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, devoting their musical and professional expertise, as well as their time and energy, to the transformational experience that we provide for our learners at Appalachian State University. The 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 as we transform our students' passion for music into a profession for their lifetime. 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

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