Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Art inspired by an asteroid

Arizona State University sophomore Alyssa Armstrong considers herself lucky to have discovered the School of Arts, Media and Engineering Fabrication Lab while she was only a freshman.

“Fascinated by the programming tools” made available by the so-called Fab Lab, the mechanical engineering major and studio art minor jumped at the chance to begin working there, quickly becoming familiar with processes like 3D printing and laser cutting.

ASU musicians showcase creativity in electronic music

With a few flicks of his wrists, Tony Obr manipulated his modular synthesizer to produce an array of musical tones that ranged from a car door chime to a lawnmower roar.

An assistant teaching professor in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University, Obr was part of a two-day “Celebration of Electronic Music” at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix on Saturday and Sunday that showcased several people in the ASU community.

ASU musicology professor receives Society for Ethnomusicology award for book on jazz music, popular dance

Christi Jay Wells, associate professor of musicology in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, was awarded the 2022 Kealiinohomoku Award by the Society for Ethnomusicology for their monograph “Between Beats: The Jazz Tradition and Black Vernacular Dance.” Wells was presented with the award at the American Musicological Society, Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) and Society for Music Theory joint annual meeting in Ne