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A new month begins, and we realize the semester is flying quickly. This week's highlights include our annual Faculty Potpourri, a concert featuring solo and chamber performances by HSoM faculty (Tuesday night at 8 pm in Rosen).  EVENTS   For complete listings of 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-...
Comparatively speaking, the Boone area avoided the worst (or best, depending on your point of view) of the blizzard, though the University closed operations Thursday evening through all day Sunday. But we've dug out, and our activities and events are back on schedule, at least until the elements provide a next round of environmental entertainment. Nothing is forecast, so we'll keep our fingers crossed. EVENTS   For complete listings of performances, including student degree...
We're back after the MLK Holiday weekend, now waiting to see if this week brings a lot of rain or "a blizzard for the ages."  EVENTS   For complete listings of 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-events/live-streamsGuest artist organist Bill Greene performs in recital on Tuesday, January 19, at 8 pm...
We're back after a lengthy break that passed unbelievably quickly. Classes, lessons, and rehearsals have begun, and winter has arrived, at least its temperatures.  EVENTS   For complete listings of 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-events/live-streamsSaturday, January 16, is the HSoM's second...
Finals Week has begun, and we'll celebrate our December graduates' accomplishments with Commencement ceremonies this Saturday. Then, the University enjoys four weeks of quieter time until classes resume on Monday, January 11.   EVENTS   For complete listings of 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-...
Just three more days separate us from the end of classes for Fall 2015. We'll look forward to our final three concerts of the semester, and then, following Finals Week, we'll celebrate with our December graduates. (See Events and Looking Ahead below.)  EVENTS   For complete listings of 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....
Greetings from St. Louis, where I'm attending the annual conference of our accrediting body, the National Association of Schools of Music. This is a three-day work week, with classes scheduled through Tuesday and offices open through Wednesday.  We'll enjoy the four-day Thanksgiving holiday, and then return for a four-day class week and Reading Day.  EVENTS   For complete listings of performances, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video...
Last Monday's performance by four of our ensembles—Jazz Ensemble I, University Singers, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble—at the NCMEA conference was hugely successful. (See Kudos below.) The logistics worked beautifully, the ensembles performed brilliantly, and the reception afterwards gave everyone a chance to celebrate.   Stay tuned for likely audio files to be linked on our website!   EVENTS   For complete listings of performances, including student degree...
This week's announcements are relatively brief, due to our participation at the NCMEA conference in Winston-Salem.  (See Events below.)  Next week, I'll provide detail about that event, which will involve approximately 200 HSoM students in performance. EVENTS   For complete listings of performances, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video stream availability, please see the HSoM Calendar:  http://music.appstate.edu/calendar and ...
Our busy performance calendar continues, as we look ahead to next week's annual conference of the North Carolina Music Educators Association, featuring a showcase concert by four HSoM ensembles.  (See Events and On the Road for details.) 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://...
A quick look at our upcoming performance calendar demonstrates that we're "all in" for the semester.  Please join us for upcoming concerts and recitals by students, faculty, and guest artists. 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-events/live-...
These are the most glorious days of the High County autumn.  We'll take a breather during the University's upcoming fall break.   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-events/live-streamsHSoM woodwind and string faculty members perform "An Evening...
We'll dry out this week after record rainfall in the High Country over the past 12 days. We look to our loved ones, friends, and colleagues in South Carolina and other areas of the southeast who experienced far worst, and we send best wishes for quick recovery and opportunities for next great accomplishments. Meanwhile, we enjoy the gorgeous fall weather now upon us as we move toward next week's fall break.   EVENTS   For complete listings of Spring 2015 performances,...
We're enjoying rainforest weather this week, giving us good opportunities to be in Rosen Concert hall for performances, including a guest recital by organist Keith Weber (including collaboration with HSoM faculty members.  The University celebrates Homecoming this weekend, featuring a program that recognizes Appalachian's fifty years of integration.   EVENTS   For complete listings of Spring 2015 performances, including student degree recitals and details about live...
We'll see fall begin on Wednesday, and the season's color is already obvious. Main events for the week include a performance by guest saxophone and percussion duo Bent Frequency, our Fall Open House for prospective students, and the return of Ms. Cornelia Laemmli Orth to the Rosen podium as she conducts next Sunday's concert by the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra.   EVENTS   For complete listings of Spring 2015 performances, including student degree recitals and...


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