Thornton School of Music

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The Thornton School consistently ranks among the top one percent of the nation’s music schools and conservatories.

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Upcoming Events

USC Thornton Concert Jazz Orchestra: Swing Night

Music director Jason Goldman leads the Concert Jazz Orchestra in an evening of big band standards and original compositions.

9/25 7:30pm
Classical Guitar Masterclass with Tilman Hoppstock

German guitarist Tilman Hoppstock, noted for his interpretations of Bach, presents a masterclass in classical guitar performance.

9/26 12pm
Music@RushHour: The Works of Hanna Kulenty

Students Alexander Zhu, piano and Xander Knecht, violin present a program of music by renowned Polish composer, Dr. Hanna Kulenty, who will also speak about...

9/27 5pm
PPP+: Paganini, Popper, Piatti, and more

Strings students perform virtuosic solo works, including Paganini caprices, Ernst caprices, Popper etudes, Piatti caprices, and other showpieces. Students...

9/27 6:30pm
Three Laureates: Poets of the New California

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, California Poet Laureate and Arts Leadership faculty member Dana Gioia, and Los Angeles Poet Laureate Robin Coste...

9/28 7pm

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