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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 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...
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...
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...
"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...
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....
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...
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 "...
Schools. Hospitals. Laboratories. Designers and artists do as much work outside their practice rooms and studios as they do inside those traditional spaces. Courtney Davis, an interior architecture...
In a famous social experiment a decade ago, a world-renowned violinist stood against a wall in a Washington, D.C., subway station and expertly played one of the most difficult pieces of music in...
The School of Music in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts welcomes Jiyeon “Jiji” Kim as assistant professor of guitar in the strings program, beginning in...
Versatile baritone Nathan De'Shon Myers, who will join the School of Music in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in August, said he is excited to begin his...
From the Phoenix Symphony to Arizona Opera, local arts organizations offer musical theater students at Arizona State University not only a glimpse into their potential future careers but a chance to...
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....
When Jason Thompson was growing up in North Carolina, he was immersed in all types of music in his church and at school. But when he decided to major in music in college, the curriculum was focused...
Four years after NASA was established, administrator James Webb was so inspired by a portrait of an astronaut, he ordered the creation of an agency art program. The idea was to capture the emotion of...
The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is launching a new weekly open stage concert series, “Tunes at Noon,” for the ASU School of Music...
Faculty, staff and alumni in Arizona State University’s School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts engaged students and community members of all ages at the Musical Instrument...
Jason Thompson, assistant professor in the School of Music, has been selected to speak at TEDxASU: Boundless in March. Thompson, who leads the ASU Gospel Choir in the School of Music, part of the...
Katelyn Vincent, Arizona State University School of Music Master of Music in composition student, was awarded an "Honorable Mention" from the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz...
Melanie Brooks, a doctoral student in wind conducting in ASU’s School of Music, has a passion for projects that focus on community building through music performance. Brooks received funding in 2017...
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...
Kimberly Marshall, the Patricia and Leonard Goldman Endowed Professor in Organ in the Arizona State University School of Music , is known worldwide for her compelling programs and presentations of...
Alonzo Jones has one of the best jobs at Arizona State University: associate athletic director for inclusion and championship life. Who doesn’t want to lead a championship life? Jones is in charge of...
Taylor Hutchinson, a Doctor of Musical Arts student in music performance in Arizona State University's School of Music, spent summer 2017 as a collaborative pianist intern at the Franco-American...
The harp, one of the oldest known instruments in the history of music, has existed in one form or another in every land since 3000 B.C. Evolving from simple strings to electro-acoustic technologies,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Tee Tong Tang has such a love of the violin that she will devote her career to teaching young...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Alexandra Birch is a violinist. This Dec. 11, she earns her Doctor of Musical Arts degree...
Brianne Borden, DMA graduate student in music performance, has experienced firsthand the rigors of pursuing a career as a professional musician — from debilitating performance anxiety to repetitive...

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