The emerging field of community music champions music as an agent for positive change in nontraditional settings, from after-school programs to music education for seniors.
USC Thornton alumna Catherine Cooper launched a music education program for underprivileged students in central California.
From directing a middle school orchestra to leading contemporary music projects, alumnus Jim Wang exemplifies the values of USC Thornton’s new K-12 Contemporary Teaching Practice degree.
Senior Alvin Liang recently won USC Stevens Institute’s Best Business Concept Award for a music industry app he created, one of many students using tech to launch careers.
Don’t miss your chance to apply for the new Master’s degree in K-12 Contemporary Teaching Practice—the deadline has been extended to Jan. 17
Peter Webster, scholar in residence in the department of Music Teaching and Learning, reflects on the school’s bold plan to transform music education.
Mentors from USC Thornton’s Community Engagement Program speak about why they do what they do—and why the program gives them hope for the future.
The choir festival is the culminating project for elementary school students who are part of the USC Thornton Community Engagement Program.
In the second part of our month-long look at USC Thornton’s Community Engagement Program, we highlight students bringing music and arts to local schools in the University Park area.
Judy Lewis, director of the K-12 Contemporary Teaching Practice master’s degree program, reflects on USC Thornton’s bold plan to transform music teacher education.