Neha Kudva (she/her)

Major(s): Tuba Performance, Economics


Class of 2025

Hometown: Horseheads, NY

USC Organizations: Trojan Investing Society, SCIA, The Women’s Network

What is your favorite place on campus and why?

Doheny library; the fancy ceilings and wooden bookshelves make studying feel glamorous- I always get so much work done.

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

C&G in the Tutor Campus Center has really good smoothies and açaí bowls.

What is your favorite thing about Los Angeles?

LA is a big city, but it also has amazing hiking and a lot of natural beauty- it’s the best of both worlds.

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

Think about the local music scene around music schools you’re applying to- being in an area with a strong arts culture may make it easier to find local jobs.

Why did you choose USC Thornton?

The professors for my major are amazing, and I thought being in LA would bring music-related opportunities and connections that I wouldn’t find elsewhere.