2014-15 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS

USC Thornton School of Music
University of Southern California
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL?
By blending the rigors of a traditional conservatory-style education with the benefits of attending a leading research university, USC Thornton provides real-world experience and offers students every advantage of studying, performing, and networking in one of the world’s most vibrant music centers. USC Thornton is a collegiate partner of choice for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the GRAMMY Foundation, and The Recording Academy.
LOCATION
840 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(800) 872-2213
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Our students experience a wide range of success after graduation. For more specific information and percentages, students are encouraged to contact our Admissions office.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
1,000 music students
Music Faculty: 80 full time, 120 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Perfromance) • Brass • Composition • Guitar • Harp • Historical Performance • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Orchestral Conducting • Organ • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Arts Leadership • Choral & Sacred Music • Music Industry • Musicology • Popular Music • Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television
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