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Catalin Rotaru, an Arizona State University School of Music associate professor, was afforded the rare opportunity to bring the music and spirit of legendary Italian composer and virtuoso Giovanni...
Jill Sullivan, associate professor in the ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, has conducted extensive research on women in military bands. Her research has...
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The sounds of the jittery feet from musical theater students roared from Arizona State University's Music Building last week as students anxiously warmed up to take a tap Master Class from...
“Every man needs a place to go where he can go crazy in peace,” said author and desert rat Edward Abbey. There may soon be less of one of those places. President Donald Trump announced Friday he...
Ysaÿe M. Barnwell’s pedagogy is more far-reaching than just singing music. She teaches the humanity of music-making. “Music is infinitely functional,” Barnwell said. “It ties the whole existence of a...
Micah Wilkinson, former Arizona State University School of Music student, won the position of principal trumpet of the internationally acclaimed Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for 2017. Wilkinson was...
Ever since Dean Steven J. Tepper arrived at ASU, he has been working on a way to bring the diverse students, faculty, staff and alumni of Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts together. Given...
The AriZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence, Arizona's awards for outstanding theater, recognized Arizona State University's excellence in theatrical productions and individual performances...
Arizona State University’s School of Music is hosting the Society of Composers, Inc. Region VII Conference Oct. 13–14. Region VII includes Society of Composers members from Arizona, Nevada, Utah,...
The exploration of temporality in Eastern and Western music is the focus of “Out of Time,” this year’s Prisms Contemporary Music Festival at the Arizona State University School of Music, Nov. 8–12....
Arizona State University School of Music students and faculty are uniting with local community members for a benefit concert to aid the relief efforts in Houston, Texas. Lisa Blasi, School of Music...
Recognized as the No. 2 educational clinic in the nation, the Arizona State University Music Therapy Clinic in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Music changes lives one note...
On a recent Saturday morning in September, a small group of people files into a room at Arizona State University’s Counseling Training Center on the Tempe campus. Laid out on tables are drums of...
Three alumni from the School of Music in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts were featured presenters at the quadrennial conference of the International Congress of Voice Teachers (...
Adriana Martínez, faculty associate in Arizona State University's School of Music, in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, recently participated in a seminar for college and...
Arizona State University’s School of Music welcomes musician, composer, singer, choral clinician, educator and author Ysaÿe M. Barnwell for a weeklong residency Sept. 5–8. During her time on campus,...
Roger Mantie, associate professor of music education in the School of Music, co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Technology and Music Education , which was published Aug. 8. Mantie worked on the 700-...
Her sophomore year, Anissa Griego served as the assistant director and choreographer for the Lyric Opera Theatre student production of “Grease.” It was one of the greatest challenges of her life,...
Kay Norton, associate professor in the School of Music, presented the paper “Using Aesthetics to Help Students Recognize the Long Reach of Romanticism in Music” at the North American Conference on...
For more than 35 years, the ASU Guitar Series has impressed audiences with a selection of unforgettable performances by virtuosos from around the world. This year’s lineup continues this tradition,...
ASU counseling master's student Kristian Mastin’s learned instrument is the banjo. But this week, in between seeing youth clients as a clinical intern in a small Mesa counseling practice, Mastin...
With a repertoire that spans more than 500 years, the pipe organ has an unmatched power and versatility in the musical world. Take in the beauty and intensity of this incredible instrument this fall...
Peter Schmelz, an associate professor in ASU's School of Music, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Berlin Prize, a semester-long fellowship in Berlin awarded annually to top-tier...
Garth Paine and Sabine Feisst's Ecolisten Artist Program was selected for the 2018 Joshua Tree Art Innovation Laboratory at Joshua Tree National Park. Feisst, a professor in the School of Music...
“The Oxford Handbook of Music Making and Leisure,” edited by Roger Mantie, an associate professor in the School of Music, was published by Oxford University Press in January. Gareth Dylan Smith is...
Brandon Houghtalen, who earned a DMA with a concentration in conducting from the School of Music in 2012, has been selected to present a session at the 71st annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois...
Sabine Feisst, professor of musicology, delivered a keynote talk at the annual meeting of the Finnish Musicological and Ethnomusicological Societies hosted by the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, in...
Ryan Garrison, who received a DMA in choral conducting, was appointed to the artistic director post at the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. Garrison is the second artistic director in the...
Internationally recognized as one of the few undergraduate and graduate programs providing training in both opera and musical theater, ASU’s Lyric Opera Theatre (LOT) ventures into its 54th season...
Jeffery Meyer, associate professor in the School of Music, will be teaching at the St. PCP Ninth International Masterclass "European Masterworks" in St. Petersburg, Russia along with Mark...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Ryan Downey is not only a native Arizonan, from Mesa, he’s also a fourth-generation ASU...
Six School of Music students in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are finding success by coming together as the Eos Sextet. The group was selected to compete...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . As a child, Nicole Blumenstein dreamed of being a scientist, maybe a doctor. She always...
An Arizona State University semesterlong fusion experiment that paired artists from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts with scientists from the Biodesign Institute culminated in a one-...
What makes something go "viral"? Marketing companies spend billions of dollars trying to answer that question, but in John Fassold's case, he was just bored and trying to make his...
Cameron Robello, a senior majoring in music composition and theory in the Herberger School of music, has won the 2017 Robert X. La Pat Carillon Composition Contest, sponsored by the ASU Carillon...

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