Jazz Studies


As one of the first free-standing jazz studies departments in the nation, the USC Thornton School was a pioneer in the development of an academic curriculum dedicated to the one true American musical art form. With a world-renowned faculty, the Jazz Studies department prepares young musicians for success in today’s ever-changing music industry. Alumni and recent graduates have assumed prominent roles in both jazz and popular music across the globe. The USC Thornton Jazz Studies department consistently ranks as one of the top jazz programs in the world in jazz periodicals.

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Renée Elise Goldsberry to co-star in Marvel’s “She-Hulk” series

May 24, 2021

Tony Winner and Jazz Studies alum Renée Elise Goldsberry (MM ’97) will be co-starring in Marvel’s new series, “She-Hulk”, centered around Bruce Banner’s cousin with similar Hulk powers. The series, which will premier on Disney+, will have Goldsberry playing a character named Amelia according to multiple sources.

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