For "Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television" Curriculum

Garritan Orchestyal Libraries is pleased to announce that the University of Southern California (USC) has chosen Garritan Personal Orchestra for use with its music curriculum. Both the "Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television" department and the "Music Industry" department in the USC Thornton School of Music have adopted Garritan Personal Orchestra to aid its students in learning the art of orchestration.

The Thornton School of Music has a long tradition of academic and artistic excellence and is ranked as one of the leading music institutions in the country. At the University of Southern California the pursuit of excellence in music education extends to the technology used in its music curriculum. When USC learned it that its students could have the opportunity to realize the orchestral music they were working on, the decision was purely academic. “All of our students are trained in technology and orchestration. The GPO library can be found installed on all the workstations in our labs.”, says Ed Kalnins, Assistant Professor at USC.

Los Angeles is well known as the world center of music for film and television. USC is at the heart of Los Angeles where the finest composers, arrangers, filmmakers, musicians and studios are only a few miles away. The Thornton School of Music at USC offers world class programs in music industry, film and television scoring, recording arts, instrumental performance, composition, music history, music pedagogy, conducting, choral and church music, jazz, early music, music education, and many other disciplines at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level . The USC scoring for motion pictures and television program is a one-year intensive course of study. Students work long hours studying scores, screening films, composing music, producing recording sessions and taking classes with and talking to faculty and guests from the professional film music industry

For further information please contact:

Garritan Orchestral Libraries
Phone: 360-376-5766 Fax: (360) 376-5676
PO Box 400, Orcas, WA 98280 U.S.A.


USC Thornton School of Music
Film Scoring Department
Music Faculty Building 308
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851
(213) 740-7416
FAX: (213) 740-3217
Website: USC Film Scoring Program