USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra

This is a close-up view of a USC Thornton student in black concert attire playing the flute with the rest of the chamber orchestra.
Two USC Thornton students in black concert attire play the violins.

Established in 1988, the USC Thornton Chamber Orchestra performs works from the eighteenth and twentieth centuries that were written for a smaller, more intimate ensemble. Additionally, this versatile group, led by Carl St.Clair, artistic leader of the USC Thornton orchestras, and resident conductor Sharon Lavery, is involved in student concerto opportunities, choral orchestra pieces presented in conjunction with Thornton choral groups and readings with master’s degree student conductors, as well as new compositions.