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How do you put on a live theater production with multiple cast members via Zoom? Students, faculty and staff in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre have adapted all the...
Come AZ You Are , a minifestival celebrating spaces of affirmation and radical joy through art as social (inter)action, kicks off Oct. 23. The interdisciplinary festival is inspired by the vogue and...
The ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes Fernanda Aoki Navarro as an assistant professor of music composition. Navarro is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, developing...
The Theatre Library Association has announced the Theatre Library Association Book Award winners for English language works of scholarship on live and recorded performance published in 2019. One of...
Liz Cohen wasn’t eager to teach online. The Guggenheim-winning associate photography professor, who considers herself a people person, didn’t think it was for her. When COVID-19 happened, Cohen threw...
Opening the door to inclusivity starts with a lot of listening, according to Melita Belgrave , an associate professor of music therapy who has been named associate dean for culture and access for the...
Arizona State University Music Theatre and Opera, in collaboration with musical theater writers Rachel Dean and David Brush , released the official cast album for “The Anxiety Project.” The new...
As a new assistant professor in ASU's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, Rachel Finley hopes to increase the educational experiences of her students and to help them find their own voices. “...
Robert Farid Karimi wants to amplify the ways people tell stories, and as a new assistant professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, Karimi hopes to do that...
Erin Barra is coming to Arizona State University to lead the new popular music program at a pivotal time. The music industry is undergoing huge changes as popular music itself is part of the country’...
Chamber musician, soloist and teaching artist Michael Compitello joins Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre as assistant professor of percussion beginning this fall....
Arizona State University offers more than 800 fully accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs — not to mention more than 270 minors and certificates — and that number is growing this fall...
Music therapist Sarah Hameline joins the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts as a clinical assistant professor in music therapy this August....
ASU saxophone quartet Helíos recently won the silver medal in the senior wind division of the Fischoff Competition , one of the most respected chamber music competitions in the world, held virtually...
As awareness of racial injustice has broadened this spring and summer, reading lists have been shared to help increase people's understanding of our nation's past and present — including...
Cadenza Theatre, which was co-founded by Arizona State University Herberger Institute alumni, is set to present the online monologue series “We Cried Long Before the Teargas,” in response to racism...
Music theorist Nicholas Shea will join the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre as assistant professor of music theory beginning in August 2020. “We are thrilled to have attracted Nicholas Shea to...
The Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts welcomes Jamal Duncan as assistant professor of instrumental conducting beginning in...
For an older person with dementia, a rousing rendition of big-band music might stir some memories. And when that older person claps or sings along, the brain connection is even stronger. That’s one...
In celebration of this upcoming Juneteenth — also known as Freedom Day, in honor of the day that emancipated the last of the enslaved African Americans in the United States — Arizona State University...
The year 2020 has proven to be one full of heartache, fear and anger. Social injustices that have existed in the U.S. for generations are now being thrown into sharp relief. What can the humanities...
The Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band, School of Music and Sun Devil Athletics banded together to create a virtual performance of the fight song to show support and build encouragement...
As a new member of Herberger Institute Professor Daniel Bernard Roumain ’s DBR Lab , ASU film student Keegan Carlson was looking forward to performing with the lab at National Sawdust in Brooklyn,...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . ASU graduate student Stephanie Sadownik, DMA in voice performance, started suffering from undiagnosed...
Every student in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University is talented and special in their own way. In every class there are many accomplished students with skills in a vast array of...
ASU’s costume shop may be closed, but its staff and students are still hard at work — making masks instead of costumes. When the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to the U.S., Arizona State University...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Annie Villalobos Vincent has been waiting 20 years to achieve her dream and receive her college...
Seven Arizona State University artists will showcase new works as part of ASU Gammage’s Digital Connections Facebook live series on Wednesday, May 6. Composer and storyteller Cole Travis, dance...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Pianist Gavin Laur, who is earning his Bachelor of Music in keyboard performance with a concentration...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Graduate student Lawrence Fung came to ASU from Hong Kong, China, to study at the W. P. Carey School...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . After completing her Bachelor of Arts degrees in music and psychology, and having taught private...
Arizona State University Associate Professor Garth Paine has been awarded a patent for a device his research lab developed that is capable of detecting gunshots in dense rainforests to help prevent...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Anna Ciza Deogratias, who’s graduating from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts with a major...
Professors, students and staff around the world are adapting to new learning environments for their classes, but what about educational experiences and activities beyond the classroom? For theater...
In a relatively short time, much has been written about the global cultural response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ASU researchers in the health humanities think there should be even more discussion —...
In the spirit of physical distancing and in honor of the concert halls around the world that have fallen silent, the ASU Wind Bands in Arizona State University's School of Music have responded...

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