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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...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Sumana Mandala graduated with her Master of Fine Arts in dance this December, two decades after she...

The country’s reckoning with social justice this year has put a spotlight on America’s memorials. Who gets to be remembered forever, and who tells that story? Big monuments are expensive and...

It was the viral image of activist Allie Young leading a group of Navajo voters to an Arizona polling station on horseback that really drove it home for Diné poet Jake Skeets . “That to me is...

When film students at Arizona State University were unable to shoot their capstone projects because of the pandemic, the New American Film School reached out to Hollywood for help. About two dozen...

In an effort to provide fall 2020 graduates the best virtual ceremony innovation can create, a team of a dozen students from ASU’s Meteor Studio , in coordination with the XR at ASU initiative,...

During a year with little to no opportunities in the conducting field, Argentinean-born Arizona State University music alumna Michelle Di Russo has been awarded two esteemed conducting fellowships....

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Doctoral graduate Soyeon “Sally” Kang always understood that for a performance, practice makes perfect...

Astrid Morales Torres, Doctor of Musical Arts student in piano performance, showcased Mexican music in a livestreamed concert this fall as part of an international collaboration between Arizona State...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Accomplished students are frequently asked about their “aha moments,” when they discovered their path...

From the textbooks of ancient Greek physician Hippocrates to current research on the coronavirus pandemic, we know that human health is impacted by environmental factors. British artists Vicky Isley...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . Olufela Joda graduates this month with a master’s degree in architecture, but he has no plans to limit...

With a pop, the flash of a small round something makes a graceful arc against a starry sky. But it’s not the cork from a bottle of celebratory Champagne. Nor is it a baseball after a home run hit. It...

The School of Music, Dance and Theatre continues its season this weekend with a virtual production of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler.” Just back from an extended honeymoon, Hedda Gabler is confronted...

Winter break is a time to refresh and relax, and this year, instead of expanding your waistline, Arizona State University invites you to expand your mind. ASU is offering five weeks of free virtual...

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2020 graduates . During her time at Arizona State University, Rachel Hebert walked 500 miles across Colorado, climbed a...

Sarah Dolens-Moon, who recently graduated from Arizona State University's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, completed her MFA with a project that focused on drama engagement with...

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