student Ambassadors are currently enrolled undergraduate students at the USC Thornton School of Music and are committed to enhancing the experience for all students, present and future. Click here to learn more about our Ambassadors.


USC Thornton Snapshot: A Look Inside the USC Thornton School of Music

Click here to take an online tour of the USC Thornton School of Music in this series of snapshots and videos showcasing our students in rehearsals, performances, lessons, classes, and more.