School of Music, Dance and Theatre

ASU musicologist recognized for decades of service to American music

Kay Norton, musicologist and professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, received the Distinguished Service Citation at the virtual Society of American Music annual conference this summer.

“The Society for American Music is my professional society home,” said Norton, who joined the organization in 1991. “The society matches the Americanist side of my research – American sacred music — especially gospel — and music of the southern United States.”

ASU musicology professor receives Society for Ethnomusicology award for book on jazz music, popular dance

Christi Jay Wells, associate professor of musicology in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, was awarded the 2022 Kealiinohomoku Award by the Society for Ethnomusicology for their monograph “Between Beats: The Jazz Tradition and Black Vernacular Dance.” Wells was presented with the award at the American Musicological Society, Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and Society for Music Theory joint annual meeting in Ne

ASU Orchestras announces 2022–23 season of imagination, inclusion, collaboration

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 School of Music, Dance and Theatre.

“Our season is full of breadth, imagination, inclusion and collaboration with our guest artists,” Meyer said.

The ASU Orchestras include the Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, Chamber Orchestra and Studio Orchestra.

ASU professor awarded International Clarinet Association's highest honor

Robert Spring, professor in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, received the International Clarinet Association’s highest honor, the Honorary Membership Award, at the association's 2021 annual conference. The award, a lifetime achievement counterpart, is given to clarinetists worldwide who have made a significant difference in the clarinet world through performance, teaching and service.

ASU professor named a finalist for prestigious Theatre Library Association Award

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 the finalists was Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s Mary McAvoy for her work “Rehearsing Revolutions: The Labor Drama Experiment and Radical Activism in the Early Twentieth Century.”