Attendance Guidelines

Welcome to the USC Thornton School of Music on the campus of the University of Southern California. To ensure the health & safety of all guests and performers, these attendance guidelines have been created in observance of state and county guidelines.

USC Thornton’s Signature Series will be open to limited audiences. RSVPs and COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be required (see more below). At this time, audience requirements are still under review based on fluctuating health and safety guidelines. Please check back for updates, or watch for an announcement from USC Thornton. 

Current COVID-19 Safety Requirements for Audiences

Event Registration & Notification Commitment

All attendees must register for the event through Thornton’s Eventbrite app. Name, phone number, and email addresses will be requested and required of all attendees to gain entry to the event. Additionally, by registering all those who test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of attending an event are committing to immediately reporting their exposure to the university by calling 213-740-6291 or emailing covid19@usc.edu to activate the university’s contact tracing protocols.

Proof of Vaccination or Testing

All attendees are required to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have had a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the start of the event. Attendees over the age of 12 are required to show their photo ID and proof of vaccination (vaccine card or a, digital photo of card or medical records) or a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours prior to the event.

Symptom Checking & Campus Access

All guests must complete the Trojan Check health screening on the day of their visit to campus. Trojan Check verification must be presented at the entries to the campus and parking garages as well as at the event check-in.

If you are a USC Student, Faculty Member or Staff Member – login with your USC NetID
If you do not have a USC NetID and need access – continue as a Guest

Mask Requirement

All on-campus events require masks for all attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated. Masks should be worn at all times when individuals are not actively consuming food or beverage. Anyone refusing to comply with mask requirements is subject to removal from the event.

Livestream for Signature Series Events

USC Thornton’s Signature Series of events will be viewable as a livestream on Thornton/LIVE, the school’s virtual stage. You can watch the livestream on the homepage, under the section “On Stage.”


Campus Map

Campus map with highlighted performance halls & studios of the USC Thornton School of Music

Performance Halls & Studios

Bing Theatre is a traditional proscenium house hosting both theatrical and musical performances, including those given by the USC Thornton Opera. >> Show on campus map

Bovard Auditorium is the largest performance space on campus. The USC Thornton Symphony and Wind Ensemble perform in the historic venue, opened in 1921. >> Show on campus map

Carson Center features performances from the Jazz Studies, Studio Guitar, and Popular Music programs, including student recitals, ensemble concerts, and showcase events. >> Show on campus map 

Joyce J. Cammilleri Hall at the USC Brain and Creativity Institute is used for Thornton masterclasses and recitals. This intimate and beautiful space was designed by Yasuhisa Toyota, the acoustician responsible for the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall. >> Show on campus map

MacDonald Recital Hall provides an intimate venue for student recitals, masterclasses, and choral ensemble performances. >> Show on campus map

Newman Hall Recital was designed to provide outstanding acoustics for all kinds of music and is home to many of Thornton’s ensembles, student performances, and faculty recitals. >> Show on campus map

The Simon Ramo Recital Hall first opened in 1964 and was renovated in 2008. The 90-seat hall hosts chamber music, masterclasses, student recitals, and other intimate performances. >> Show on campus map

The Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall is named for longtime USC Thornton faculty members Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld. The 3,700-square-foot space is the first dedicated orchestra rehearsal hall in USC Thornton’s long history. >> Show on campus map

Tommy’s Place, located in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center, features concerts, comedy shows and other campus events. >> Show on campus map

Zaro Family Songwriters Theater is an intimate space devoted to the art of songwriting. Adjacent to the school’s contemporary recording studios on the lower level of The Music Complex, the acoustically designed venue offers a perfect space for students to showcase their craft. >> Show on campus map