Welcome from Dean James Douthit

James DouthitWelcome to the website for the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University, a community of musicians, scholars, and practitioners that provides exceptional opportunities for undergraduate and graduate programs in music. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of every student, transforming their passion for music into a profession for a lifetime. These web pages will offer information and details on many of the aspects of our programs; however, we hope that you will also take the opportunity to visit our campus in the High Country, so that you can observe the community of musicians that makes the Hayes School of Music a tremendous place to learn and grow. Please see our calendar of events and join us for one or more of the performances or activities presented on our beautiful campus.

Dr. James Douthit, Dean
Hayes School of Music