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News and featured articles

Joshua Gardner , clinical associate professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, and Stefanie Gardner recently released “Gone is Gone,” their debut album as the...
A play is more than what you see on stage. It’s casting and rehearsals, staging and building sets. It’s developing and learning choreography. It’s figuring out the lighting and any multimedia...
Ruth Jones has found her forever home. It’s 20 stories tall, sits at the edge of the ASU Tempe campus and offers spectacular views of the Valley. “My forever home had to be someplace, and this is it...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Sumana Mandala graduated with her Master of Fine Arts in dance this December, two decades after she...
During a year with little to no opportunities in the conducting field, Argentinean-born Arizona State University music alumna Michelle Di Russo has been awarded two esteemed conducting fellowships....
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Doctoral graduate Soyeon “Sally” Kang always understood that for a performance, practice makes perfect...

Focus on Faculty

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...
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....
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....
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...
Christopher Creviston , associate professor in Arizona State University's School of Music and internationally renowned saxophonist, will perform the world premiere of Concerto for Soprano...

Students news

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...
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...
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...
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...
Arizona State University School of Music doctoral student Nathaniel De la Cruz recently won first prize in the prestigious Coeur d'Alene Symphony National Young Artists College Strings...
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...

Alumni news

Arizona State University School of Music alumna Caelan Creaser returns to ASU to represent the "Frozen" North American Tour . Creaser, who earned a bachelor's degree in musical theater...
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...
Two Arizona State University School of Music alumni have been selected to participate in the Sphinx Organization’s national arts leadership and artistic development programs dedicated to transforming...
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...
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...
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....