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The Fall 2014 semester has come to a close.  Twenty-nine new graduates of the Hayes School of Music were among the 500 or so new alumni who were celebrated at Saturday afternoon's Commencement.      EVENTS   For complete listings of Spring 2015 performances, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video stream availability, please see the HSoM Calendar:  http://music.appstate.edu/calendar  and  http://music.appstate.edu/news-...
December begins with a 60-degree day, and we look toward the completion of classes, final concerts—including Friday's annual Holiday Scholarship Concert—and recitals, finals week and juries, and Commencement.  FACULTY AND STAFF BUSINESSOn Friday, December 12, during the ASU Board of Trustees meeting, the Trustees will discuss the current $200 million campaign and its effects on our programs.  The HSoM's Prof. Todd Wright will provide a perspective on behalf of colleagues and students...
This has been a sorrow-filled week in the Hayes School of Music, as we have lost two members of our community.  First-year student Jeremy Sprinkle died Thursday, November 13.  Funeral services were held over the weekend in Kernersville, NC, and included a performance by an HSoM student brass quintet.  (An obituary is on the following URL:  http://www.journalnow.com/obituaries/sprinkle-jeremy/article_6c5dfb0b-ca... Former HSoM faculty member Linda Jackson died Friday,...
Many Hayes School of Music faculty members and students are in Winston-Salem for the annual conference of the North Carolina Music Educators Association.  Today, we celebrated as professor emeritus and former director of bands Dr. William Gora was inducted into the NCMEA Hall of Fame.      EVENTS   For complete listings, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video stream availability, please see the HSoM Calendar:  http://music....
For anyone reading this below 3333 feet, winter arrived here in Boone this past weekend, but today had blue skies and more autumn-like temperatures.  Meanwhile, the performance calendar is full for the remaining weeks of the semester, including ensembles, solo recitals, ASU Opera, and the Holiday Scholarship Concert (December 5), among other events.     EVENTS   For complete listings, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video stream...
As fall weather continues, with flurries in the upcoming weekend forecast, many Music Education and Music Industry Studies students are in Nashville for the NAfME regional conference and meetings with music industry professionals.  Also here in Music City are ASU's new chancellor Dr, Sheri Everts and members of the HSoM Advisory Board and administration, who will gather this evening for an area-wide alumni reception.    EVENTS   For complete listings, including...
Please note that earlier I misstated performance information for the Appalachian Youth Chorale.  Their performance is Tuesday evening at 6 pm, in Rosen, not Monday night.   (The announcements have been edited with the correct information.)With apologies for any confusion, and with best wishes on this foggy afternoon,  Bill
In these last days before ASU's Fall Break, we celebrate music making for all ages.  First, Tuesday evening marks the debut performance by the Hayes School's Community Music School ensemble, the Appalachian Youth Chorale.  Thirty elementary-middle school age singers from Watauga County and environs will light up the Rosen stage.  Then, later Tuesday evening, legendary saxophonist Phil Woods performs in the Schaefer Center with the HSoM's Jazz Ensemble I and our jazz faculty....
As fall colors near their peak, we look forward to tomorrow's concert of the North Carolina Symphony, which will conclude with the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra joining the NCS in a side-by-side performance of Wagner's Prelude to Die Meistersinger.   Student rush tickets will be available for $5, starting at 3 pm Tuesday afternoon.  EVENTS   For complete listings, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video stream availability, please see the...
Each day brings more color to the High Country as we approach mid-semester.  If you're down the mountain, come on up in the next weeks to see autumn's splendor and catch one of our many concerts!  Or if travel is not possible, most of our events are streamed live:  http://music.appstate.edu/news-events/live-streams    EVENTS   For complete listings, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video stream availability, please see the...
On Tuesday, October 7 at 8 pm, Appalachian's Office of Arts and Cultural Programs and the Hayes School of Music will present the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts.  The NC Symphony will perform works by Mozart (including the Jupiter Symphony), Glinka, Delibes, and Brahms, and the concert will conclude with the ASO joining the NCS for a side-by-side performance of Wagner's Prelude to Die Miestersinger. Tickets...
The autumnal equinox is now in the past.  Newly flaming leaves appear daily on the mountainsides.  Our first frost is still weeks away, we hope, but the crickets have quieted, and the undergrowth is already less dense.  Meanwhile, brilliant music making continues and increases as we make our way through the semester.EVENTS   For complete listings, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video stream availability, please see the HSoM Calendar:...
The fifth week of classes includes the last days of summer.  We can see color begin on Howard's Knob, and the days are starting to feel just a bit shorter.  Music making continues actively throughout the building, as we make our way toward the middle of the semester.EVENTS   For complete listings, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video stream availability, please see the HSoM Calendar:  http://music.appstate.edu/calendarHSoM faculty...
We're well underway, with faculty and guest artist recitals on upcoming evenings, travel by faculty and student ensembles beginning to occur, and classroom activities in full swing.   EVENTS   For complete listings, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video stream availability, please see the HSoM Calendar:  http://music.appstate.edu/calendarThe HSoM's annual "Evening of Encores" occurs Tuesday, September 9, at 8 pm, in Rosen.Guest performers...
The three-day Labor Day weekend gave everyone a chance to breathe a bit before we dive in fully to the fall semester. EVENTS   For complete listings, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video stream availability, please see the HSoM Calendar:  http://music.appstate.edu/calendarUniversity Convocation occurs Thursday, September 4, at 10 am, in the Holmes Convocation Center.  HSoM professor of flute Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham performs in recital on...


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