Events for Popular Music

Popular Music: First-Year Showcase

USC Thornton professors Andy Abad and Patrice Rushen lead a showcase of first-year Popular Music students.

Popular Music: Second-Year Showcase

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

Popular Music: Senior Showcase

The USC Thornton Popular Music program returns to the iconic El Rey Theatre for the annual Senior Showcase. More than just a culmination of four years of hard work, the Senior Showcase is an opportunity for the entire community to celebrate these extraordinary young artists as they embark on professional music careers.

Popular Music: First-Year Showcase

Andy Abad and Patrice Rushen 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.

Popular Music: Third-Year Showcase

Third-year Popular Music students present original music written, arranged, and performed under the direction of professors Patrice Rushen and Richard Smith.