Posts Tagged ‘Music Teaching and Learning’


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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


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Music Teaching & Learning DMA student Angelica Brooks talks diversity and representation in Teaching Music Magazine

February 25, 2022

Angelica Brooks, a DMA student in the USC Thornton Music Teaching & Learning program, was featured in the cover story of the latest edition of Teaching Music Magazine. In the piece, Brooks spoke about her professional career path and the importance of HBCUs and representation in music education. “We need more minority voices at the… Continue reading Music Teaching & Learning DMA student Angelica Brooks talks diversity and representation in Teaching Music Magazine


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Beatriz Ilari interviewed by the Wall Street Journal

February 23, 2022

USC Thornton Music Teaching & Learning Program Chair Beatriz Ilari was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about the song “Baby Shark” and its evolution into a worldwide phenomenon. Ilari noted how children love the song for its repetition and parents hate it for the same reason. “Parents get sick and tired of it, but… Continue reading Beatriz Ilari interviewed by the Wall Street Journal


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Robert Cutietta: 20 Years of Visionary Excellence

August 20, 2021

The Dean of both the USC Thornton School of Music and the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance reflects on 20 years of leadership at USC.


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Jake Cassman produces podcast on improvisation and creativity

July 12, 2021

Jake Cassman, a Master’s student in USC Thornton’s Community Music program, has produced a new podcast on improvisation and creativity.


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Nicolas Benavides, Angelica Brooks, and Elizabeth Palmer selected for Cleveland Institute of Music’s Future of Music Faculty Fellowship

June 30, 2021

USC Thornton doctoral candidates Nicolas Benavides and Angelica Brooks, as well as alum Elizabeth Palmer have been selected for the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Future of Music Faculty Fellowship.