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Among a sea of aspiring actors dressed in black and lined up at an open call audition, Tregoney Shepherd wore a bright red miniskirt. Whether the skirt helped or hurt her chances, she’s unsure — but...
The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has announced five winners in the 2019 Concerto Competition. Eleven students performed as finalists in...
The 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music went to the composer of “p r i s m” — an opera that had its first developmental workshop at the Arizona State University School of Music and was commissioned and...
Arizona State University School of Music education, performance and therapy areas recently joined forces with community partners Kyrene Aprende Middle School and Sunrise Senior Living Community to...
The United States and the Soviet Union clashed on many fronts during the Cold War, and music was one of them. An Arizona State University professor who’s an expert on the music of that time period...
Arizona State University School of Music doctoral students and alumni won all three top prizes at the renowned 2019 Hong Kong International Chamber Music Competition . The Laniakea String Quartet won...

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Focus on Faculty

Composer Alex Temple has joined the Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as an assistant professor of music composition. “I have taught a...
Daniel Bernard Roumain’s work as a composer and performer focuses on fostering awareness of and conversations about complex social issues. An Institute Professor in Arizona State University's...
Josef Burgstaller, world-renowned trumpeter, will join the ASU School of Music as associate professor of trumpet beginning in August 2019. Burgstaller is a double alumnus of Arizona State University...
From classical to electronic, a new professor at Arizona State University School of Music said he composes music for all, which is one reason why he is excited to join the school in the Herberger...
Deanna Swoboda , associate professor in the ASU School of Music, has enjoyed a vibrant career as a performer, educator and entrepreneur, but she said one of her most challenging roles yet is serving...
The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will welcome Matthew Fiorentino as assistant professor of music education in August 2019. “We are...

Students news

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . When Arizona State University School of Music graduate Fredrick Brown, Doctor of Musical Arts in wind band...
Seyon Saxophone Quartet, a chamber music ensemble composed of Arizona State University School of Music students, won first and second prizes at two prominent national chamber music competitions...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . The term “sisterhood” holds special meaning to Arizona State University School of Music and Barrett, The Honors...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . In her four years at Arizona State University's School of Music, Caitlin Kierum accomplished a lot, exploring...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . It took losing music for Aliyah Qualls to realize how much making music meant to her. Music had been a part of...
Benjamin Cortez, a sophomore undergraduate student in the Arizona State University School of Music jazz studies program, recently debuted and produced a CD of original material, titled “In Your Hands...

 

Alumni news

Two Arizona State University School of Music alumni have been selected to participate in the Sphinx Organization’s national arts leadership and artistic development programs dedicated to transforming...
Arizona State University School of Music alumnus Joshua Hill is the recipient of the 2018 Canadian Screen Award for best original song for his work on the 2017 animated feature film “ The Breadwinner...
Carolyn Rose Rynex, Arizona State University School of Music alumna, was awarded the prestigious 2017 Julius Herford Dissertation Prize from the American Choral Directors Association for her doctoral...
David Earll, Arizona State University School of Music alumnus, has been appointed assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at the Ithaca College School of Music in New York, beginning fall 2018....
Shu Liu, an alumna of Arizona State University’s School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, was awarded first prize at the 2018 Hong Kong International Violin Competition....
Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Angela Brower, who is an alum of the School of Music in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, returns to ASU this week...