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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 February 6, 2016

Can a classically trained diva find work outside opera? That's the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music.

Posted 2/6/2016 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for January 30, 2016

You've probably heard Delibes' The Flower Duet more than a few times, but have you ever seen the opera it comes from? What happened to Lakme? That's the question for USC Thornton School of Music Dean Rob Cutietta.

Posted 1/30/2016 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for January 16, 2016

When did we start using the term "classical music"? That's the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music.

Posted 1/16/2016 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for January 9, 2016

How do you tune a timpani? That's the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music.

Posted 1/9/2016 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for December 19, 2015

What’s the difference between a magnificat, a jubilate, a requiem and a mass? That's the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music.

Posted 12/19/2015 8:00:00 AM

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