The School of Music is now the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, and this site will no longer be available after Nov. 30. 
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The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is one of the top music schools in the nation.

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To inspire and empower students to become creative leaders who transform society through music.


  • Engaging students with a broad range of musical thought, expression and experiences
  • Building upon rich traditional foundations
  • Advancing innovative musical practices
  • Fostering creative enterprise
  • Promoting all forms of creative contributions to the field of music
  • Cultivating socially embedded practices