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HSOM Presents National Hispanic Heritage Month Concerts
Oct 15, 2021

The Hayes School of Music is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, which traditionally celebrates the history and culture of Hispanic and...

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Young voices harmonize amid COVID-19 during grant-supported Appalachian Youth Chorale
Jun 15, 2021

Edited by Jessica StumpPosted June 11, 2021 at 9:29 a.m. BOONE, N.C. — A chorus of young voices rose amid the noise of the pandemic, with ...

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Nathan Hartman Recognized as the Appalachian State University Student Teacher of the Year
May 30, 2021

Nathan Hartman was named the Appalachian State University Student Teacher of the Year for the 2020-2021 academic year in the Reich College of Educatio...

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...

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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...

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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...