University of Southern California


USC Thornton School of Music

Founded in 1884 and today one of the oldest continually operating cultural institutions in Los Angeles, the USC Flora L. Thornton School of Music is regarded as one of the premier music schools in the world, offering a unique combination of innovative programs such as popular music performance, recording science, and scoring for motion pictures and television, along with more traditional programs in classical music, opera, jazz studies, composition and research. Blending the rigors of a traditional conservatory-style education with the benefits of studying at a leading research university, USC Thornton offers students an unparalleled music education in a real-world context. The school’s illustrious alumni and faculty have been awarded countless GRAMMYs and Academy Awards; attain positions with major orchestras, ensembles, recording studios and music industry firms; and perform on stage and in studios around the world.


Robert Cutietta

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USC Thornton School of Music
403 Raubenheimer Music Faculty Building
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851
(213) 740-5389





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