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Arizona State University media artist and sound researcher Garth Paine will premiere his new work “Future Perfect” in Germany Dec. 8. The work is the culmination of a prestigious research residency...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2018 commencement. Read about more graduates . After earning a degree in chemical engineering and publishing three books and other works...
For their entire lives, Laura Bartlett’s parents loved classical music, especially organ music. “Music activities brought them together as young people,” Bartlett said. And now their legacy will...
The United States was polarized, reeling from violence, its citizens protesting their leaders and questioning the very foundations of the country. It was 1971. That year, an audacious and wholly...
Theodore Solis, a professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, uses Latin music to teach performers and audience members how to connect music and dance. Solis created a unique...
Scary movies wouldn't be nearly as frightening without the soundtrack. (Try it sometime: Mute a horror film and see whether your heart rate immediately slows.) String instruments are often the...
The energy at the second annual Herberger Institute Day was electric — so electric that after four solid hours of almost 100 creative workshops at Herberger Institute’s five schools and art museum,...
The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts welcomes the renowned Brooklyn Rider as the 2018-19 resident artists for the Visiting Quartet Residency Program . The group will...
With whistles, pipes, toy pianos and automobile horns, Arizona State University’s orchestral contribution to the "Frankenstein" bicentennial celebration looks to be almost as piecemeal as...
Alexander Meszler, a doctoral student in the Arizona State University School of Music, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to France from the U.S. Department of State and the J....
Robert Spring, professor of clarinet in the ASU School of Music, was recently awarded the Clarinet Lifetime Achievement award from the China Musicians Association clarinet society at the 2018 Yanji...
The ninth Prisms Contemporary Music Festival at Arizona State University foregrounds music that reflects on outer space, presenting compelling works from a wide range of artists from Europe and the...
The ninth Prisms Contemporary Music Festival at Arizona State University foregrounds music that reflects on outer space, presenting compelling works from a wide range of artists from Europe and the...
ASU’s Wind Bands are presenting timeless masterworks, cutting-edge world premieres and everything in between in this year's upcoming season. Tradition and innovation will meet, and occasionally...
The Arizona State University School of Music orchestras aim to advance the reinvention and revitalization of the contemporary orchestra scene in the United States. The 2018-19 symphony and chamber...
Imagine traveling to an exciting destination, singing in a world-famous concert hall and acquiring a true understanding of a composer’s music, all while building a deep sense of community. This past...
Arizona State University’s School of Music launches the 2018-19 Organ Series with a multidisciplinary presentation, “Walls of Sound: The Ecology of the Borderlands,” addressing the ecological impact...
Japanese performer Tsutomu Arao will present a musical program of "The Tale of the Heike" at Arizona State University’s Katzin Concert Hall on Sept. 24. His performance of musical...
An unprecedented production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass.” An exhibition featuring ASU Art Museum’s Andy Warhol collection. A musical about religion, identity and dinosaurs. The 2018-19 season at...
A big university offers many opportunities, but it also can be a bit overwhelming. Students who choose one of Arizona State University’s smaller metro Phoenix campuses can still take advantage of the...
A big university offers many opportunities, but it also can be a bit overwhelming. Students who choose one of Arizona State University’s smaller metro Phoenix campuses can still take advantage of the...
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...
Students get a sneak peek at life as a music major and a taste of what attending Arizona State University, or any college, would be like by participating in ASU's School of Music summer programs...
In August 2012, 81-year-old Cecilia Giménez put broad brushstrokes to a decades-old fresco and became an overnight sensation — for all the wrong reasons. Giménez, an untrained amateur in the world of...
The School of Music in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is internationally recognized for having one of the few programs that provides undergraduate and graduate students training in...
The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts welcomes Dave Fossum as assistant professor in the musicology program, beginning in January 2019. “We...
"What would you think if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me? "Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song. And I'll try not to sing out of key." The...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . During the first year of Melanie Brooks’ graduate work as a doctoral student in wind conducting in ASU’s School of...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . A high school field trip to ASU helped Alexis Mitchell, Barrett honors student graduating with a Bachelor of Music...
Mark Alpizar, Arizona State University School of Music student in the Doctor of Musical Arts program in orchestral conducting, was recently awarded the assistant conductor position with the elite...
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...
Eugenia Hernández Ruiz joins the School of Music in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as assistant professor in the music therapy program, beginning in August...
In pursuit of the diverse and innovative musical journey Projecting All Voices , an initiative of Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the School of Music’s...
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....
Burning Brass turns it up to 11. The newest ensemble at Arizona State University packs some serious heavy metal. Not the "big hair, makeup and screaming guitars" kind, though: the "...
The Arizona State University-led NASA Psyche Mission is a journey to explore a unique metal world, and it is inspiring scores of artists along the way. Earlier this month, a space mission-inspired...

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