Trojan Family Weekend is an annual USC Thornton tradition, as we welcome parents to our campus with concerts and events. It’s also a chance to learn more about the school’s diverse programs, to chat with administrators and faculty members, and to make life-long Trojan friends.
Here’s the schedule of #TrojanFamilyWeekend events @USCThornton. You can find the full slate of USC events here.
Thursday, Oct. 22
THORNTON: THE INSIDE SCOOP
Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) Room 227 — 2:00-2:45 pm
Get the inside scoop firsthand from Dean Robert Cutietta, Dr. Rick Schmunk, Chair of the new bachelors degree in Music Production and Kenneth Foster, Chair of the new graduate degree in Arts Leadership about these new and cutting-edge degree programs and other initiatives at USC Thornton that are transforming the landscape of music in the 21st century.
JAZZ NIGHT featuring ALAJE
Ground Zero Performance Café (TRO) — 7:00 pm
ALAJE, the USC Thornton Afro-Latin American Jazz Ensemble led by Aaron Serfaty, headlines this ongoing series featuring a variety of student jazz ensembles.
CLASS: LIVE MUSIC PRODUCTION & PROMOTION
Carson Center (CTV) — 2:00-3:50 pm
Parents are welcome to visit this Music Industry class, led by instructor Ken Lopez, which explores both classical and popular concert presentation.
CLASS: ADVANCED CLASSICAL GUITAR PERFORMANCE
Simon Ramo Recital Hall (BMH), Room 100 — 12:00-1:50 pm
Experience the incredible artistry of USC Thornton’s Classical Guitar program by visiting this class, led by William Kanengiser.
Friday, Oct. 23
DEAN’S BREAKFAST RECEPTION
USC University Club — 8:30-10:00 am
Join Dean Robert A. Cutietta and other Thornton parents for conversation and hot breakfast. An RSVP is required. Please call 213-740-6474 to RSVP.
THE VOICE @ 100: THE MUSICAL LEGACY OF
Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) Ballroom — 2:00 pm
On the occasion of his 100th birthday celebration, the USC Thornton School of Music will be examining his musical legacy with a panel of experts who worked directly with Sinatra. The panel will include GRAMMY Award winning drummer, producer and record executive, Gregg Field and multi-GRAMMY Award winning legendary recording engineer, Al Schmitt. The panel will be moderated by Chris Sampson, Vice Dean for Contemporary Music. Presented in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum. RSVP’s have reached capacity for this event, but you may phone 213-740-6474 to enquire about last-minute availability.
USC THORNTON CHAMBER SINGERS & CONCERT CHOIR: HOPE, FAITH, & LOVE
Alfred Newman Recital Hall (AHF) — 8:00 pm
Cristian Grases leads the Concert Choir in works by several of the most important Latin American composers of the last century including Venezuelans Alberto Grau and Beatriz Bilbao, Cuban Wilma Alba Cal, and Mexican Rodolfo Halffter. Guitarist Ines Thomé joins the Chamber Singers, under Jo-Michael Scheibe, to perform selections from Romancero Gitano by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and the West Coast premiere of Jeffrey Van’s Fourteen Angels. RSVP’s have reached capacity for this event, but additional seating may be available on a first-come, first served basis before the concert begins.
Staying in town a bit longer? Explore our full calendar of free concerts, events and masterclasses!