USC Thornton Alumni

USC Thornton’s Office of Alumni offers events, benefits & resources just for graduates. Continue your Trojan musical journey by following us on social media.

Stay Connected

As a graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music, you are a member of a thriving network of distinguished alumni spanning the globe. Stay connected for alumni updates, from performances to album releases, jobs to press coverage.

Alumni Newsletter

Sign up for our newsletter to stay connected with your alma mater and with your peers.

Share Alumni Updates

Share your recent news with USC Thornton. Alumni accomplishments will be listed in our monthly electronic newsletter for subscribers to read & enjoy.

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Alumni Reconnect

Been out of touch since graduation? Share your new contact information below.

Alumni Amplified

USC Thornton graduates bring their creativity, intellect, and service to an ever-evolving industry. We recognize and celebrate musical excellence.

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Spotlight Alumni

Learn more about the remarkable students, alumni, and faculty at USC Thornton with Spotlights, weekly features about the Thornton community.

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Celebrate Alumni

The Outstanding Alumnus Award is conferred upon a Thornton graduate whose artistic or scholarly achievements both reflect the ideals of the school, furthering the art of music.

Outstanding Alumnus Award Past Recipients

2022 Lori Custodero DMA ’97

2021 No Outstanding Alumnus selected

2020 No Outstanding Alumnus selected

2019 No Outstanding Alumnus selected     

2018 Billy Childs ’79

2017 Elizabeth Rowe ’96

2016 Bear McCreary ’02

2015 Laurence Lesser

2014 Andrew Norman ’02, MM ’04

2013 Diane Wittry ’83, MM ’85

2012   Nick Stoubis ’97, MM ’00

2011   Vince Mendoza MM ’85

2010   David Newman ’76, MM ’82

2009   Doug Lowry MM ’76, MM ’78

2008   Fred Vogler ’88

2007   Bruce Sledge MM ’99

2006   Gene Pokorny ’75

2005   William Dawson Hall MA ’59, DMA ’69

2004   H. Royce Saltzman DMA ’64

2003   Andrew York MM ’86

2002   Grant Gershon ’85

2001   Thomas Mathiesen DMA ’71

2000   Earle Patriarco MM ’92

1999   Morten Lauridsen ’66, MA ’68, DMA ’74

1998   Rodney Gilfry MM ’83

1997   Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

1996   Tommy Stevens ’68

1995   Robert Rodriguez DMA ’74

1994   Cynthia Phelps ’78

1993   Jonathan Mack ’71, MA ’74

1992   Lee Ritenour ’72

1991   Mary Ann Bonino MA ’63, PhD ’71

1990   Thomas Hampson ’80

1989   Dale Warland PhD ’65

1988   Bruce Broughton ’67

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Alumni Resources

Develop your career & networks with the resources provided below.

Career Connect

Explore internships and job opportunities with USC Thornton Career Connect service, available to students and graduates.

Alumni Association

Graduates of the Thornton School of Music automatically receive complimentary enrollment in the USC Alumni Association.


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