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Each year, the Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre holds concerto and composition competitions with the aim of providing its top performers and composers the rare and coveted...
Editor’s note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2022 graduates . As a fourth-generation Arizonan, Nathaniel Ross always knew he wanted to stay in the state for the long run...
The PRISMS 2022 annual festival for experimental music features new compositions and music that is rarely performed, along with pre-concert talks, roundtables and film screenings. Highlights of this...
Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes the members of the critically acclaimed Brooklyn Rider as the 2022–23 resident artists in the school’s prestigious Visiting...
Audiences will have the chance to see original work by Arizona State University dance faculty members and guest artists in this year’s “ Fall Forward ” performances. Mary Fitzgerald , artistic...
Arizona State University's Sun Devil Marching Band teaches students much more than notes and rhythms. “We teach students life skills and how to be responsible,” said James “Hud” Hudson ,...
Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall during athletic training? Travel behind the scenes of a baseball stadium? Or maybe wondered what exists after this life? This year’s theater season at...
Students, faculty and alumni in Arizona State University’s School of Music, Dance and Theatre took home several awards at this year’s ariZoni Theatre Awards Celebration. The ariZoni Theatre Awards...
Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre alumna Caelan Creaser returns to Sun Devil territory as an ensemble member and the understudy for the lead character of Elsa in Disney’s...
The Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s 2022–23 Organ Series is a celebration of the margins of the organ repertoire. “We have a vast body of music composed for the...
Gus Farwell is known as the former quarterback who went viral for singing opera from his seventh-floor balcony in Barcelona, Spain, during the pandemic lockdown in 2020. Farwell’s life — from high...
The annual Sol Power hip-hop festival at Arizona State University will feature three jam-packed days of events — including guest artists, workshops and competitions — to celebrate the culture and...
This year’s dance performance season at Arizona State University will include a series of concerts highlighting works created by guest artists, faculty and students that “represent a rich variety of...
Six choirs take the stage this year as part of the Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s upcoming choirs season. The choirs in the choral program — Barrett Choir, Concert...
The 2022–23 ASU Orchestras season shows what a contemporary symphony orchestra can include within its programming aesthetic, said Jeffery Meyer , director of orchestras and associate professor in the...
Providing pep and entertainment at Sun Devil Athletic events, the Marching Band and Twirlers are a large part of the gameday experience.
Arizona State University Professor Micha Espinosa has been named the 2022 recipient of the Professor Alberto Ríos Outstanding Literary/Arts Award by the Victoria Foundation . A longstanding member of...
Just about a year after Ruby Morales graduated from Arizona State University with a BFA in dance, she was invited by Herberger Institute Professor and legendary choreographer Liz Lerman to...
When Liz Lerman visited an art exhibition in the Scottish National Gallery titled “Witches and Wicked Bodies,” a display of prints and art depicting witches over the course of 500 years, she was...
As part of ASU's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, ASU Wind Bands launches their 2022–23 season on Sept. 15 at ASU Gammage with a concert featuring composers representing Argentina,...
Arizona State University’s Music Theatre and Opera 2022–23 season is filled with full-scale productions after two years of smaller productions due to COVID-19. “We are still taking precautions, but...
Heather “Digger” Feeney will be joining the faculty of the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University as clinical associate professor of technical direction. Feeney has been...
Twelve Arizona State University graduates are embarking upon an adventure of a lifetime through the Fulbright U.S. Student program as they begin arriving in their host countries over the next few...
Jamal Duncan, associate director of bands and assistant professor of instrumental conducting at ASU, has been awarded first place in conducting (band/wind ensembles) , 2022 by The American Prize ,...
Millions of Americans are facing the threat of being displaced from the homes they rent. Research by Arizona State University found that in Maricopa County, where more than a third of residents are...
The School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University welcomes new faculty member Amanda Pintore as assistant professor of theater for youth and community and acting. Pintore, who earned...
Jason Caslor , associate professor and director of bands in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, has been awarded the 2022 International Band Award by the Canadian Band...
The School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes Lindsey Reymore as an assistant professor of music theory beginning fall 2022. “I am particularly excited about the possibilities for transdisciplinary...
Christi Jay Wells , associate professor of musicology in Arizona State Univeristy's School of Music, Dance and Theatre and the 2021–23 Center for the Study of Race and Democracy Race, Arts and...
The Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre has announced Katie Peavey as clinical assistant professor of stage and production management. Peavey is a freelance Equity stage...
Editor’s note: This story first appeared in ASU Thrive’s special photography issue, celebrating a day in the life of inspiring people across the ASU community. Fusion on First is a 16-story, 283,000-...
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...
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....
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...

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