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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: [email protected]

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Ask the Dean for April 23, 2016

Orchestra members get months to learn their repertoire, but do studio musicians get any time to practice before they have to record? That's the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music.

Posted 4/23/2016 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for April 9, 2016

Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music queries his staff to find out why movie music is so recognizable.

Posted 4/9/2016 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for April 2, 2016

A revelation by a bagpiper leads Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music to the question: in an orchestra, is being able to hear yourself play a good thing?

Posted 4/9/2016 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for March 26, 2016

What makes an adagio an adagio? That's the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music.

Posted 3/26/2016 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for March 19, 2016

Instrumental music gets designated with key signatures, but not so with vocal music... why is that? That's the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music.

Posted 3/19/2016 8:00:00 AM

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