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.
Patrice Rushen and Joanna Demers featured in Shondaland article on music and time
On Feb. 20, USC Thornton Popular Music program chair Patrice Rushen and Musicology department faculty member Joanna Demers were featured on Shondaland. In the article, Rushen and Demers explained the benefits of nostalgia in music education. Rushen discussed how and why songs live long past their release dates, referencing her 1982 Grammy-nominated R&B single “Forget… Continue reading Patrice Rushen and Joanna Demers featured in Shondaland article on music and time
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.
Fall 2022 Semester in Review
Looking back on an amazing fall 2022 semester at USC Thornton.
USC Thornton members involved in new publication, “The Cambridge Companion to Krautrock”
Multiple USC Thornton members are authors in the academic publication, “The Cambridge Companion to Krautrock.” The publication, released on Oct. 20, is an introduction and analysis of the Krautrock movement in German music of the 1960s and 1970s. Thornton Musicology faculty member Sean C. Nye and keyboard studies alum Michael Krikorian (DMA ’18), an assistant… Continue reading USC Thornton members involved in new publication, “The Cambridge Companion to Krautrock”
Rethinking Music History
USC Thornton is at the vanguard of a new approach to teaching music history.
New Avenues of Scholarship, Performance and Pedagogy
USC Thornton welcomes a new crop of faculty members, recognizes long-standing faculty with promotions.
Josh Kun quoted in the Los Angeles Times
USC Thornton Interim Dean Josh Kun was quoted in the Los Angeles Times in a feature about Arabic-language pop and Elyanna, a 20-year-old Palestinian-Chilean pop singer from Tarzana.
Beyond Band, Choir and Orchestra
USC Thornton School of Music offers music teachers a master’s degree in teaching popular music.