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Among a sea of aspiring actors dressed in black and lined up at an open call audition, Tregoney Shepherd wore a bright red miniskirt. Whether the skirt helped or hurt her chances, she’s unsure — but...
Roden Crater, a large-scale art installation of light and perception in northern Arizona, is seen by only a few hundred people every year. This past year, 60 Arizona State University students were...
Each spring, high school students across the U.S. declare their college decisions, a first major step in carving their future path, and it deserves celebration. On May 1, Michelle Obama’s Reach...
The 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music went to the composer of “p r i s m” — an opera that had its first developmental workshop at the Arizona State University School of Music and was commissioned and...
The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has announced five winners in the 2019 Concerto Competition. Eleven students performed as finalists in...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . Erick Fowler made a big decision when he chose to go to college 1,000 miles away from his hometown in Tulsa,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . When artist Edgar Fernandez transferred to Arizona State University, he was looking for new inspiration. “I...
Among the uninitiated, Phoenix might conjure less-than-savory thoughts of suburban sprawl, ecological challenges or a dearth of history. But the truth is every place has its own unique stories to...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . At 19 years old, Krystina Owens started her own production studio while attending Arizona State University. Now the...
Arizona State University School of Music education, performance and therapy areas recently joined forces with community partners Kyrene Aprende Middle School and Sunrise Senior Living Community to...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . Maedeh Moayyednia’s journey as a refugee inspired her to become a storyteller through the art of film. Moayyednia,...
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2019 commencement . Although he is a theater major in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts , senior Fargo Tbakhi found a home...
It used to be that people would dress up once a year at Halloween, but the world of cosplay has opened new opportunities for people to create intricate, elaborate costumes to wear year-round. Arizona...
The United States and the Soviet Union clashed on many fronts during the Cold War, and music was one of them. An Arizona State University professor who’s an expert on the music of that time period...
The Arizona State University School of Film, Dance and Theatre is holding a monthlong celebration of dance this April consisting of three events: Latin Sol, SpringDanceFest and Come AZ You Are. Guest...
Arizona State University School of Music doctoral students and alumni won all three top prizes at the renowned 2019 Hong Kong International Chamber Music Competition . The Laniakea String Quartet won...
More than 3,000 people packed the grass at Sun Devil Stadium on Friday as part of ASU 365 Community Union ’s Movies on the Field. The screening of "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"...
“I have had the opportunity to participate in many different projects and activities at ASU, all of which were fantastic for my growth. However, this project feels more meaningful than almost any...
Arizona State University's Emerge, a festival of futures , interweaves art, science and technology to explore the future in evocative ways. Emerge will showcase the many twists along the road to...
The Arizona State University School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has announced a new online gig referral system designed to connect community members who are seeking...
Three music composition students in the School of Music in Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts are the honored recipients of the inaugural Mykytyn...
In 1988, a spaceship crash landed in a school playground in London. Tim Webb, an internationally renowned theater artist, was behind the crash — it was the setting for a multi-sensory, interactive...
The directors of Oscar-winning film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” recorded a video interview exclusively for ASU 365 Community Union’s free screening of the movie at Sun Devil Stadium on Friday...
The sounds of saws, drills and hammers fill a spacious workspace inside The Design School of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. It is Feb...
In 2002, “The Pianist” took home an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. It told the story of Jewish composer Władysław Szpilman and the music that helped carry him through the atrocities he witnessed...
Faculty from the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, a transdisciplinary unit at Arizona State University formed between the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the Ira A. Fulton...
The revolution will not be televised, but it might very well be sold. Arizona State University digital culture major Sekou Jackson points out the broken TV he painted on a bulletproof vest, a piece...
Editor's note: This story is part of an ASU Now series celebrating the centennial of the Grand Canyon National Park. “For each man sees himself in the Grand Canyon.” — poet Carl Sandburg. Feb....
More than 300 college band directors from across the country will gather at Arizona State University this week to talk about music, technology and research and to hear some of the best university...
Researchers from around the world will visit Arizona State University this March to explore cutting-edge research on tangible interactive systems, human-centered design and media art at the ACM...
Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is seeking seven individuals with field experience exploring arts, culture and design-based collaborations in the work of...
Dontá McGilvery has devoted his life to finding people who live at the margins of society and giving them a voice through theater. “Performance has the power to transform,” he tells his class. And he...
Michelle Memran met playwright Maria Irene Fornes two decades ago. The plan was to interview Fornes, who has been called the greatest and least-known dramatist of our time, for an article on the...
Arizona State University School of Music Professor Sabine Feisst ’s latest book is considered a major contribution of new scholarship on the life and music of Arnold Schoenberg, one of the most...
Arizona State University’s new location in downtown Mesa will train students in the transdisciplinary digital expertise that technology companies are now demanding, according to ASU President Michael...
The ninth Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition was held Jan. 13–20 at the Arizona State University School of Music. Dmytro Choni, Catherine Huang and Ruisi Lao took first...

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