Posts Tagged ‘Research and Scholarly Studies’


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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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Josh Kun quoted in the Los Angeles Times

August 24, 2022

USC Thornton Interim Dean Josh Kun was quoted in the Los Angeles Times in a feature about Arabic-language pop and Elyanna, a 20-year-old Palestinian-Chilean pop singer from Tarzana.


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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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Nate Sloan featured on BBC’s The Inquiry

July 20, 2022

Assistant Professor of Musicology Nate Sloan was featured as an expert source in a new episode of BBC’s podcast The Inquiry: “Is Spotify Killing The Music Industry?”


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A series of diverse, live events ushers in the fall 2022 semester at USC Thornton

July 20, 2022

A series of diverse, live events ushers in the fall 2022 semester at USC Thornton.


Josh Kun named interim dean of the USC Thornton School of Music

July 13, 2022

The award-winning music historian, critic and curator will temporarily lead the school.


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A Return to Form

May 25, 2022

Looking back on an amazing spring 2022 semester at USC Thornton including the return of live performances.


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A Time for Celebration

May 18, 2022

The USC Thornton community returned to campus to honor the Class of 2022.