Career Insights

Transforming the Landscape of Music Teaching Degrees

October 4, 2017

Which type of music education master’s program best suits your needs? Find out as we examine the different types of music teaching degrees available.


Careers in Music

September 21, 2017

Which music career path is right for you? Learn about many of the different career paths available, what they offer, and how to get started.


Transforming the Landscape of Teacher Education in Music

September 19, 2017

Peter Webster, scholar in residence in the department of Music Teaching and Learning, reflects on the school’s bold plan to transform music education.


Arts Entrepreneurship: Where Art Meets StARTup

September 6, 2017

Kenneth Foster, director of the Arts Leadership program, reflects on applying artists’ creative skills to grow from artist to arts entrepreneur.


Screen Scoring Alumni Spotlight: Duncan Thum

August 30, 2017

Thum made a name for himself with two Emmy nominations soon after graduating from USC Thornton.


How to Choose a Master’s Degree for Music Majors

August 9, 2017

Explore these tips for finding just the right Master’s program to put you on a successful career path.


How to Plan Your Career in Music after College

August 2, 2017

The path to a successful music career isn’t always crystal clear. However, there are a variety of innovative career paths available to recent music grads.


Contemporary Teaching Practice Spotlight: Vince Womack

August 1, 2017

Alumnus Vince Womack embodies the best of contemporary music education in his teaching career at the James Foshay Learning Center.


Arts Leadership Alumni Spotlight: Mak Grgić

July 14, 2017

Classical guitarist Mak Grgić is busy traveling the world and launching festivals – and he credits Thornton’s Arts Leadership program with giving him the skills for success.


Community Music Spotlight: Laura Reynolds

July 14, 2017

Alumna Laura Reynolds reflects on the impact that USC Thornton’s Community Engagement programs have had on her thriving career with the Seattle Symphony.