2015-16 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS

USC Thornton School of Music
University of Southern California
USC Thornton School of Music
MISSION
For more than 125 years, the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music has prepared students to excel as performers, composers, industry leaders and educators on stages and in studios around the world. Founded in 1884 and today the oldest continually operating cultural institution in Los Angeles, USC Thornton is internationally recognized as one of the finest conservatories and music schools in the U.S. By blending the rigors of a traditional conservatory-style education with the benefits of a leading research university, USC Thornton offers a curriculum designed to prepare students for successful careers in the 21st century.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, USC Thornton offers students every advantage of studying, performing and networking in the world's most vibrant music industry center. Every week, students engage with leading professionals in all aspects of the music, recording and entertainment industries while collaborating with arts organizations such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, LA Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, GRAMMY Foundation and The Recording Academy. USC Thornton students are also a constant presence in local classrooms, helping to shape the next generation of musicians.
LOCATION
3450 Watt Way, TMC 200
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
(800) 872-2213
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Various career-related courses are available for enrollment and one-on-one mentorship with faculty is a central aspect of the Thornton experience. The USC Career Center offers career services to current USC students and recent alums. USC Thornton alumni enjoy tremendous success in a wide array of music professions.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
1000 music students
Music Faculty: 80 full time, 120 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • 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 • Music Production • Popular Music • Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
BROCHURE / CATALOGUE
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