Dean’s Circle

Members of USC Thornton’s premier academic support group contribute crucial leadership funds to be used at Dean Cutietta’s discretion in support of the school’s wide-ranging and ever-expanding educational opportunities in music while enjoying the following membership courtesies:

Prodigio* – $50,000

  • USC Associates membership and benefits°
  • USC Parents Leadership Circle membership and benefits◊
  • Complimentary University Club membership, upon request
  • Exclusive invitation to USC Commencement Honorary Degrees Dinner
  • All courtesies extended to Virtuoso members

Virtuoso* – $25,000

  • Exclusive, personal performance in your home by USC Thornton student musicians, upon request
  • Complimentary tickets to select President’s USC Visions & Voices initiative events, upon request
  • All courtesies extended to Maestro members

Maestro* – $10,000

  • Private evening with the Dean, including dinner and a concert, upon request
  • VIP dining reservations at the University Club on campus, upon request
  • Reserved seating at USC Thornton Commencement ceremony
  • All courtesies extended to Impresario members

Impresario – $5,000

  • Reserved seating† at all USC Thornton-produced concerts and events, upon request
  • Exclusive invitation to attend a select USC Associates pre-game football picnic
  • Private VIP tour of the USC campus and Thornton facilities, upon request
  • Reserved seating at USC Thornton Commencement ceremony with two-year commitment at this level
  • Invitation to attend USC Thornton’s semi-annual California Club salon and dinner
  • All courtesies extended to Aficionado members

Aficionado – $2,500

  • Invitation to attend the annual Dean’s Circle Member Dinner
  • Complimentary tickets to USC Thornton Opera performances, upon request
  • Invitations to exclusive receptions and events hosted by the Dean
  • Reserved seating at USC Thornton Commencement ceremony with four-year commitment at this level
  • Complimentary album featuring a USC Thornton musician
  • Complimentary parking‡ when attending USC Thornton-produced concerts or events, upon request
  • Recognition in USC Thornton concert programs, on website and Raubenheimer Music Faculty Building lobby plaque

° USC Associates membership requires annual fee
◊ Parents Leadership Circle open to parents of current USC undergraduate students
*Multi-year pledges at this membership level are eligible for USC Associates and Parents Leadership Circle benefits
†Reserved seating is subject to advance request two weeks prior to the event date
‡Parking for USC football game days excluded


Any unrestricted gift to the school of $2,500 or more qualifies you for the Dean’s Circle

Membership in the Dean’s Circle is tax-deductible according to current IRS regulations. Tax ID 95-1642394.