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News and featured articles

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...
The renowned St. Lawrence String Quartet returns to Arizona State University as resident artists in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s Visiting Quartet Residency Program. Described by The...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2021 graduates . International student Ramon “Chino” Alfonso Soberano, who graduates this fall with a Doctor of Musical...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2021 graduates . Angie Stephanie Valencia, who graduates this December with a Bachelor of Music in music learning and...
Robert Mills , clinical associate professor in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre and vocal coach/accompanist for Music Theatre and Opera, is passionate about old music books and opera scores. A...

Focus on Faculty

Robert Spring, professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, received the International Clarinet Association’s highest honor, the Honorary Membership Award, at the...
Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes Heather Feeney as lecturer in technical direction to the theater program. “I have had the pleasure of meeting and working...
Kay Norton, musicologist and professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, received the Distinguished Service Citation at the virtual Society of American Music...
Deanna Swoboda, associate professor in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, is the first woman to be awarded the...
Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes international music engineer and producer Jorge Costa Palazuelos as assistant professor of studio engineering and recording...
The School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes new faculty member Kelly Kasper Hawkinson as a clinical assistant professor of costume technology. “We are delighted to have an artist of Kelly...

Students news

When Mary Cook moved across the country from Nashua, New Hampshire, to attend Arizona State University, she planned to major in music. After an in-person visit to meet Professor Martin Schuring, she...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . For Ausette Anderies, theater is more than entertainment – it’s a way to communicate. “At the end of...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . When Shannon Smith needed to choose a major, she couldn't pick just one. “ I chose ASU because I...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Vashawn Arora’s intellectual curiosity and musical drive have challenged him to explore snippets of...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Alicia Castillo is a composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter. Her compositions range from concert...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Benjamin Cortez has been playing music for most of his life. He grew up in a musical family and took...

Alumni news

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....
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...