Phillip M. Placenti, Ed.D.
Phillip M. Placenti, Ed.D, is the associate dean for Admission and Student Affairs at the USC Thornton School of Music. In this role, he provides leadership to the areas of recruitment; admission; academic advisement; student support; and scholarships.
Placenti’s work in higher education began as a recruiter for the USC Thornton School of Music; he later became the director of Admission and Financial Aid before assuming the role of assistant dean for Admission and Student Affairs. Originally from Central California, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music (Piano and Voice); a Master’s degree in Public Administration; and a Doctorate in Education, all from USC.
Contact the USC Thornton Student Affairs team with questions regarding academic programs or requirements.
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All Thornton majors have an assigned academic advisor. Please check your USC email account for correspondence from your academic advisor.
Advises BA, BM, BS, MA, MM, MS, and GCRT students in: Early Music; Jazz Studies; Music Industry (BS* and MS); Screen Scoring; Studio Guitar; Vocal Arts
Advises undergraduate minors in: Jazz Studies, Musical Theatre, Musical Studies (emphasis in voice)
Advises BA, BM, BS, MM, and GCRT students in:
Classical Guitar; Keyboard Collaborative Arts; Music Industry (BS*); Music Teaching and Learning (including Community Music and Popular Music Teaching and Learning); Organ; Piano; Popular Music
Advises undergraduate minors in: Musical Studies (emphasis in classical guitar, piano, and organ)
Advises all DMA, PhD, and Artist Diploma students
Advises BA, BM, BS, MM, MS, and GCRT students in:
Arts Leadership; Choral and Sacred Music; Composition; Music Industry (BS*); Music Production; Strings; Winds and Percussion
Advises undergraduate minors in: Musical Studies (emphasis in Strings and Winds & Percussion)
Advises undergraduate minors in: Music Industry, Music Recording, Music Production, Popular Music Studies, Songwriting
*BS Music Industry – Each undergraduate Music Industry student is individually assigned to one of three academic advisors.
USC Thornton Student Affairs is located on the University Park Campus in The Music Complex (TMC), Room 200. You can reach our office by calling (213) 740-4721 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.