Thank you for your interest in the Thornton School of Music! We are excited to connect with you at one of our admission events. At this time, USC Thornton is only offering online events for prospective students. Thornton School Admission staff are also not available for in-person meetings at this time but are happy to connect with prospective students via phone or Zoom meetings. Please see below for details about our virtual admission events and be sure to check this page regularly for the most up-to-date event information.
Virtual Admission Events
Weekly Admission Information Sessions (Undergraduate only)
- 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 welcome to attend.
- Virtual sessions are offered most Wednesday’s at 3:30 p.m. (PT) through October. Click here to view the full schedule and register for a virtual information session.
- Note: Registration for November virtual information session dates will be available in late October.
Undergraduate Thornton Transfer Information Sessions
- Join a representative from the USC Thornton Office of Admission for a more in-depth review of the Thornton transfer experience, application process, and more. Click here to register for a Thornton Transfer Information Session.
- Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. (PT)
- Monday, October 18, 2021 | 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. (PT)
- Monday, November 8, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (PT)
USC Office of Admission Events (Undergraduate only)
- 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.
- USC is now offering limited reduced-capacity campus tours for prospective students. For more information about USC campus tour options, click here. Note: At this time, USC Thornton is only offering online events for prospective students.
The Arts @ USC (Undergraduate only)
This virtual presentation featuring the visual and performing arts programs at USC gives you the opportunity to hear from department representatives about their programs and application requirements. You will also have the chance to join a Thornton School admission representative for an optional Q&A session after the presentation. Register for a virtual Arts @ USC presentation here!
Music Admissions Roundtable (MAR) Virtual Performing Arts College Fairs
Prospective graduate and undergraduate students are invited to visit our booth at this virtual college fair for a chance to connect with an admission representative from the Thornton School of Music and ask questions about our programs and application process. The fair also includes opportunities to connect with admission representatives from schools around the country. Click here for more details about the virtual fair and a list of all participating schools.
- Sunday, September 26, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (PT) | Register for USC Thornton’s virtual fair booth here
- Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00 a.m. (PT) | Register for USC Thornton’s virtual fair booth here
- Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (PT) | Register for USC Thornton’s virtual fair booth here
Thornton Graduate Admission Information
- Prospective graduate students are encouraged to email Kit Bellamy, Associate Director of Graduate Admission, at email@example.com for more information about our graduate programs. Please note: Thornton School Admission staff are not available for in-person meetings at this time but are happy to connect with prospective students via phone or Zoom appointments.
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.