USC Thornton School of Music’s Redesigned Curriculum Trains Undergraduate Students for the Music Gig Economy
The USC Thornton School of Music is preparing students by training them to succeed in the gig economy. Musicians have long earned a living off short-term and freelance contracts. However, musicians typically learn how to navigate the gig economy after graduation. USC Thornton is changing that.
In a continued commitment to rethinking music education, USC Thornton redesigned its undergraduate curriculum for classical music. The redesign focuses on developing virtuosic musicians with artistic vision and entrepreneurial skills to lead a vibrant career in the 21st Century.
“Often, musicians earn a living through multiple income streams. Unfortunately, traditional undergraduate classical music programs do little to prepare students for success in the current musical landscape,” said Robert Cutietta, Dean of USC Thornton. “Our goal is to equip students with professional skills before they graduate so they can lead a fulfilling career in music.”| | | Next → |