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A comprehensive listing of teams, departments, programs, and resources at the USC Thornton School of Music.

Not sure where to start? Reach out to us at the general contact information below.

Mailing Address

USC Thornton School of Music 
840 W. 34th St. 
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1441


Call

(213) 740-8986

Academic Contacts

A listing of programs & departments at USC Thornton.

Arts Leadership

(213) 740-6935

artslead@usc.edu

Arts Leadership

Kenneth Foster, chair

Christian Chico, coordinator

MUS 314

(213) 740-6935

artslead@usc.edu

Choral & Sacred Music

Tram Sparks, chair

Woody Gatewood, coordinator

MUS 211

(213) 821-5756

uschoral@usc.edu

Image of two hands, one of them holding a conductor's baton.
Conducting

Larry Livingston, chair

Gordon La Cross, coordinator

MUS 317

(213) 740-7416

lacross@usc.edu

Early Music

Adam Knight Gilbert, director

Gordon La Cross, coordinator

UGW 125

(213) 821-6052

earlymusic@usc.edu

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Classical Guitar

Scott Tennant, chair

JiEun Park, coordinator

RHM 104

(213) 740-7399

classical.guitar@usc.edu

Composition

Donald Crockett, chair

Gordon La Cross, coordinator

MUS 317

(213) 740-7416

lacross@usc.edu

Jazz Studies

Jason Goldman, chair

Jullanar Gamboa, coordinator

TMC 118

(213) 740-3224

contemporary.music@usc.edu

woman seated, playing piano.
Keyboard Collaborative Arts

Alan L. Smith, chair

Kyle Shafiee, coordinator

RHM 104

(213) 740-7703

classical@usc.edu

Keyboard Studies

Alan L. Smith, chair

Kyle Shafiee, coordinator

RHM 104

(213) 740-7703

classical@usc.edu

Music Industry

Michael Garcia, chair

Libby Garcia, coordinator

TMC 118

(213) 740-3224

contemporary.music@usc.edu

A row of books at the PMC.
Musicology

Adam Knight Gilbert

Gordon La Cross, coordinator

MUS 317

(213) 740-7416

lacross@usc.edu

Photo of Thomas Mellon playing pipe organ on stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Organ Studies

Ladd Thomas, chair

Kyle Shafiee, coordinator

RHM 104

(213) 740-7703

classical@usc.edu

A TCEP mentor talks with a group of elementary students.
Music Teaching & Learning

Beatriz Ilari, chair

Christian Chico, coordinator

MUS 314

(213) 740‑3129

mtal@usc.edu

Music Technology

Richard Schmunk, chair

Patrick Gilbride, coordinator

TMC 118

(213) 740-3224

contemporary.music@usc.edu

Collection of rare Polish musical scores.
Polish Music Center

Marek Zebrowski, director

Krysta Close, assistant director

STO 120

(213) 821-1356

polmusic@usc.edu

Popular Music

Patrice Rushen, chair

Darro Chea, coordinator

TMC 118

(213) 740-3224

contemporary.music@usc.edu

Screen Scoring

Jeanine Cowen, chair

Patrick Gilbride, coordinator

TMC 118

(213) 740-3224

contemporary.music@usc.edu

Strings

Lina Bahn, chair

JiEun Park, coordinator

RHM 104

(213) 740-7704

music.strings@usc.edu

Winds & Percussion

Sharon Lavery, chair

Gordon La Cross, coordinator

MUS 317

(213) 740-7416

lacross@usc.edu

Studio Guitar

Nick Stoubis, chair

Darro Chea, coordinator

TMC 118

(213) 740-3224

contemporary.music@usc.edu

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Vocal Arts & Opera

Lisa Sylvester, chair

Kyle Shafiee, coordinator

RHM 104

(213) 740-7704

classical@usc.edu

Campus Location

USC Thornton is located on the USC University Park campus. Plan your visit by consulting the university’s detailed page regarding directions and transportation.

USC Thornton School Buildings


AES is the Alice Schoenfeld Symphonic Hall

BMH is Booth Memorial Hall

CTV is the Carson Center

MUS is the Raubenheimer Music Faculty Building

RHM is the Virginia Ramo Hall of Music

STO is Stonier Hall

TMC is The Music Complex

UUC is the United University Church

Administrative Resources

Reach out to USC Thornton’s administrative offices by visiting, calling, or emailing.

ADMISSIONS

TMC 200

(213) 740-8986

uscmusic@usc.edu

ADVANCEMENT

MUS 408

(213) 740-6474

music.advancement@usc.edu

DEAN’S OFFICE

MUS 410

(213) 740-6935

music.dean@usc.edu

FINANCE

MUS 413

(212) 740-3209

smlopez@usc.edu

ALUMNI

MUS 408

(213) 740-6474

music.alumni@usc.edu

COMMUNICATIONS

MUS 410

(213) 740-3229

music.news@usc.edu

FINANCIAL AID

John Hubbard Hall

(213) 740-4444

USC Financial Aid Website

HUMAN RESOURCES

MUS 405

(213) 740-2801

cgmontes@usc.edu

MUSIC LIBRARY

Music Library, G-24

(213) 740-0183

ajustice@usc.edu

PRESS & MEDIA

24-HR Hotline

(213) 740-2215 

uscnews@usc.edu 

STUDENT AFFAIRS

OPERATIONS

BMH 101

(213) 740-6444

music.operations@usc.edu

ORCHESTRA

MUS 102

(213) 740-3132

mbasak@usc.edu

TECHNOLOGY

CTV 220

(213) 821-5907

music.it@usc.edu

Musicians for Hire

USC Thornton student ensembles have performed at public and private events throughout Los Angeles and across the country.

Music for Events

Whether booking a string quartet or a full jazz band, our musicians are flexible, professional and a memorable addition to your evening.

Consult our contact list to hire a Thornton musician for your upcoming event.

Contact List

Choral Musicians: (213) 821-5756

Classical Guitarists: (213) 740-7399

Jazz Musicians: (213) 740-3224

Pianists & Organists: (213) 740-7703

Popular Music Performers: (213) 740-3224

String Players: (213) 740-7703

Studio Guitarists: (213) 740-3224

Vocal Arts & Opera Singers: (213) 740-7704

Winds & Percussionists: (213) 740-7416

A student quartet gathers to play in the USC library.