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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 . Maxwell Plata’s love of theater started in high school and it carries on to this day. That passion...
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,...
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 . Jonice Bernard fell in love with music theater when they were asked to be part of the chorus in their...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . When Lauren Jimenez didn’t make her high school dance team, she was devastated. But she didn’t give...
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 . As a music educator, graduate Shawn Schive said he wants to support students the same way his...
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...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . Kathy Luo started her dance journey at the age of 4. “It made me feel like my life was colorful,” Luo...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . Isabel Verdugo, who graduates this May from the School of Music, Dance and Theatre with a Bachelor of...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . During her time at Arizona State University, MFA theatre graduating student Kristina Friedgen was...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . Graduating senior April Maytorena worked on the recent Arizona State University theater production of...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . When Olivia Hernandez discovered the MFA in theatre with a concentration in interdisciplinary digital...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . Audi Miller, who is graduating this May with a degree in dance from the School of Music, Dance and...
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...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . When Xochilt Huitzil started at Arizona State University, she took a salsa dance class with David...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2022 graduates . Julia Chacón is graduating from Arizona State University in May with an MFA in dance and an MA in...
Think back on your all-time favorite space exploration movies — from “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” to “Interstellar” and “Aliens” — and chances are you’ll discover an all-star lineup of best supporting...
Renowned choreographer, performer, writer and educator Liz Lerman will be presenting a virtual FRANKx Lecture on Wednesday, April 27. Lerman is an Institute Professor in the School of Music, Dance...
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....
Gabriel José Bolaños , assistant professor of composition in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, recently received a grant and an award, and two of his commissioned...
Several of the country’s top salsa dance instructors told students at Arizona State University how they found solace and passion in the dance community when they were accepted nowhere else. Mario...
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...
Kimberly Marshall , the Patricia and Leonard Goldman Endowed Professor of Organ in ASU's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, was awarded the Medal of the Royal College of Organists by the Royal...
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...
A new study from Arizona State University, in collaboration with the Recording Academy and Berklee College of Music Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship, is illuminating the experiences of women...
Before a piano produces beautiful music on stage, the care and maintenance of its 12,000 parts is itself a complicated and delicate symphony. At Arizona State University, Rick Florence has spent...
Four Arizona State University dance students — Kyla Kabat, Isabella Lepp, Karla Marquez and Fernanda Viera — have been chosen to represent ASU at the 2022 American College Dance Association (ACDA)...
An Arizona State University alumna whose dissertation focused on Ukraine’s first female composer and who studied Ukrainian in Kyiv through the ASU Melikian Center has become deeply involved in...
Margaret Schmidt, professor of music learning and teaching in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, was recently named the Music Educator of the Year by the Arizona...
This spring, Arizona State University Theatre will present the first fully produced version of a work by playwright Matthew Paul Olmos , a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient...
The American Liszt Society, AZ Chapter Festival will be held at Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre on Feb. 27. The festival, organized by School of Music, Dance and...
Inside Arizona State University’s new high-rise building in downtown Phoenix sits the crown jewel of the Popular Music Program — a 9-foot, limited-edition John Lennon “Imagine” grand piano. The...

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