Trojan Family Weekend

Special events hosted by the USC Thornton School of Music.

October 5-8, 2023

Join the USC Thornton School of Music for Trojan Family Weekend on Thursday, Oct. 5 to Sunday, Oct. 8. This annual celebration is an opportunity for families to visit campus and experience our scholastic community.

The weekend features events across the university, including those hosted by USC Thornton. Admission is free. Be sure to register here for access to the weekend’s events.

Dean Jason King addresses students of the USC Thornton School of Music outside underneath a colorful tent.

Trojan Family Weekend

Reservation Required

USC Thornton student playing the violin, seated.
A Day in the Life: the Thornton Student Experience
October 6, 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

A breakfast for Thornton parents, students, and friends, including a presentation by members of the school’s leadership and honored guests.

Ludwig Emil Tomas Göransson with instruments.
Music Beyond Boundaries: Dean’s Event Series
October 6, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Exclusive conversation with USC Thornton Dean Jason King and Ludwig Göransson (GCRT ’08),

award-winning composer, producer, and songwriter.

Headshot of David Paich.
The Forum Presents: David Paich and Patrice Rushen
October 6, 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

A rare opportunity to sit in on guest speaker series featuring TOTO founder David Paich in

conversation with Popular Music Chair Patrice Rushen. Seating is limited.

Trojan Family Weekend

Departmental Events

An opera singer performs on stage.
Student Recital presented by Vocal Arts & Opera
October 6, 12:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. | Newman Recital Hall

Undergraduate and graduate students from the Vocal Arts and Opera department present a free recital of vocal works comprising art songs and operatic arias of composers from the 17th through the 21st centuries. No RSVP required; reception to follow.

Student-Parent-Alumni BBQ hosted by Music Industry
October 6, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Carson Plaza

The students of MUIN 496 Music Media Solutions host a private BBQ for fellow students, parents, and alumni of USC Thornton’s Music Industry program.

OCTOBER 5-8, 2023

Thornton School of Music Events

Experience the artistry of USC Thornton via free performances and events, open to the public.


Visiting Thornton

Event locations will be posted on the Trojan Family Weekend website under Programming and on the Trojan Family Weekend 2023 Mobile App. There will also be a USC map on the Trojan Family Weekend App that has session information.

USC Thornton Address:
840 W 34th St, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Learn more about Trojan Family Weekend travel and transportation details.