We're back after ASU's Spring Break, ready for the last six weeks of the semester. We'll enjoy numerous concerts, symposia, our annual opera production, the conclusion of this year's faculty searches, Guitar Fest, and many opportunities to... Read more
This back-and-forth season (nearly 70 degrees last Wednesday, snow Friday morning) leads us to Appalachian's Spring Break. First we'll enjoy two highlight concerts—the annual Women Composers Concert on Monday, and guest jazz artist Miguel... Read more
This week, as March begins, we also welcome guest artist percussion ensemble Percuba from El Instituto Superior de las Artes in Havana, Cuba. The ensemble will perform Saturday, March 4, at 8 pm, in Rosen. These artists will also conduct... Read more
By way of celebrating Black History Month, I offer the following excerpts from Frederick Douglass's address of September 3, 1894, given in Manassas, Virginia:
Education…means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting... Read more
It is February, but yesterday's temperatures felt like May. The thermometer dropped again today, and the wind has been fierce. So clearly, this is a typically unpredictable Boone winter. Meanwhile, we're enjoying many great performances by faculty... Read more
Greetings from the Hayes School of Music as February begins. We'll enjoy our fourth audition Saturday this coming weekend.
EVENTS For complete listings of performances, including student degree recitals and details about live... Read more
This third week of classes began with a weather delay, due to snow and high wind, but regular operations resumed at noon, and we're now enjoying a beautiful sunny afternoon—there's nothing that compares to mountain weather!
FACULTY AND... Read more
After a four-day first week of classes, we settle in for the semester. The next weeks prior to Spring Break bring us three more audition days for identifying the incoming fall 2017 class.
EVENTS For complete... Read more
Spring 2017 begins here at Appalachian, and the Broyhill Music Center is once again filled with brilliant music making. We look forward to this Saturday's auditions for the incoming fall 2017 class.
EVENTS For complete listings... Read more
This coming Saturday, we will celebrate the accomplishments of approximately thirty HSoM undergraduates and master's degree candidates who will receive their diplomas at the December Commencement ceremony. Then, the HSoM and much of the... Read more
We're in our last three class days of the semester. Final performances include the Appalachian Chorale on Tuesday, Gospel Choir on Wednesday, and our annual Holiday Scholarship Concert on Saturday. Also on Saturday, we'll begin the year's process... Read more
This week brings just two class days before students and faculty take a break for Thanksgiving, and the University will be closed Thursday-Sunday, November 24-27. Then we enjoy the semester's last class days, and we look forward to our annual... Read more