Margaret Schmidt, professor of music learning and teaching in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre, was recently named the Music Educator of the Year by the Arizona Music Educators Association (AMEA). Schmidt was presented the award at the 2022 Conference, “Going Back to Our Future.”
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This spring, Arizona State University Theatre will present the first fully produced version of a work by playwright Matthew Paul Olmos, a three-time Sundance Institute Fellowship/Residency recipient. Olmos' work was recently named to the short list for the Yale Drama Series Prize for emerging playwrights.
ASU music professors present 'Liszt and his Influence' at Arizona chapter of the American Liszt Society festival
The American Liszt Society, AZ Chapter Festival will be held at Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre on Feb. 27.
Inside Arizona State University’s new high-rise building in downtown Phoenix sits the crown jewel of the Popular Music Program — a 9-foot, limited-edition John Lennon “Imagine” grand piano.
The spectacular instrument, signed by Yoko Ono, has an incredible history. The latest chapter in its story is its donation to ASU by alumna Jeanne Blanchet, an author and musician.
Crestcencia Ortiz-Barnett knew she wanted to do something for Black History Month, but she wasn’t sure what.
Then, the Arizona State University Master of Fine Arts in theatre (directing) student read “NEAT,” a play written by Tony Award-nominee Charlayne Woodard, and knew she wanted to direct it.
“I could not get it out of my head,” she said. “It’s very powerful.”
From theatrical comedy to monodrama and performance art, Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre will present three thought-provoking works by an artist who uses music to engage communities and effect social change.
Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali and Maya Angelou are among the notables frequently mentioned in conversations related to Black History Month — and rightfully so.
But what do we know about other Black change-makers; the many who have gone uncited in history books — the female orators and journalists, the astrophysicists and meteorologists, the music therapists and composers?
Graduate dance students in Arizona State University's School of Music, Dance and Theatre will present eight pieces of original choreography showcasing a wide range of movement forms in the Dance Graduate Project Presentations concert, including Chinese folk dance, Bulgarian folk dance, Indian classical dance, hip-hop, contemporary modern dance and mixed genres.
It’s Shakespeare as you probably haven’t heard him before: en español.
The ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre is presenting “La Comedia of Errors” at the Paul V. Galvin Playhouse from Feb. 18 through Feb. 27. The production is a bilingual adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” written by Lydia Garcia and Bill Rauch.
Each year, Arizona State University dance BFA seniors choreograph, design and present a program of original work that highlights the learning they have done during their time in the School of Music, Dance and Theatre. There are specific requirements, but students are also given a great deal of latitude to explore their visions as artists.