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Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Felix Herbst refuses to settle on one path. The 21st-century musician is a violinist, vocalist and arranger-composer...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Ariana Warren, a mezzo-soprano of exceptional talent, embodies everything that the ASU School of Music in the...
“Evocative, imaginative, engaging.” “Exquisitely controlled chaos.” “… from the mesmerizing opening scene, I was completely drawn in and it gave me HOPE.” The Arizona State University School of Music...
Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review. Read more top stories from 2019 . Arizona State University is now offering the first bachelor’s degree in popular...
From the temples of Bali to the depths of the Amazon jungles, ethnomusicologists have traveled around the globe to journal humanity’s relationship with music. Ted Solís , professor of ethnomusicology...
The 10th annual PRISMS Contemporary Music Festival at Arizona State University puts the human voice center stage. PRISMS: Voices will highlight the different aspects and styles of voice Nov. 6-10. “...
Praised as “passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding” by the London Independent, the internationally acclaimed Brentano Quartet returns to the ASU School of Music for the school’s Visiting Quartet...
The Arizona State University School of Music’s 2019-20 choral season explores the power and subtlety of the human voice with music familiar to groundbreaking. This year’s season includes recent music...
Stephanie Weiss , assistant professor of voice in the ASU School of Music, recently released her first solo and duo recording, “ Sacred & Profane: Duo Au Courant Performs Song Cycles of Daron...
The ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will host the 2019 American Liszt Society Festival on Oct. 24–27 to honor the music and legacy of Franz Liszt, considered...
The School of Music’s 2019-20 Organ Series celebrates the pipe organ — an instrument with a repertoire than spans more than 500 years. Performances this year feature a wide range of music, from 14th...
Movers and makers are innovating art and science at the sixth annual MOCO International Conference on Movement and Computing at Arizona State University on Oct. 10-12. Artists, engineers and...
Arizona State University faculty and students will join the Dayspring United Methodist Church Choirs on Saturday, Oct. 5, for a concert to benefit victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The...
A protest of social injustice and an opportunity for change: ASU Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with ASU Gammage is redesigning the classic orchestral concert. “ Towards a More Perfect Union ”...
From some of the most celebrated masterworks to collaborations with living composers, multimedia artists and world-class soloists, the ASU School of Music orchestras' 2019-20 season ventures...
The ASU School of Music wind bands 2019-20 concert season features band classics, chamber works, new compositions and collaborations that celebrate and cultivate community through music. “I am...
Award-winning guitarist Raphaël Feuillâtre is slated to perform this Thursday in a concert that kicks off the 2019-20 Arizona State University Guitar Series. Feuillâtre is the first-prize winner of...
The ASU Music Theatre and Opera program’s 2019-20 season features major musical theater and operatic works premiered exclusively in the United States in the past 100 years, predominantly in the 21st...
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...

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