Young Artist Projects: Redesigning the Classical World
Stay tuned in the coming days for a series of profiles of Thornton students who combine creativity and passion to create their Young Artist Projects.
Ken Foster publishes new book in arts and cultural leadership
USC Thornton professor of practice and director of the arts leadership program Ken Foster has published the second edition of his book, Arts and Cultural Leadership: Creating Sustainable Arts Organizations. This latest edition is described as “a valuable resource both for present-day arts and cultural leaders who are working to adapt to the current environment… Continue reading Ken Foster publishes new book in arts and cultural leadership
Spring 2023 Live Events Preview
The spring 2023 semester holds a tremendous array of live programs on campus and in Los Angeles.
Jason King named dean of USC Thornton School of Music
Renowned music scholar and musician Jason King has been named dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, effective July 1st.
Researchers find music education benefits youth wellbeing
USC research on the impact of music education for adolescents shows it benefits overall development and boosts their wellbeing.
Thornton doctoral student Siwen Xi featured in Annenberg Media about interdisciplinary yoga class
USC Thornton doctoral student Siwen Xi teaches a free yoga class in USC’s Fisher Museum of Art. Xi used the Louise Bourgeois exhibit, mental health advocate and surrealist artist, to inspire her class. “I used the words on the wall as inspiration and encouragement. It’s important for me to blend with the environment,” Xi said… Continue reading Thornton doctoral student Siwen Xi featured in Annenberg Media about interdisciplinary yoga class
Meeting the Demand
USC Thornton grads are music teachers bringing popular music into the classroom.
Rethinking Music History
USC Thornton is at the vanguard of a new approach to teaching music history.
Thornton Music Teaching & Learning program alumni win award from the National Association for Music Education
Four alumni of the USC Thornton Music Teaching & Learning program — primary investigator/author Elizabeth Palmer, (DMA ’17), Tina Huynh (MM ’14, DMA ’19), Christine D’Alexander (MM ’10, DMA ‘15) and Lisa A. Crawford (DMA ’16) — created a research group and won a competitive award from the National Association for Music Education for their pilot… Continue reading Thornton Music Teaching & Learning program alumni win award from the National Association for Music Education
Beyond Band, Choir and Orchestra
USC Thornton School of Music offers music teachers a master’s degree in teaching popular music.