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Music theorist Nicholas Shea will join the ASU School of Music as assistant professor of music theory beginning in August 2020. “We are thrilled to have attracted Nicholas Shea to our faculty,” said...
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...
Editor's note: As Arizona continues to battle COVID-19, please follow social distancing and face covering guidelines in public at all times, including playgrounds. A day at the playground can be...
Most of us find ourselves fully immersed in the digital age. Books are replaced with tablets, newspapers articles are delivered via an app rather than your doorstep, the junk mail once found in your...
Most Americans, today, might not recognize the name Agnes Smedley. That’s because the American journalist made a name for herself in China, where she lived and worked between 1929 and 1941, and rose...
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...

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The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts welcomes Jamal Duncan as assistant professor of instrumental conducting beginning in August 2020. “I am...
Christopher Creviston , associate professor in Arizona State University's School of Music and internationally renowned saxophonist, will perform the world premiere of Concerto for Soprano...
This semester a group of art students and a group of film students in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will get the chance to learn from film and television...

Student news

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...

Alumni news

Arizona State University School of Music alumna Caelan Creaser returns to ASU to represent the "Frozen" North American Tour . Creaser, who earned a bachelor's degree in musical theater...
The Arts Writers Grant Program recently announced its 2019 recipients, which include an alumnus from the School of Art in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts....
Herberger Institute alumna K Brandt Knapp won the $10,000 grand prize for the #ZeroThreshold Design Competition, an architecture and urban design initiative that celebrates accessibility as a...

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Changing the dance worldDance alum J. Bouey and their Dance Union podcast co-host Melanie Greene were featured in The New York Times. They talked about racism in the dance world and organizing for ...
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‘A science experiment cos-playing as a game’: What Port of Mars can teach us about successful communitiesBy Lance Gharavi, associate professor in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre and affiliated...
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Cultural Innovation ToolsASU’s National Accelerator for Cultural Innovation, a partnership between the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and ASU Gammage, launched Cultural Innovation Tools...