In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Robert Cutietta, Dean of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, introduces himself and the school that he runs, and shares his thoughts on some of the school’s key goals, such as hiring and fostering a faculty who are both artists and teachers, further improving the institution’s already impressive community outreach initiatives, and launching a new Popular Music program. He also gives advice to music students and their parents, about how to prepare for a college career in a music program, and what his program in particular looks for in the students it accepts.