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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...
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...
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...
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...

Focus on Faculty

Guitarist Jiyeon “Jiji” Kim , assistant professor in the ASU School of Music, performed the world premiere of the first guitar concerto featuring both solo electric and classical guitar at Carnegie...
Jere Humphreys, professor of music education in Arizona State University's School of Music, received a Spirit of Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater...
Julie Codell, an art history professor in the School of Art in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, is currently researching the art market through data science....
The Architectural League of New York recently published a report on the work of Brazilian architect Affonso Eduardo Reid by Bryan Maddock, an instructor in The Design School at Arizona State...
Dennita Sewell, curator of fashion design at Phoenix Art Museum and professor of practice in the School of Art’s fashion program in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the...
The Sundance Film Festival announced its selection of films for 2019, and one of the feature films includes a screenwriting credit for Greg Bernstein, associate professor in the School of Film, Dance...

Student news

Benjamin Cortez, a sophomore undergraduate student in the Arizona State University School of Music jazz studies program, recently debuted and produced a CD of original material, titled “In Your Hands...
Larry Madrigal, a graduate student in the School of Art in Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, was shortlisted for the XL Catlin Art Prize traveling exhibition ....
Nicole Curry, a graduate dance student in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre, recently won a video contest for the International Association for the Study of the Commons. As part of its virtual...
Danica Rosengren, a third-year MFA student studying theatre for youth in the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre, was named the International Performing Arts for Youth’s 2019 Colleen Porter...
Alexander Meszler, a doctoral student in the Arizona State University School of Music, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to France from the U.S. Department of State and the J....
Editor’s note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2018 commencement . During the first year of Melanie Brooks’ graduate work as a doctoral student in wind conducting in ASU’s School of...

Alumni news

Two Arizona State University School of Music alumni have been selected to participate in the Sphinx Organization’s national arts leadership and artistic development programs dedicated to transforming...
Arizona State University School of Music alumnus Joshua Hill is the recipient of the 2018 Canadian Screen Award for best original song for his work on the 2017 animated feature film “ The Breadwinner...
Carolyn Rose Rynex, Arizona State University School of Music alumna, was awarded the prestigious 2017 Julius Herford Dissertation Prize from the American Choral Directors Association for her doctoral...
David Earll, Arizona State University School of Music alumnus, has been appointed assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at the Ithaca College School of Music in New York, beginning fall 2018....
Shu Liu, an alumna of Arizona State University’s School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, was awarded first prize at the 2018 Hong Kong International Violin Competition....
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...

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Partnering with artist James Turrell on Roden Crater–Herberger Institute highlights from January 2019Only one month into 2019 and so much is already happening at the Herberger Institute for Design...
by Anna Dong, founder of Generation CreativeI have always loved being creative. To this day, I can remember being in pre-school and feeling as though the possibilities were endless when I was doing...
Art and immigration, art and science, art and justice — Herberger Institute highlights from December 2018As 2018 draws to a close, here’s a taste of what’s been happening at the Herberger Institute...
by Sam Shugert, MA in Creative Enterprise and Cultural LeadershipI graduated this week with my Master of Arts in Creative Enterprise and Cultural Leadership, an interdisciplinary program within...
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