• Alumni Garner 2024 Emmy Nominations

    Seven Thornton alumni were recognized with the 76th Emmy Awards nominations on July 17.

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    Collaborating Across Generations

    Pioneering women in the Keyboard Collaborative Arts program spotlight the innovative nature of USC Thornton.

  • Harpist JoAnn Turovsky looking into the camera next to her instrument.

    Office Hours with JoAnn Turovsky

    In this ongoing series called “Office Hours,” get to know some of the exceptional scholars and artists who make up USC Thornton’s faculty as they answer questions about themselves.

  • Smiling graduating students at an outdoor college celebration.

    Congratulations to the Class of 2024

    USC Thornton shares photo highlights from the 2024 Honors Convocation and Commencement.

  • Photo of jazz pianist Gerald Clayton.

    Jazz Innovator Named an Artist-in-Residence

    Acclaimed jazz pianist/composer Gerald Clayton (’07) returns to USC Thornton as a role model for the next generation.

  • 2024 Outstanding Graduates: Part Two

    The five Outstanding Graduates of the Class of 2024 share their favorite memories from Thornton, lessons they’ve learned and their future plans.

  • A graduating college student wearing a white dress and a red ceremonial sash smiles at the camera outside a college university.

    Thornton Student Ambassadors Look Back

    On the eve of graduating, USC Thornton Student Ambassadors reflect on what they’ve learned, offering lessons and perspectives to the incoming class.

  • Photo of musician, performer and composer Oliviana Marie.

    Coming Home

    Being part of the first production in the School of Dramatic Arts’ new home was a full-circle moment for Thornton’s Oliviana Marie.

  • A music student sits on the steps outside of Abbey Road Studio in London.

    Ambassador Blog: Study Abroad

    Thornton Student Ambassadors Rosie Ding, George Tyler Heffley, and Gabriel Griswold reflect on some of their experiences studying abroad.

  • Photo of violin player in concert dress on stage.

    Ambassador Blog: Getting Involved at USC

    USC Thornton Student Ambassadors Madeline Cheng, Tanner Dodt and Celine Chen discuss the extracurricular opportunities on campus.

  • A student violinist plays on a concert stage in dress attire.

    Ambassador Blog: Performance Opportunities

    USC Thornton Student Ambassadors Sofia Chamberlain, Emily Hsu and Ella Kaale share the performance opportunities they’ve had within the Strings and Composition departments.

  • Music students smile and gather at a record label for a group photo.

    Ambassador Blog: Internships

    USC Thornton Student Ambassadors Jackie Gibson and George Tyler Heffley give advice and share their experiences as music interns.

  • Photo of radio host and performer Suraj Partha.

    A Life in Music

    Sharing stories of USC Thornton alumni whose passions evolved into multifaceted careers, creating something that is uniquely their own.

  • Black and white photograph of singer Lorraine Francis Doggett.

    Remembering Lorraine Frances Doggett

    A distinguished Black mezzo soprano, Lorraine Frances Doggett represented the Civil Rights cause, city of Los Angeles and USC on the world stage, paving a legacy of endurance and passion.  

  • The Mixtape Series: Shelby Wong

    Introducing the Mixtape Series where current students in the Strings and Keyboard departments share what they’re listening to, highlighting how boundaries in music are being blurred everywhere.