Thornton School of Music

The oldest continually operating cultural institution in Los Angeles, USC Thornton is widely regarded as one of the nation’s top music schools. 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 to excel as performers, composers, industry leaders and educators around the world.

Bachelor of Music degrees:

Choral Music
Composition, Classical
Jazz Studies (Instrumental)
Music ProductionPopular Music Performance
Classical Performance
– Bassoon
– Cello
– Clarinet
– Classical Guitar
– Double Bass
– Flute
– French Horn
– Harp
– Oboe
– Organ
– Percussion
– Piano
– Saxophone
– Trombone
– Trumpet
– Tuba
– Viola
– Violin
– Vocal Arts

Bachelor of Arts degrees:
Jazz Performance option (Voice only)

Bachelor of Science degree:
Music Industry

Jazz Studies
Music Industry
Music Production
Music Recording
Musical Studies
Musical Theatre
Popular Music Studies