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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 October 25

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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Ask the Dean for October 18, 2014

Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music joins Gail Eichenthal to answer the question "why is Delibes' opera Lakme so rarely performed, when the Flower Duet is so well-known?"

Posted 10/18/2014 7:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for October 4, 2014

How do you breath? It's an easy question... unless you are a singer. That's the topic of this Ask the Dean with Dean Rob Cutietta of the Thornton School of Music.

Posted 10/4/2014 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for September 27, 2014

Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music answer a question about the difference between a "philharmonic" and a "symphony"?

Posted 9/27/2014 8:00:00 AM

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Ask the Dean for September 20, 2014

The full length ballets of the 19th century last a full evening, but ballets like The Rite of Spring are short by comparison. So did tastes in ballet length change over time? Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music investigates the answer.

Posted 9/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

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