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Appalachian Opera Theater to Perform Vocal Works by Black Composers
Apr 15, 2021

Appalachian Opera Theater to Perform Vocal Works by Black Composersby Lisl Doughton - April 15, 2021The Appalachian Opera Theater, directed by Dr. Dr....

Photo of Dr. Hiu-Wah Au by Kara Haselton

Hayes School of Music honors female composers
Mar 22, 2021

By Sabrina Hess for The Appalachian - March 19, 2021The Hayes School of Music hosted its annual Women Composers Concert Tuesday, featuring the musical...

Renowned drummer Shirazette Tinnin ’02 shares the rhythm of her life
Feb 18, 2021

Life experiences have shaped the musical career notes of Appalachian State University alumna Shirazette Tinnin ’02, a Grammy-nominated drummer and b...

Mountaineer alumnus leaves Music City to train the autism community in trade careers
Feb 18, 2021

BOONE, N.C. — Grammy winner Danny Combs ’03 had a successful music career as a songwriter, performer, guitar instructor and educational author —...

Hayes School of Music Nominates Hannah Koch for Appalachian Student Teacher of the Year Award
Feb 8, 2021

Hayes School of Music Nominates Hannah Koch for Appalachian Student Teacher of the Year Awardby Lisl Doughton - Feb. 8, 2021The Hayes School of Music ...

HSoM and the English Department Celebrate Black History Month 2021

HSoM and the English Department Celebrate Black History Month 2021
Feb 3, 2021

In 1976, during the presidency of Gerald Ford, America officially designated the month of February as "Black History Month." ...

Dr. Shawn Roberts

Let's Play Drums: Community Music School brings the rhythm to Watauga County
Feb 1, 2021

BOONE – From the timeless drum cadences of Africa to the tempos of the Middle East, a new online class offered by the Community Music School will so...

App State’s Community Music School Continues to Make Musical Arts Accessible for All Ages; Spring Group Classes Registration Open Until Feb. 5
Feb 1, 2021

By Harley NefeThe Community Music School at Appalachian State University is a nonprofit organization that proudly serves Boone and the surrounding com...

Nancy Schaffel, right, and Neil Schaffel in Rosen Concert Hall on Appalachian State University’s campus. Photo by Marie Freeman

Schaffels commit to $1 million matching gift for An Appalachian Summer Festival
Jan 29, 2021

BOONE, N.C. — With hopes of inspiring others’ philanthropy, Nancy and Neil Schaffel and the Murar Foundation have made a $1 million matching gift ...

Hayes School of Music senior Samantha Latino to perform in Fall Commencement Ceremony
Dec 8, 2020

https://today.appstate.edu/2020/12/07/commencement...