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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...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Jalen Jorel Montgomery believes that one should not just talk about the work of equity but lead the...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Music has been a crucial part of Joel Adalid Martinez Lorenzana’s life for as long as he can remember...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Eliana O’Brien thrives in environments that require personal engagement and creative flexibility. In...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Dave Osmundsen graduates this spring with an MFA in dramatic writing, and he is already making a name...
Two undergraduates and one graduate student in the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre received first place awards in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Southwest Division competition...
Double bass player Nathaniel De la Cruz recently won first place in the 2020 Talent Show of the Charleston International Music Competition and the grand prize in the Art Festival Bass Strings...
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...
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...
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...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . ASU graduate student Stephanie Sadownik, DMA in voice performance, started suffering from undiagnosed...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Annie Villalobos Vincent has been waiting 20 years to achieve her dream and receive her college...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . After completing her Bachelor of Arts degrees in music and psychology, and having taught private...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2020 graduates . Pianist Gavin Laur, who is earning his Bachelor of Music in keyboard performance with a concentration...
Arizona State University School of Music doctoral student Nathaniel De la Cruz recently won first prize in the prestigious Coeur d'Alene Symphony National Young Artists College Strings...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Felix Herbst refuses to settle on one path. The 21st-century musician is a violinist, vocalist and arranger-composer...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2019 commencement . Ariana Warren, a mezzo-soprano of exceptional talent, embodies everything that the ASU School of Music in the...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . When Arizona State University School of Music graduate Fredrick Brown, Doctor of Musical Arts in wind band...
Seyon Saxophone Quartet, a chamber music ensemble composed of Arizona State University School of Music students, won first and second prizes at two prominent national chamber music competitions...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . The term “sisterhood” holds special meaning to Arizona State University School of Music and Barrett, The Honors...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . In her four years at Arizona State University's School of Music, Caitlin Kierum accomplished a lot, exploring...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . It took losing music for Aliyah Qualls to realize how much making music meant to her. Music had been a part of...
Benjamin Cortez, a sophomore undergraduate student in the Arizona State University School of Music jazz studies program, recently debuted and produced a CD of original material, titled “In Your Hands...
Alexander Meszler, a doctoral student in the Arizona State University School of Music, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to France from the U.S. Department of State and the J....
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . A high school field trip to ASU helped Alexis Mitchell, Barrett honors student graduating with a Bachelor of Music...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . During the first year of Melanie Brooks’ graduate work as a doctoral student in wind conducting in ASU’s School of...
Mark Alpizar, Arizona State University School of Music student in the Doctor of Musical Arts program in orchestral conducting, was recently awarded the assistant conductor position with the elite...
From the Phoenix Symphony to Arizona Opera, local arts organizations offer musical theater students at Arizona State University not only a glimpse into their potential future careers but a chance to...
Katelyn Vincent, Arizona State University School of Music Master of Music in composition student, was awarded an "Honorable Mention" from the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz...
Melanie Brooks, a doctoral student in wind conducting in ASU’s School of Music, has a passion for projects that focus on community building through music performance. Brooks received funding in 2017...

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