• January 14, 2017

    Horn concertos written in the 18th and early 19th century were almost always written in the key of E flat, why is that? That’s the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music.

    Posted 1/14/2017 8:00:30 AM

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  • January 7, 2017

    USC has a dance school now, but aren’t the prospective students at an age where they should be joining a company? That’s the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music and the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

    Posted 1/7/2017 8:00:46 AM

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  • December 10, 2016

    What do opera prompters do before and during a performance? That’s the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC School of Music on this edition of Ask the Dean.

    Posted 12/10/2016 8:00:19 AM

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  • November 19, 2016

    You hold the bow from below when playing Viola da Gamba, but when you’re playing the cello, you hold it from above. Why the difference? Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music has the answer on this episode of Ask the Dean.

    Posted 11/19/2016 8:00:02 AM

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  • October 8, 2016

    Is a female conductor “Maestro” or “Maestra”? And why aren’t there more of them? Those are the questions for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music.

    Posted 10/8/2016 8:00:27 AM

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  • October 1, 2016

    Music Director Emeritus … Music Director Laureate … What do those titles even mean? That’s the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music.

    Posted 10/1/2016 8:00:17 AM

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  • September 24, 2016

    Is there a classical curse on the number 9? That’s the question for Dean Rob Cutietta of the USC Thornton School of Music.

    Posted 9/24/2016 8:00:48 AM

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