Colin Koproske, a Jazz Studies major, has been named USC valedictorian for 2007. A Trustee Scholar, he came to USC almost exclusively as a musician – he took up the piano at the age of 5 and has been playing drums since he was 12. But he knew as a freshman that there were other paths he wanted to explore. “I started going the more academic route as time went on,” he said, explaining how he came to add a political science major on top of his original music performance major. His outstanding performance in these two fields earned him the USC Renaissance Scholar Prize.