Events for Contemporary Music

Studio Guitar Showcase

Thornton’s Studio Guitar program presents its guitar ensembles in an annual showcase.

Jazz Night: USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra

The USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra headlines an evening of contemporary jazz with Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue, a concert of Duke Ellington's music featuring his famous song, "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue."

Popular Music: First-Year Showcase

Patrice Rushen and Andy Abad lead first-year Popular Music students in an exploration of the foundations of their craft.

Popular Music: Second-Year Showcase

Sean Holt leads second-year Popular Music students in this showcase, focusing on stylistic nuance, groove, and ensemble technique.

Jazz Night: ALAJE

ALAJE, the USC Thornton Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble led by Aaron Serfaty, headlines this ongoing series featuring USC Thornton student jazz ensembles.