Four up-and-coming classical musicians study at USC, perform with a premier orchestra and mentor diverse members of a local youth orchestra

To diversify America’s orchestras, USC collaborates on new strings fellowship

Fewer than two or three of every 100 musicians in professional orchestras are African-American or Latino. With that lack of diversity among performers, classical music may feel foreign and out of reach to many. But a new fellowship based at USC, in partnership with the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, aims to change that.

March 2018 ASB Navajo Nation Trip (photo/Vanessa Gomez Brake)

USC and the Native American community

We are working every day to become a more inclusive university at which faculty, students, and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome, comfortable, valued, and supported. We do not pay lip service with these efforts; we are making structural changes in policy and practice across the university.

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USC Statement on Free Speech

USC has long had established policies protecting the free speech rights and academic freedom of faculty and students. In both policy and practice, when USC faculty speak or write as citizens, they are free of institutional censorship or discipline. And academic freedom at USC protects all faculty. We vigorously defend these principles for faculty of every status and type of …

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Steering Committees for USC’s Commitment to Confronting 21st Century Challenges

As one of the world’s leading research universities, it is incumbent upon USC to bring to bear its breadth and depth of scholarship, its history of innovation, and its collaborative spirit on the most complex problems and challenges of the 21st Century. To that end, I am pleased to announce USC’s commitment to confronting such issues head-on…