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Classes have ended for the semester, we're midway through Finals Week, and Commencement ceremonies occur on Friday and Saturday.   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-streamsFriday-Thursday, May 6-12, is Final Exam Week.The Hayes School of Music Advisory...
This week brings the last days of the semester, Reading Day, and the start of Final Exams. 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-streamsAppalachian Chorale performs Tuesday, May 3, at 8 pm, in Rosen.Cornocopia occurs Wednesday, May 4, at 8 pm, in Rosen....
April continues, but upcoming events now include activities of the semester's end. Our final concerts for the academic year occur in these next ten days. 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-streamsConcert Band performs Monday, April 25, at 8 pm, in Rosen....
Outside it seems we're already into summer. But these remaining weeks of the spring semester are full of events that champion the music making of our students and faculty.  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-streamsPercussion Ensemble performs Tuesday,...
Greetings from Seattle (my birthplace), where I'm serving as an accreditation evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Music at Seattle Pacific University. After celebrating my father's 92nd birthday with him in Bremerton, WA, I'll look forward to coming home to Boone. Many year-end HSoM events are scheduled in these next weeks, including concerts, celebrations of student and faculty success, and, of course, Commencement. EVENTS   For complete listings of performances...
April, the "cruelest month," is showing its colors. As our calendar reveals its most active days for concerts and other activities, our mountain weather swings from summer-like days to bone chilling winter complete with snow, all in this single week.   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://...
With a characteristically chilly day, Spring has officially begun. The University is closed next Monday and Tuesday, and then we'll resume activities for the last five weeks of the semester. 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 ensemble the...
We're back from Spring Break, and Rosen Concert Hall has been converted to serve as our opera theater for The Bartered Bride, our spring opera production with performances on March 31-April 3 (see Looking Ahead below). Four rows of seats have been removed to accommodate the orchestra, and a unit set is onstage, creating a contemporary small town setting for the production.    EVENTS   For complete listings of performances, including student degree recitals and...
It's Leap Day, quite an interesting anomaly in our calendar, though it mainly affects those with birthdays. One colleague here in the HSoM just celebrated a 16th "real" birthday! We're in our last week of classes before Spring Break, with concerts scheduled through Wednesday night (see Events).  EVENTS   For complete listings of performances, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video stream availability, please see the HSoM Calendar:  http://...
February brings many opportunities to champion young and aspiring musicians. This past weekend, we welcomed middle school and high school students and their directors to the NW District Band festival, and this next weekend, the Western Region Orchestra festival and Hayes Young Artist Competition occur here on campus.  EVENTS   For complete listings of performances, including student degree recitals and details about live audio/video stream availability, please see the HSoM...
Today was a snow and ice day at Appalachian, with all classes canceled and the University on "Condition 1" status for inclement weather. Typical of mountain weather, we'll be in the 50s on Saturday.This week, we celebrate the achievements of alumnus Phillip Riggs, '88, Director of Bands at the NC School of Science and Mathematics, who last week was named the recipient of the GRAMMY Foundation 2016 Music Educator Award. He was chosen from over 4,000 nominations nationwide.  http://www....
The opposites of a Boone winter are obvious this month as temperatures change from nearly 60 degrees last week to a predicted high of 17 (F) on the day after tomorrow. In spite of the cold, great music making continues in the Broyhill Music Center as HSoM ensembles gear up for first performances of the semester. FACULTY AND STAFF BUSINESS*Recordings of the November HSoM ensembles performances at NCMEA in Winston-Salem are now available on a SoundCloud site: https://soundcloud.com/hsom...
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...


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