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Get ready for a hard swinging weekend of jazz celebrating the rich legacy of big band music. Hear student jazz ensembles from across the state and featured performances by L.A.’s finest studio brass...
From 1942–1944, Anne Frank, her family and four others hid in a secret annex in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Anne kept a diary during this time, chronicling her thoughts and her hopes for the future. In...
Close your eyes and imagine you are at a symphony concert. What kind of music is being played? For most people, the first thing that comes to mind are performances of the great classics, written by...
Have you been to a concert and wished that you knew more about the inspiration and historical influence behind the music on the program? On Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, this year’s visiting string quartet,...
Saxophone music fans listen up: On Feb. 2, 2016, an unforgettable concert will take place in the ASU School of Music, featuring the world premiere of the “Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Band” by...
Performing at a high level in an ensemble takes years of practice. It is an even greater challenge, however, to play as a soloist in front of a large audience while being accompanied by a 100-piece...
As the semester comes to a close, it is time to highlight a handful of remarkable students who will graduate at fall commencement with degrees from the ASU School of Music. These six noteworthy...
Longing for the perfect evening of awe-inspiring music, led by internationally recognized conductors and performed by your ASU Symphony Orchestra? Our free concerts offer everything from contemporary...
The School of Music strives to perform new works on a regular basis as part of its Lyric Opera Theatre season lineup, but it doesn’t often have the chance to present a brand-new show also written by...
As of August 2015, prospective students now have the opportunity to enroll in a program for a PhD in music with a concentration in musicology. This new program will be offered in addition to the...
A pianist, opera coach, conductor and master teacher, Kathleen Kelly is a prolific musician with wide-ranging abilities. Kelly got her start as a musician when she arrived at ASU, and, with her...
What makes perfect? Practice, practice, practice. Nowhere is this more relevant than in the Music Prep Program in the School of Music at ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, which has...
With a repertoire that spans over 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 at the 2015–...
Fans of the annual guitar series at the ASU School of Music, take note: The upcoming lineup of performances has been announced for the 2015–2016 season. Running the gamut in style from north Indian...
ASU School of Music’s Lyric Opera Theatre (LOT) returns to the stage for an exciting 2015–16 season. The season line-up features two musicals, two operas and one student workshop production....
The School of Music has appointed Peter Schmelz to the musicology faculty as associate professor, beginning in August 2015. “Peter Schmelz’s research interests are in 20th- and 21st-century music –...
The ASU School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Thompson as assistant professor of music education. “We are delighted that Jason Thompson will join our faculty this fall,”...
Praised as “passionate, uninhibited and spellbinding” by the London Independent and having a “luxuriously warm sound and yearning lyricism” by The New York Times, the Brentano Quartet returns to the...
May 11 was commencement at ASU, marking the bittersweet end of years of study for graduates, as well as the start of exciting plans for the future. The 2015 graduates in the ASU School of Music...
The ASU School of Music welcomes Jason Caslor, who will join the ASU faculty in fall 2015 as assistant professor of instrumental conducting. Caslor currently works for the Memorial University of...
The ASU School of Music is proud to announce the hire of Laura Emmery as the assistant professor of music theory, effective fall 2015. Emmery is currently visiting assistant professor of music theory...
Marg Schmidt, associate professor of music education in the School of Music at Arizona State University, was recently honored with two prestigious awards: the 2015 national String Researcher Award by...
The ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts in conjunction with AZ Piano, the largest freestanding piano gallery store in the Southwest, is holding its popular annual...
Patrick Cooper, 2014 graduate of the ASU master's in music education program, won the 2015 "Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award" for his research on measuring creativity.
Air Force veteran Patrick Harris, who chose ASU for its music education program and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, hopes to share his enthusiasm for music with others.
The 2014 ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence ceremony, held Sept. 15 at Tempe Center for the Arts, was generous to ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.
According to Herberger Institute dean Steven Tepper, "bigger-than-me" experiences are necessary for students to have authentic growth.
More than 20 percent of the nominations for this year's ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence went to Herberger Institute affiliated students, faculty, staff and alums.
Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts presents a spectacular 2014-2015 season of dance, theater, guitar and opera performances.
The ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has appointed Heather Landes as the director of its world-renowned School of Music.
The festival, which takes place April 30 through May 2, presents renowned cutting-edge, seldom performed works to the public, as well as insightful talks about the music.
The ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, in conjunction with AZ Piano, is holding its popular annual sale of pianos currently on loan to ASU from AZ Piano, starting...
Three of four musicians selected from an international cohort to play in the InterHarmony Concert Series at Carnegie Hall are students from the ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for...
'One of the most exciting concerts of the year' is coming to ASU Gammage Feb. 12, as the best and brightest from the ASU School of Music play together with a full orchestra.
The ASu School of Music choral program hosts an evening of music and conversation with composer, conductor and lecturer Eric Whitacre.
Set on the stages of ASU’s world-class performing arts venues, the talents of ASU dance, music and theater students, faculty and guest artists are showcased in professionally staged productions and...

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