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Wrapping up the School of Music, Dance and Theatre’s 2020-2021 virtual performance season for dance is SpringDanceFest, and the lineup is set to move audiences beyond just the physical. The concert...
Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable spring 2021 graduates . Dave Osmundsen graduates this spring with an MFA in dramatic writing, and he is already making a name...
The School of Music, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has announced four winners in the 2021 Concerto Competition. The school holds the competition each year for...
The ASU Graduate College has announced the awardees of the fifth annual Graduate College Knowledge Mobilization Awards. The daylong virtual event featured four graduate student and postdoctoral...
It was deep into 2020 when John Featherstone had a realization that stopped him in his tracks — there were students whose last year of college had been upended by the pandemic and who were soon...
Twenty-three music and dance faculty, students and alumni in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre are featured performers at the international Walled City Music Festival...
The Sidney Poitier New American Film School became its own entity in fall 2020. With a new name, expanding faculty and new facilities around the corner, other new possibilities have emerged and...
Ted Hope, the former co-head at Amazon Movies, will join Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management as the marquee professor of practice in the new Master of Arts in Global...
Specialization has long been one of the primary allures of a college education. A student can concentrate on a singular area of study to acquire sufficient training to land a good job and get on the...
In a year when performing artists’ careers are at a standstill, Ji Yeon Kim , who goes by Jiji, is finding ways to keep her creativity alive and her music moving forward into the future. An assistant...
The ASU Interplanetary Initiative has announced their partnership with Slate on a new podcast — " Mission: Interplanetary ." "Mission: Interplanetary" is a weekly podcast hosted...
The Local spring series will feature artists from the community as they perform live on the ASU Gammage stage. Viewers will have the chance to tune into two remaining performances for the season. On...
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...
More than a year ago, two Arizona State University students discovered that they not only shared a passion for musical theater, they also clicked as a creative team. Over 14 months and one pandemic,...
The ASU Alumni Association Founders’ Day awards program honors the pioneering spirit of the institution’s founders and celebrates the innovations of alumni, faculty members and supporters of one of...
Arizona State University’s commitment to the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves is embedded in its charter. As part of that commitment, ASU President Michael...
Two undergraduates and one graduate student in the ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre received first place awards in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Southwest Division competition...
Earlier this month, Stormy Nesbit posted the ultimate series of selfies on Instagram: She was at the Quarter shopping plaza in Scottsdale, inside the Forever 21 store wearing a sweatshirt that she...
When Arizona State University’s film school was named after the legendary actor Sidney Poitier last month , it represented not only a commitment to diversity and inclusion, but also a duty to Poitier...
Double bass player Nathaniel De la Cruz recently won first place in the 2020 Talent Show of the Charleston International Music Competition and the grand prize in the Art Festival Bass Strings...
Hacking is usually something federal defense agencies are working to prevent. But in one Arizona State University course, it’s one of the methods being used to bring multidisciplinary innovation and...
When it comes to artistic endeavors, whether they be music, painting, dancing, writing or something else, many people give up before they get the chance to really try. This is not the case for...
Almost a year off the stage and behind monitor screens, the theater program in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre continues to find new ways to produce and share their...
Cycling '74, the company behind the visual programming language that ASU digital culture students use, has endorsed alum Andrew Robinson as a certified trainer. Robinson, who earned both a...
When ASU Assistant Professor of design Danielle Foushee was being treated for cancer at a hospital in Seattle, it was the art pieces positioned in various foyers and elevator banks – not the typical...
A graduate student at Arizona State University has teamed up with airmen from Luke Air Force Base to develop a 3D augmented reality system that could revolutionize the way U.S. Air Force pilots train...
Arizona State University has renamed its film school after Hollywood icon Sidney Poitier, the first Black man to win the Academy Award for best actor. The move signifies the university’s commitment...
What was the first robot you ever encountered? (Or maybe who is more apt, if less technically accurate – more on that later.) If you’re a boomer, it might have been the Jetsons' helpful if...
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...
The New American Film School at Arizona State University welcomes Reina Higashitani , an assistant professor who hopes to support students and their passions. Higashitani, a descendant of many...
One of the newer professors in The New American Film School, Peter Murrieta brings many years of experience to teaching film. His journey began in comedy and includes stints writing for notable...
The 2020–21 performance season has been anything but normal for ASU’s orchestras and wind bands in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre, but in transitioning to virtual high-tech learning...
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...
Ruth Jones has found her forever home. It’s 20 stories tall, sits at the edge of the ASU Tempe campus and offers spectacular views of the Valley. “My forever home had to be someplace, and this is it...
A play is more than what you see on stage. It’s casting and rehearsals, staging and building sets. It’s developing and learning choreography. It’s figuring out the lighting and any multimedia...
Kaden Hildreth just graduated from Arizona State University, earning a degree in digital culture with a concentration in film, and has already landed their dream job working at Achievement Hunter as...

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