Career Insights

The Multifaceted Task of Transforming Music Teacher Education

November 2, 2017

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.


Music Classes Bridge Academics With Creativity

October 31, 2017

The ongoing success of the USC Thornton’s Community Engagement Program makes a case for music’s importance in a well-rounded academic curriculum.


Learning On the Job

October 24, 2017

Alumnus Benjamin Mitchell turned to Thornton’s Arts Leadership program to help launch the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, a conductorless ensemble that’s shaking up the classical music scene.


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.


10 Things To Consider When Choosing A Graduate Music Program

September 19, 2017

These qualities that will help you identify whether the program you’re considering will meet your professional goals.


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.