Jazz Night: Jazz Honors Combo

The Jazz Honors Combo, a select group of USC Thornton jazz musicians led by Jason Goldman, headlines this ongoing showcase of contemporary jazz.

USC Thornton Symphony: New Music for Orchestra

Donald Crockett leads the USC Thornton Symphony in this annual concert featuring original works by Thornton student composers.

Drum Day - Canceled

The USC Thornton Community Engagement Program's annual event celebrating the percussion family of musical instruments has been canceled for the Spring 2020 semester.

Jazz Night: USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra

As part of an ongoing series, Jason Goldman leads the USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra in a concert of new original music by Jazz Studies alum Corbin Jones.

Musician's Wellness Initiative: Protect Those Ears!

Expert audiologists Rebecca Lewis and John Parsons, faculty of the USC Caruso Family Center, will show how sound exposure can cause permanent damage to hearing, and give practical advice for musicians to protect their hearing throughout their careers. Free hearing screenings are available to USC Thornton students: Friday, March 6, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Gateway Practice Facility To make an appointment, call (213) 764-2843 or contact Susana Soto,

USC Thornton Edge

Donald Crockett leads the Thornton Edge in the premiere of Finnish composer Kalevi Aho's Clarinet Concerto in a version for sinfonietta, featuring artist diploma student Yasmina Spiegelberg, and the premiere of Memoryscapes for sinfonietta and electronics by alum and current Thornton lecturer Dan Caputo.

Strings: Studio Showcase

Talented students from the Strings program present an evening of unaccompanied and collaborative works, exploring the wide-ranging chamber music repertoire.

Popular Music: First-Year Showcase

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

Baroque Sinfonia: Tempest Toss’d-Theatrical Music of Restoration England

Adam Gilbert leads the Baroque Sinfonia in a performance featuring theatrical music from Restoration England with staged scenes from masques and comedies.

Popular Music: Second-Year Showcase

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

Composition Showcase

The Composition program presents a showcase of new solo, chamber, and vocal works by student composers.

Jazz Night: ALAJE, the Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble performs Rican/Struction

ALAJE, the USC Thornton Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble led by Aaron Serfaty, celebrates the 40th anniversary of Ray Barretto's Rican/Struction with a special performance of the classic album in its entirety.