2018-19 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS

USC Thornton School of Music
USC Thornton School of Music
University of Southern California
MISSION
At the USC Thornton School of Music, we celebrate our location in Los Angeles, the nation's center for creativity and innovation. As the music profession changes, we offer a forward-thinking education that prepares students for careers at the highest levels as performers, composers, educators and industry leaders. Our three exceptional divisions offer cross- genre experiences unique among the country's top music schools.
As a leading research institution, USC offers students a rigorous, broad-based education that enriches their artistic and musical development. USC Thornton is a collegiate partner of choice for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the GRAMMY Foundation, The Recording Academy, and more. Graduates attain positions with major orchestras, ensembles, recording studios, and music industry firms, and perform on stages and in studios around the world. The Thornton School remains one of the most important cultural resources in Los Angeles and is consistently regarded as one of the nation's leading music schools and conservatories.
LOCATION
3450 Watt Way, TMC 200
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851
UNITED STATES
ADMISSIONS
213-740-8986
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 USC Thornton experience. The USC Career Center offers career services to current 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: 90 full time, 90 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Brass • Composition • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Organ • Piano • Vocal Arts/Opera • Winds and Percussion
Other Areas of Study: Arts Leadership • Choral & Sacred Music • Music Industry • Musicology • Music Production • Popular Music • Screen Scoring
DEGREE PROGRAMS
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