School of Music, Dance and Theatre

The ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre welcomes new assistant professor of percussion

Chamber musician, soloist and teaching artist Michael Compitello joins Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre as assistant professor of percussion beginning this fall. Compitello is an advocate for the efficacy of contemporary music in contemporary society and for building community around the arts.

The best of both worlds: Design and theater students work together on recent production

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 The Design School and the School of Music, Dance and Theatre recently collaborated to create the lobby displays for the ASU Theatre production of “the living’life of the daughter mira.”

Undergraduate multi-instrumental musician discovers his place with jazz

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 classical piano lessons from age 3 to 6, but his training and coursework at Arizona State University has completely changed the way he now approaches music.

Virtual dance showcase features original work by ASU students

Early in February, small live events with the School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates in dance took place at Arizona State University’s Margaret Gisolo Dance Theatre and included performances of original work created by the students, artist discussions and art installations. Recordings from the two days of events will stream March 12 at 7:30 p.m. 

Visitors challenged to share reflections at ASU's 'Undoing Time' exhibit

“Undoing Time: Art and Histories of Incarceration,” the social justice exhibition at the ASU Art Museum, asks viewers to do more than contemplate the artworks that address mass incarceration.

The show, the first ever to take over the entire museum, wants visitors to be actively engaged in thinking about the history, the future and their own relationship to the crisis.