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Ask the Dean

Rob Cutietta, dean of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, answers your questions about music. Send your questions to: AskTheDean@kusc.org

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Ask the Dean for November 22, 2014

Caroline played viola as a child, but gave it up. Now she misses it, what should she do? That's the question Dean Rob Cutietta of the Thornton School of Music.

Posted 11/22/2014 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for November 15, 2014

What's Tchaikovsky doing on the Fourth of July? That's the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music.

Posted 11/15/2014 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for November 8, 2014

Does what instrument a student plays influence the Thornton Music School's decision to accept that student or not? Dean Rob Cutietta's answer might surprise you.

Posted 11/8/2014 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for November 1, 2014

When a listener asks how composers pick the key they compose in, Dean Rob Cutietta flashes back to one of the first ever Ask the Dean segments.

Posted 11/1/2014 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for October 25, 2014

Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music joins Gail Eichenthal to investigate how the range of the saxophone has managed to change when the instrument itself hasn't.

Posted 10/25/2014 8:00:00 AM

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