Posts Tagged ‘Music Teaching and Learning’


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Meeting the Demand

November 30, 2022

USC Thornton grads are music teachers bringing popular music into the classroom.


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Rethinking Music History

October 14, 2022

USC Thornton is at the vanguard of a new approach to teaching music history.


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Thornton Music Teaching & Learning program alumni win award from the National Association for Music Education

August 26, 2022

Four alumni of the USC Thornton Music Teaching & Learning program — Elizabeth Palmer, (DMA ’17), Tina Huynh (MM ’14, DMA ’19), Christine D’Alexander (MM ’10, DMA ‘15) and Lisa A. Crawford (DMA ’16) — created a research group and won a competitive award from the National Association for Music Education for their pilot study,… Continue reading Thornton Music Teaching & Learning program alumni win award from the National Association for Music Education


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Beyond Band, Choir and Orchestra

August 23, 2022

USC Thornton School of Music offers music teachers a master’s degree in teaching popular music.


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Beatriz Ilari named to the editorial board of Music Research Annual

August 22, 2022

Thornton Music Teaching & Learning Associate Professor Beatriz Ilari was named to the editorial board of Music Research Annual. The publication is the first peer-reviewed journal devoted to publishing review essays from the full range of academic disciplines that study music. Thornton Interim Dean Josh Kun is also on the editorial board, which features scholars… Continue reading Beatriz Ilari named to the editorial board of Music Research Annual


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IN CONVERSATION WITH | Peter Webster & Tina Huynh

June 8, 2022

The IN CONVERSATION WITH | series celebrates the careers, accomplishments and relationships of USC Thornton faculty and alumni in conversation with each other.


A Joyous Finale

May 12, 2022

Composition major Adam Karelin is named valedictorian of USC and an outstanding graduate for USC Thornton’s Class of 2022.


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Candice D. Mattio

April 25, 2022

Dr. Candice D. Mattio will join the USC Thornton School of Music this fall as Assistant Professor of Music Teaching and Learning. Her research focuses on the intersections of musical creativity, social issues in contemporary and popular music education, and technology-based music teaching and learning contexts. Her work has been presented on the international, national,… Continue reading Candice D. Mattio


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Meet The New Faculty: Candice D. Mattio & Jonathan A. Gómez

April 25, 2022

As part of a new series this spring, USC Thornton welcomes exceptional new faculty members Candice D. Mattio and Jonathan A. Gómez.


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Music Teaching & Learning program doctoral student Angelica Brooks wins 2022 Presser Music Award

March 15, 2022

USC Thornton Music Teaching & Learning doctoral student Angelica Brooks has won this year’s Presser Music Award. The award is given to a graduate student demonstrating excellence and outstanding promise for a distinguished career in the field of music. Brooks will use the grant to hold a conference at USC in June for academic professors,… Continue reading Music Teaching & Learning program doctoral student Angelica Brooks wins 2022 Presser Music Award