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News and featured articles

On April 22, the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University launched the inaugural Mash Up collaboration, bringing together students and faculty members for interactive...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . Although chemistry and playing the organ may not immediately seem to have significant overlap, they...
Each year, Spring Dance Fest celebrates the work of dance students and faculty in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University and represents a culmination of their efforts....
One of the great things about the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University is the chance for designers and artists from different fields to work together. Students from...
The School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University is pleased to announce Samuel Peña as clinical assistant professor and assistant director of the popular music program . “We are...
Arizona State University Professor Micha Espinosa was recently named the artistic director of the world-renowned Fitzmaurice Institute . Espinosa is a professor of voice and acting in the ASU School...

Focus on Faculty

The Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre has announced Jace Kaholokula Saplan as associate professor of music learning and teaching and choral conducting, and co-director of...
Dance educator Shola K. Roberts will be joining the dance faculty in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University. Roberts is an international award-winning professional dancer...
The Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes Miki Aoki as assistant professor of collaborative piano. Aoki is recognized internationally for her diverse abilities as a...
Karen Schupp , associate professor of dance and associate director of the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University , recently published a book titled “ Dancing Across the...
Brian DeMaris , associate professor and artistic director of the Music Theatre and Opera program in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, is a recognized conductor,...
Carley Conder , clinical assistant professor of dance in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University, was recently recognized as a 2022 Tempe Arts and Culture Award recipient...

Students news

In the wake of recent mass shootings, many may feel helpless about creating change. But Arizona State University graduate student Marissa Barnathan believes that doesn’t have to be the case....
Chris Ignacio, a first-year MFA student in theater with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital media performance at Arizona State University, spent the spring 2022 semester in New York working...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . Anna Galura is an experienced and accomplished performer and an educator who is not only concerned...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . Laura Brackney, Doctor of Musical Arts in music composition, views composing as a form of sonic...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . Chandler, Arizona, native Cory Drozdowski is a Barrett, the Honors College student at Arizona State...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . Jonice Bernard fell in love with music theater when they were asked to be part of the chorus in their...

Alumni news

Two Arizona State University dance alumni were recently published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Dance Education in Practice. This special edition of the journal by the National Dance Education...
Chelsea Pace is using her expertise in staging sex to create safer spaces for actors. Pace , who received her MFA in theatre performance from Arizona State University, is an intimacy consultant and...
Arizona State University alumnus and Tempe , Arizona, native Patrick Fanning will return home to ASU Gammage as music director and conductor for a national tour of the world-renowned musical and...
Arizona State University music alumnus David Earll , who graduated with a Doctor of Muscial Arts in tuba performance in 2014 and is an assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at Ithaca College, was...
When it comes to artistic endeavors, whether they be music, painting, dancing, writing or something else, many people give up before they get the chance to really try. This is not the case for...
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....