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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...
Astrid Morales Torres, Doctor of Musical Arts student in piano performance, showcased Mexican music in a livestreamed concert this fall as part of an international collaboration between Arizona State...
The School of Music, Dance and Theatre continues its season this weekend with a virtual production of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler.” Just back from an extended honeymoon, Hedda Gabler is confronted...
Sarah Dolens-Moon, who recently graduated from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, completed her MFA with a project that focused on drama engagement with...
Each year, the Graduate College solicits individuals and teams of faculty to help the Graduate College advance key initiatives that improve graduate curricula across the university through the...
When distance learning involves overseas students studying music, a Zoom call isn’t quite good enough. So, on Oct. 22, Cathal Breslin , assistant professor of piano in Arizona State University's...
Editor’s note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now’s year in review. Read more top stories from 2020 . Earlier this year, the Arizona Board of Regents formally approved a plan to create two...
Editor’s note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now’s year in review. Read more top stories from 2020 . Arizona State University is entering that golden time of year when the desert at last...
Kay Norton , professor of musicology in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, is an invited keynote speaker at the INECO Foundation's first virtual conference in...
How do you put on a live theater production with multiple cast members via Zoom? Students, faculty and staff in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre have adapted all the...
Come AZ You Are , a minifestival celebrating spaces of affirmation and radical joy through art as social (inter)action, kicks off Oct. 23. The interdisciplinary festival is inspired by the vogue and...
The ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes Fernanda Aoki Navarro as an assistant professor of music composition. Navarro is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, developing...
The Theatre Library Association has announced the Theatre Library Association Book Award winners for English language works of scholarship on live and recorded performance published in 2019. One of...
Liz Cohen wasn’t eager to teach online. The Guggenheim-winning associate photography professor, who considers herself a people person, didn’t think it was for her. When COVID-19 happened, Cohen threw...
Opening the door to inclusivity starts with a lot of listening, according to Melita Belgrave , an associate professor of music therapy who has been named associate dean for culture and access for the...
Arizona State University Music Theatre and Opera, in collaboration with musical theater writers Rachel Dean and David Brush , released the official cast album for “The Anxiety Project.” The new...
As a new assistant professor in ASU's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, Rachel Finley hopes to increase the educational experiences of her students and to help them find their own voices. “...
Erin Barra is coming to Arizona State University to lead the new popular music program at a pivotal time. The music industry is undergoing huge changes as popular music itself is part of the country’...
Arizona State University offers more than 800 fully accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs — not to mention more than 270 minors and certificates — and that number is growing this fall...
ASU saxophone quartet Helíos recently won the silver medal in the senior wind division of the Fischoff Competition , one of the most respected chamber music competitions in the world, held virtually...
As awareness of racial injustice has broadened this spring and summer, reading lists have been shared to help increase people's understanding of our nation's past and present — including...
Cadenza Theatre, which was co-founded by Arizona State University Herberger Institute alumni, is set to present the online monologue series “We Cried Long Before the Teargas,” in response to racism...
For an older person with dementia, a rousing rendition of big-band music might stir some memories. And when that older person claps or sings along, the brain connection is even stronger. That’s one...
In celebration of this upcoming Juneteenth — also known as Freedom Day, in honor of the day that emancipated the last of the enslaved African Americans in the United States — Arizona State University...
The year 2020 has proven to be one full of heartache, fear and anger. Social injustices that have existed in the U.S. for generations are now being thrown into sharp relief. What can the humanities...
The Arizona State University Sun Devil Marching Band, School of Music and Sun Devil Athletics banded together to create a virtual performance of the fight song to show support and build encouragement...
As a new member of Herberger Institute Professor Daniel Bernard Roumain ’s DBR Lab , ASU film student Keegan Carlson was looking forward to performing with the lab at National Sawdust in Brooklyn,...
Every student in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University is talented and special in their own way. In every class there are many accomplished students with skills in a vast array of...
ASU’s costume shop may be closed, but its staff and students are still hard at work — making masks instead of costumes. When the COVID-19 pandemic made its way to the U.S., Arizona State University...
Seven Arizona State University artists will showcase new works as part of ASU Gammage’s Digital Connections Facebook live series on Wednesday, May 6. Composer and storyteller Cole Travis, dance...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Graduate student Lawrence Fung came to ASU from Hong Kong, China, to study at the W. P. Carey School...

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