Katherine Nerro (she/her)

Major(s): Popular Music Performance

Minor(s): Music Industry

Class of 2024

Hometown: Tampa, FL

USC Organizations: The SoCal Vocals and USC Thornton J.E.D.I. Committee

What is your favorite place on campus and why?

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf courtyard at SCA. I love grabbing coffee, doing some work outside, and seeing other students do the same.

What is your go-to place for a delicious snack/meal on or around campus?

Dulce! From their coffee to their breakfast sandwiches, you can never go wrong.

What is your favorite thing about Los Angeles?

My favorite thing about LA is its incredible energy! From sporting events to concerts, there’s always something to do.

What advice would you share with students applying to music schools right now?

My advice would be to always follow your gut. Applying to college can be really intimidating but your heart will never tell you wrong.

Why did you choose USC Thornton?

When choosing USC Thornton, the first thing that struck me was the faculty. Not only would we be learning from some of the most talented musicians in history, but we would also receive guidance on how to navigate the industry today. Additionally, I really liked how small and intimate the Popular Music program was, giving the students the opportunity to receive one-on-one interactions with their professors and each other.