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Johnny Brown, captain of operations for Appalachian State University's Appalachian Police Department, carries the university mace during one of App State's 13 in-person Spring 2021 Commencement ceremonies, held May 7–12 in Holmes Convocation Center on App State’s campus. Photo by Marie Freeman

App State celebrates more than 3,600 Class of 2021 graduates
May 18, 2021

BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University’s black and gold pride was on full display during its Spring 2021 Commencement. For the first time sinc...

Composition Competition Winners

Orchestra Chamber Ensembles Premiere Music by Composition Competition Winners
Apr 27, 2021

Orchestra Chamber Ensembles Premiere Music by Composition Competition WinnersBy Lisl Doughton with Dr. Mélisse Brunet - April 26, 2021The Appalachian...

Steely Pan Steel Band

Steely Pan Steel Band Explores the Groove of Steel Pan with Student Compositions
Apr 19, 2021

Steely Pan Steel Band Explores the Groove of Steel Pan with Student CompositionsBy Dr. Diana Loomer and Lisl Doughton - April 19, 2021In their concert...

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Split Rail Records Highlights Local Artists in Split Fest 21
Apr 19, 2021

Split Rail Records Highlights Local Artists in Split Fest ‘21By Lisl Doughton - April 19, 2021Split Rail Records, the student-run record label at Ap...

Members of the Appalachian Guitar Orchestra play onstage (pre-COVID photo).

Appalachian Guitar Orchestra Presents Virtual Concert on April 22
Apr 19, 2021

Appalachian Guitar Orchestra Presents Virtual Concert on April 22By Lisl Doughton - April 19, 2021The Appalachian Guitar Orchestra at the Hayes School...

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. Gen...

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 ...