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School of Music


  • Reginald Bain and computer music student
  • Marina Lomazov and piano student
  • Jennifer Parker-Harley and flute student
  • Christopher Berg and guitar student
  • Robert Jesselson and cello student

Study

We provide students with rich learning and performing experiences in a supportive and inspiring atmosphere. Transforming lives through excellence in music teaching, performance, creative activities, research and service is our mission.

Students develop close working relationships with dedicated, world-class faculty and have opportunities for collaborative learning and performing, in-depth research and travel.

Our students benefit from the School of Music’s reputation as a leader in the fields of performance, conducting, composition, pedagogy and music education, as well as music leadership, encompassing entrepreneurship, advocacy and community engagement.

In addition to preparing tomorrow’s teachers, performers, researchers and leaders to make meaningful contributions to society through music, our classes are open to talented students across the spectrum of disciplines at the university, bringing the strength of diversity to our classrooms, studios, rehearsal halls, and to our audiences.

Whether you’re seeking a D.M.A. in conducting or a minor in music entrepreneurship, there are no limits to what you can achieve at USC’s School of Music.

We can help you on your journey to be the best you can be. Explore the School of Music by performance area, academic area or by degrees offered.