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Students at Arizona State University can choose from hundreds of degree programs, and any one of them can lead to a lifelong commitment to treating the planet gently. These three ASU alumni are...
Jason Caslor, associate professor and associate director of bands and orchestras in the ASU School of Music, will take the helm as director of ASU wind ensembles beginning fall 2019. Caslor , an ASU...
The Arizona Commission on the Arts awarded grants to 31 artists throughout the state, including two faculty members and six alumni from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design...
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...
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...
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...
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...
World-renowned pianist Cathal Breslin will join the Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as assistant professor of piano in August 2019. “I am...
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...
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...
Christopher J. Wells , assistant professor of musicology in the Arizona State University School of Music and former editor of the Journal of Jazz Studies, has been awarded the 2018 Irving Lowens...
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...
John Ericson , professor in the Arizona State University School of Music and brass area coordinator, received the Punto Award from the International Horn Society (IHS) for his contribution to the art...
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...
Michael Kocour , professor and director of the Arizona State University School of Music jazz studies program, recently released his second solo CD. “East of the Sun” is comprised of 10 Great American...
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...
The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has announced a new online gig referral system designed to connect community members who are seeking...
Three music composition students in the School of Music in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are the honored recipients of the inaugural Mykytyn...
Faculty researchers from the College of Health Solutions and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts have combined forces on interdisciplinary research projects through a new grant program...
In 2002, “The Pianist” took home an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. It told the story of Jewish composer Władysław Szpilman and the music that helped carry him through the atrocities he witnessed...
More than 300 college band directors from across the country will gather at Arizona State University this week to talk about music, technology and research and to hear some of the best university...
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 Professor Sabine Feisst ’s latest book is considered a major contribution of new scholarship on the life and music of Arnold Schoenberg, one of the most...
The ninth Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition was held Jan. 13–20 at the Arizona State University School of Music. Dmytro Choni, Catherine Huang and Ruisi Lao took first...
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...
Guitarist Jiyeon “Jiji” Kim , assistant professor in the ASU School of Music, performed the world premiere of the first guitar concerto featuring both solo electric and classical guitar at Carnegie...
Forty-three exceptional pianists from around the world will come together at the Arizona State University School of Music on Jan. 13-20 to participate in the ninth Bösendorfer and Yamaha USasu...
Jere Humphreys, professor of music education in Arizona State University's School of Music, received a Spirit of Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater...

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