Thornton Student Council

TSC exists to amplify and advocate for the student experience at the Thornton School of Music.

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The student council encourages freedom of scholarship; preserves and encourages student rights; promotes a unified, cohesive student body; and maintains forums to discuss student views and rights.

Students may submit their questions, concerns, and ideas to the Thornton Student Council either in person at council meetings; via email; or anonymously through a feedback form. All TSOM students, including non-majors taking Thornton classes, are encouraged to reach out.


Representatives for the current academic term, as nominated by the season’s elected student members.

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 Amy Millesen


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Lynne Snyder

Vice Chair

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Margo Neuberger

Undergraduate Representative, At-Large

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Elaine Kong 

Graduate Representative,


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Eric Tinkerhess

Officer of Records

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Rosie Ding 

Officer of Public Affairs

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William Chiang


TSC Elections

Student Council invites all departments at USC Thornton to elect representation annually. Elections happen during the spring, when a graduate and undergraduate representative is chosen from every Thornton department based upon student nominations. 

Peer nominations and self-nominations are welcomed!  


Full Roster

Representatives for the current academic term, as nominated by the USC Thornton student body.

Arts Leadership


Robert Gemignani, Graduate

Choral & Sacred Music

Rosie Ding, Undergraduate

Elaine Kong, Graduate

Classical Guitar

Ashley Melendres, Undergraduate

Ashley Lucero, Graduate


Ella Kaale, Undergraduate

Anuj Bhutani, Graduate

Jazz Studies

Margaret Neuberger, Undergraduate

Ennis Harris, Graduate

Keyboard Studies (incl. Organ & Solo Piano)

An Hoang, Undergraduate

William Chiang, Graduate

Music Industry

Amanda Sanchez, Undergraduate

Kiara Vaziri, Graduate

Music Production

Evan Pruett, Undergraduate


Music Teaching & Learning


Lynne Snyder, Graduate

Musicology (incl. Early Music)


Eric Tinkerhess, Graduate

Popular Music

Adeline Teolis, Undergraduate


Screen Scoring


Vikrant Muthusamy, Graduate


Emily Hsu, Undergraduate

Nico Valencia, Graduate

Studio Guitar


Benjamin Taylor, Graduate

Vocal Arts

Kevin Allen, Undergraduate

Marina Beeson, Graduate

Winds & Percussion

Caleb Durant, Undergraduate

Amy Millesen, Graduate


Thornton Student Council’s current, ratified constitution and most recent annual report. For monthly minutes or meeting materials, email:

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