Events

Music at Rush Hour: Urban Encore

Urban Encore connects underserved communities with world-class musicians and emerging artists in Los Angeles. USC Thornton students and alumni will share inspiring music from experiences with skid row, hospitals and food banks.

USC Thornton Symphony: New Music for Orchestra

Donald Crockett, chair of the Composition program, leads the USC Thornton Symphony in this annual concert featuring original works by Thornton student composers.

Strings Showcase

Outstanding students of Thornton’s Strings program present an evening of solo and chamber performances.

Studio Guitar Showcase

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

Drum Day

The USC Thornton Community Engagement Program celebrates the diversity and universality of the percussion family of musical instruments. The day-long event will offer clinics, demonstrations, and participatory drumming sessions in a variety of different styles and traditions.

USC Thornton Chamber Singers and Concert Choir: Desenclos Requiem and Other Works for Choir and Organ

The USC Thornton Chamber Singers and Concert Choir are joined by organist Weicheng Zhao, director of music at All Saints Episcopal Church, in a performance featuring the seldom heard Messe de Requiem by 20th Century French composer, Alfred Desenclos, and works for organ and choir by Maurice Durufle, Jonathan Dove, Marcel Dupre and Ēriks Ešenvalds.

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."

Thornton Edge

HOCKET (Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff) return to the USC Thornton Edge as an ensemble in residence for the Spring 2019 semester with a concert featuring Andy Akiho's Karakurenai.

Music at Rush Hour: Harp Masterworks

Harpists Caroline Wilkins and Seika Dong from the studio of Professor JoAnn Turovsky present an enthralling and varied program of music for harp, including the music of Paradisi, Faure, Renie and more!

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.

Baroque Sinfonia: East Meets West

Adam Gilbert leads the Baroque Sinfonia in a concert featuring music from Austria, Poland, and Armenia featuring students from Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan, Armenia.

Popular Music: Second-Year Showcase

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

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