School of Music, Dance and Theatre

ASU music professor releases album to support social change

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 Égide Duo. The Égide Duo’s mission is to collaborate with composers to create and present music that addresses social change, including issues involving the environment/climate, animal and human rights, and equality.

ASU music professor wins grand prize in 'Impact Performance' competition

New Morse Code, a group co-founded by Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre Assistant Professor Michael Compitello, recently won the grand prize in the Ariel Avant "Impact Performance" competition, designed to “generate productive conversation and offer positive means of action around a social justice issue.”

ASU Music Theatre and Opera takes 2020–21 season virtual

ASU Music Theatre and Opera is adapting to the rapidly changing performance world by incorporating technology to enable live performances, while at the same time addressing issues of systemic racism and inherent bias in musical theater and opera. Striving to diversify, this year’s season is a work in progress and aims to ensure at least half of all presented works are by women and people of color.

ASU musicians showcase creativity in electronic music

With a few flicks of his wrists, Tony Obr manipulated his modular synthesizer to produce an array of musical tones that ranged from a car door chime to a lawnmower roar.

An assistant teaching professor in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University, Obr was part of a two-day “Celebration of Electronic Music” at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix on Saturday and Sunday that showcased several people in the ASU community.