Olena Kaspersky (she/her)

Major(s): Violin Performance


Class of 2023

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

USC Organizations: Thornton Community Engagement Program

What is your favorite place on campus and why?

My favorite place on campus is Alumni Park because it’s a nice place to chill or do work and has a nice surrounding view of the campus.

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

My go-to place for a tasty pastry is Dulce at the Village!

What is your favorite thing about Los Angeles?

My favorite things about Los Angeles is the cultural diversity and the endless amount of performance opportunities.

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

Keep your options open. You will be surprised to find out things about yourself that you didn’t know before, so don’t be opposed to new things or places right away!

Why did you choose USC Thornton?

I chose USC Thornton because I wanted a place where I could hone my violin skills while also being able to take academic and non-classical music classes that interested me.