Attendance Guidelines

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

Current COVID-19 Safety Requirements for Audiences


While masks are not required for this event, we ask that attendees, vaccinated or unvaccinated, consider wearing them for their own protection and the protection of others.

Event Registration & Notification Commitment

All attendees to USC Thornton events must register for the event through Thornton’s Eventbrite app. Name 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 to activate the university’s contact tracing protocols.

Symptom Checking

All attendees must conduct a self-health screening prior to attending. If they have any symptoms or are currently in their isolation/quarantine period due to a recent infection or exposure, they may not attend.

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 Orchestra Program ensembles perform in the historic venue, opened in 1921. >> Show on campus map

Carson Center features performances from the Jazz Studies, Music Industry, 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