Posts Tagged ‘Contemporary Teaching Practice Masters’


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USC Thornton Spring 2020 Events Preview

January 17, 2020

The Spring 2020 semester at USC Thornton brings with it an impressively packed calendar of events. Take a look at just a few of the many events in store, and join us for a memorable season of performances.


New Faculty at USC Thornton

January 17, 2019

We introduce an impressive group of artists and educators who have joined the USC Thornton faculty this year.


Judy Lewis gives keynote speech at music education conference in Norway

December 6, 2018

Judy Lewis, professor in the K-12 Contemporary Teaching Practice program at USC Thornton, gave the keynote address at the National Conference of Music Teacher Educators in Norway this October. Lewis spoke about her work with urban minority children and popular music in a lecture entitled, “The act of listening: What twenty 10-year olds taught me… Continue reading Judy Lewis gives keynote speech at music education conference in Norway


Meeting the Needs of Every School

November 8, 2017

In the second part of our month-long look at USC Thornton’s Community Engagement Program, we highlight students bringing music and arts to local schools in the University Park area.


The Multifaceted Task of Transforming Music Teacher Education

November 2, 2017

Judy Lewis, director of the K-12 Contemporary Teaching Practice master’s degree program, reflects on USC Thornton’s bold plan to transform music teacher education.


Transforming the Landscape of Music Teaching Degrees

October 4, 2017

Which type of music education master’s program best suits your needs? Find out as we examine the different types of music teaching degrees available.


Nurturing Young Minds with Music

June 24, 2016

A five-year USC study has shown that music training can spur brain development in young children.


The Emphasis is on Performing—with Feeling

June 14, 2016

Teaching his middle school students to prize passion as well as perfection, DMA candidate Richard Perez looks at how playing in a group creates community.


Tina Huynh connects to her past with children’s songs

April 14, 2016

A doctoral candidate in the Music Teaching & Learning program, Huynh will release a book of Vietnamese children’s songs this summer, collected during her graduate research.


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Beatriz Ilari

November 12, 2014

Biography Beatriz Ilari (she/her) is an associate professor of music education at the USC Thornton School of Music, where she teaches graduate courses in music psychology, the sociology of music, cultural diversity in music teaching and learning and research methods. She has conducted extensive research with babies, preschoolers and school-aged children from the U.S., Brazil,… Continue reading Beatriz Ilari