News and featured articles

Faculty, staff and alumni in Arizona State University’s School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts engaged students and community members of all ages at the Musical Instrument...
History has its eyes on "Hamilton." And so too does a group of storytellers honing their craft at Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Straddling the...
It’s an adult world, and kids are just living in it. But this weekend, on the Paul V. Galvin stage at Arizona State University, six short stories will explore just how young people can and do claim...
The 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony will offer a bit of everything: epic films, indies with heart, female directors, black best actor nominees, a Pakistani-American screenwriter, Meryl Streep (...
A team made up of a student, a professor and a graduate from The Design School in ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts won the American Institute of Architects’ Phoenix Metro 2017...
Creating art is not a formal, quiet process, and viewing it in a museum should not be either. Miki Garcia, the new director of the ASU Art Museum , wants to pull back the curtain on the university’s...

Focus on Faculty

Jason Thompson, assistant professor in the School of Music, has been selected to speak at TEDxASU: Boundless in March. Thompson, who leads the ASU Gospel Choir in the School of Music, part of the...
Joanna Grabski, the director of the School of Art in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, recently participated in the 60th annual meeting of the African Studies Association. Grabski co...
Kimberly Marshall, the Patricia and Leonard Goldman Endowed Professor in Organ in the Arizona State University School of Music , is known worldwide for her compelling programs and presentations of...
Julie Codell, art history professor in the School of Art in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts , recently published an article in the interdisciplinary journal...
Corine Schleif, art history professor in the School of Art in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, was invited to visit the University of Texas at Austin to...
The harp, one of the oldest known instruments in the history of music, has existed in one form or another in every land since 3000 B.C. Evolving from simple strings to electro-acoustic technologies,...

Student news

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...
Taylor Hutchinson, a Doctor of Musical Arts student in music performance in Arizona State University's School of Music, spent summer 2017 as a collaborative pianist intern at the Franco-American...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for fall 2017 commencement. See more graduates here . Mayra Causor discovered her love of dance in high school, and after she earns her degree in...
Brianne Borden, DMA graduate student in music performance, has experienced firsthand the rigors of pursuing a career as a professional musician — from debilitating performance anxiety to repetitive...
Paula Wheeler and Trish Nhan capped off their last year as graduate students in The Design School by winning the 2017 Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Vectorworks announced this summer that Wheeler,...

Alumni news

Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Angela Brower, who is an alum of the School of Music in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, returns to ASU this week...
Ingrid V. Wells, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and art education from Arizona State University's School of Art in 2010, recently released an artist book and had a solo...
Lauren Scott, a graduate of Arizona State University's School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, is teaching students at the same place where she learned as a child....
Three alumni from the School of Music in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts were featured presenters at the quadrennial conference of the International Congress of Voice Teachers (...
Brandon Houghtalen, who earned a DMA with a concentration in conducting from the School of Music in 2012, has been selected to present a session at the 71st annual Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois...
Ryan Garrison, who received a DMA in choral conducting, was appointed to the artistic director post at the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. Garrison is the second artistic director in the...