USC Thornton School of Music Dean Search
About the USC Thornton School of Music
Founded in 1884, and today the oldest continually operating cultural institution in Los Angeles, USC Thornton consistently ranks among the top one percent of the nation’s music schools and conservatories. Graduates of the school attain positions with major orchestras, ensembles, recording studios and music industry firms and perform on stages and in studios around the world.
On behalf of President Folt, I am pleased to announce that we will welcome Dr. Jason King as Dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, effective July 1, 2023.
I am pleased to share that after a thorough and expansive process, our search for the next dean of the USC Thornton School of Music has been narrowed to three finalists.
We are deeply appreciative of your contributions to the search for the next dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, including the search advisory committee members, everyone who joined the candidate forums, and all of you who have sent us thoughtful comments.
I am pleased to share with you that the search for the next dean of the USC Thornton School of Music is now entering its final stages. Over the last several months, the Search Advisory Committee has conducted an exhaustive and thorough search.