Career Insights

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.

Music Industry Alumni Spotlight: Ross Lindly

July 14, 2017

The Music Industry alumnus says that his USC Thornton degree helped to put him at the forefront of a changing industry.

Summer Vacations

May 9, 2017

As another amazing year ends, USC Thornton students like Paul Cornish and Matt Dievendorf look ahead to busy summers pursuing music and careers away from campus.

The String Bank

March 7, 2017

USC Thornton undergraduates John Mietus and Jonathan Sussman create nonprofit to supply strings to music programs at underprivileged schools.

Sharing Music Beyond the Concert Hall

February 8, 2017

Midori Goto’s violin studio performs outreach concerts that open students and communities to the power of music.

The DIY Way to Create Buzz for a Band

December 8, 2016

Music Industry students promote their musician classmates in a hands-on course revamped by new faculty member Loren Medina.

GRAMMY nominees include a slew of USC Thornton faculty, alumni

December 7, 2016

Nominations range from jazz and classical categories to popular music, film scores and more.

Turning Artists Into Leaders

September 21, 2016

Three years since its launch, USC Thornton’s Arts Leadership program celebrates its successes and looks to the future.