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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USC Thornton Symphony: Mahler's First

Carl St.Clair leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a work that forever shifted the musical landscape—Gustav Mahler's iconic First Symphony.

9/7 7:30pm
USC Thornton Symphony: Prokofiev & Bernstein

Resident conductor Sharon Lavery leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a rousing program featuring Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, as well as...

9/19 7:30pm
“Fit as a Fiddle” Wellness Workshop with Pamela Frank & Howard Nelson

Renowned violinist Pamela Frank and physical therapist Howard Nelson present a program exploring the relationship between physical and mechanical awareness...

9/24 6:30pm
Jazz Night: Jazz Honors Combo

The Jazz Honors Combo, a select group of USC Thornton jazz musicians led by Jason Goldman, headlines this ongoing showcase of contemporary jazz at Carson...

9/24 7pm
Strings Showcase: Open Performance Evening

Students of Thornton's Strings program present an evening of solo and chamber performances

9/26 6:30pm

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