Performances

Performance Calendar and Live-stream

Welcome to the Hayes School of Music's Performances page! On this page you can plan a visit for an upcoming concert or watch most concerts live on video. Concert videos are only available to watch live as they are happening, so mark your calendar for the following events! The live-streamed video will appear a few minutes before the recital begins. While you are waiting for your scheduled program to begin, you may see some highlights from previous performances or interviews with Hayes School of Music professors. 

Scroll down to find our performance calendar with more details about upcoming concerts. 

All performances are free admission unless specified below. Most concerts will be live-streamed (any exceptions will say "not live-streamed" in their listing below). Concert information programs can be found on this page or in a monthly view in our Performance Calendar below. 

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Performance Calendar

Upcoming Performances

Jazz Ensemble II
Thursday, February 22⋅8:00 – 9:30pm - Rosen Concert Hall

Klezmer Music Seminar
Friday, February 23, 1:00pm - Rosen Concert Hall - Please note App State’s visitor parking information.
The Hayes School of Music and the Temple of the High Country present a Klezmer Seminar on February 23! Free and open to both students and community members, the hour-long seminar will feature a spread of upbeat musical selections interspersed with talks about the historical, cultural, and musical influences of the Ashkenazi Jewish folk music known as klezmer. The quartet consists of bandleader and vocalist Rabbi Alty Weinreb of the Temple of the High Country, pianist Tyler Dellaperute of the Hayes School of Music, local percussionist Jonathan Priest, and local violinist Meade Richter.

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra: Transformation
Friday, February 23⋅8:00 – 9:30pm - The Schaefer Center
Directed by Dr. Alexandra Dee, the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra will perform this program in the Schaefer Center and at the CODA Conference in Nashville! The ASO will present Symphonic Poem of 3 Notes by Tan Dun, Howard Hanson’s Symphony No. 2, "Romantic,” and Rebecca Clarke’s Sonata for Viola and Orchestra (orch. Ruth Lomon), featuring Dr. Eric Koontz. 

Western Region Orchestra Concert (Guest Performance)
Sunday, February 25⋅1:00 – 2:30pm
Students from across Western North Carolina will present a concert as the culmination of their Western Region Orchestra experience after a weekend of masterclasses and rehearsals. 

Brass Choirs Recital
Sunday, February 25⋅6:00 – 7:00pm - Rosen Concert Hall

Jazz Ensemble I
Wednesday, February 28⋅8:00 – 9:30pm - The Schaefer Center

Black History Month Concert 2 - Hickory Campus
Thursday, February 29⋅5:30 – 6:30pm - Hickory Campus Atrium
In collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Student Affairs
The Hayes School of Music and the Department of English present the fourth annual series of programs celebrating Black History Month! Hayes School of Music faculty and the Appalachian Gospel Choir will be performing works by Black composers past and present. Members of App State's English faculty will read poetry by Black authors. There will be refreshments preceding the concert (5:00-5:30). Lamont Sellers, Director of Intercultural Student Affairs, will provide the opening remarks.  Read about the series and see what’s on the February 29 program here

Spanish Song Recital
Thursday, February 29⋅8:00 – 9:30pm

Student Recital - Andrew Litton
Friday, March 1⋅8:00 – 8:30pm

Music Humanities Community Conversations Series

New this Spring, the Music Humanities Community Conversation Series provides a forum for students, faculty, and staff at Appalachian State University and community members to engage current topics in music humanities through invited talks and workshops given by scholars, artists, and cultural leaders from Appalachian State and the surrounding region. Learn more and see upcoming topics at music.appstate.edu/speakerseries

February 22 Speaker: Dr. Sophia Enríquez, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Music, Latino/a Studies, and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University
"Fandango Futurities: Listening for the Nuevo South and an Emerging Southern Son"
Thursday, February 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schaffel Recital Hall, Broyhill Music Center (BMC 129)
With Q&A and Reception

This event is sponsored by the Hayes School of Music with generous co-sponsorship from the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University.