Thornton School of Music

The USC Thornton School of Music is moving in an exciting new direction by providing dancers with opportunities to expand their understanding of music and allowing them to reach their full artistic potential.

—Dean Robert Cuttieta

For more than 125 years, the USC Thornton School of Music has prepared students to excel as performers, composers, industry leaders, and educators on stages and in studios around the world. Founded in 1884 and today the oldest continually operating cultural institution in Los Angeles, USC Thornton is internationally recognized as one of the finest conservatories and music schools in the U.S.

The USC Thornton has created classes specifically for dancers who want to further their education in music. Furthermore, through this partnership, USC Kaufman offers a Dance and Music concentration for students wishing to pair a substantial study of music with their dance education.

For more information, visit the USC Thornton School of Music website.