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
I was asked recently what makes me feel proudest about the Hayes School of Music. I replied that it's our ability to live up to our values, as expressed in the HSoM values statement: "The Hayes School of Music fosters a caring,... Read more
In this week's announcements, I inadvertently left ASU Opera Scenes off the EVENTS listings. Please join Appalachian Opera Theatre students for "A Weekend in the High Country," Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12, at 8 pm, in Rosen Concert Hall... Read more
Many of us—students and faculty alike—from the Hayes School of Music are in Winston-Salem through tomorrow, participating in the annual conference of the North Carolina Music Educators Association. Watch next week's kudos for mention of... Read more