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.

Discover USC Open House | Sunday, October 23, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Undergraduate Only)

Join USC and the Thornton School of Music on campus for the Discover USC Open House event!  Our most comprehensive, day-long admission event includes sessions featuring our undergraduate programs in the Classical Performance and Composition Division and Division of Contemporary Music and chances to connect with Thornton faculty, current students and admission representatives.  University campus tours, admission information and financial aid sessions will also be available throughout the day.  Prospective undergraduate applicants are encouraged to attend and can stay for a little bit or the full day!

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.

Virtual Admission Events

Weekly Undergraduate Admission Information Sessions | Offered most Wednesdays at 3:30PM PT

The Arts at USC | Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 4:00 – 5:30 PM PT (Undergraduate only)

Join us for a virtual presentation featuring the visual and performing arts programs at USC.  Hear from department representatives from all of the arts schools at USC and then join for the optional Q&A with a Thornton admission representative after the presentation to learn more about the Thornton School in particular.  This event will be hosted online via Zoom and a registration is required.  Click here to register.

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.

Music Admissions Roundtable (MAR) Performing Arts College Fairs

Meet with a USC Thornton admission representative during one of these virtual college fairs.  This virtual fair is open to prospective undergraduate and graduate applicants.  For fair information and a complete list of schools participating, click here.

Thornton Graduate Admission Information

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

Music Admissions Roundtable (MAR) Performing Arts College Fairs

Meet with a USC Thornton admission representative during one of these virtual college fairs.  This virtual fair is open to prospective undergraduate and graduate applicants.  For fair information and a complete list of schools participating, click here.

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.