School of Music, Dance and Theatre

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

School of Music, Dance and Theatre presents concerto, composition competition winners

Each year, the Arizona State University School of Music, Dance and Theatre holds concerto and composition competitions with the aim of providing its top performers and composers the rare and coveted opportunity to perform or have their work performed by a large ensemble. The winners are presented in a concert season beginning Dec. 1, with concert programs built around the winning selections.

Quadruple major graduates with plans of helping people with disabilities

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series of profiles of notable fall 2022 graduates.

As a fourth-generation Arizonan, Nathaniel Ross always knew he wanted to stay in the state for the long run. So in 2019, when he was one of 20 high school seniors from Arizona selected for the Flinn Scholarship, which is a full ride to any in-state university, it was the perfect opportunity to stay. 

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