Student for a Day

Experience the supportive and vibrant atmosphere of the Hayes School of Music by being a music student for a day. Participate in an ensemble rehearsal. Attend classes in your area of interest. Observe or take a private lesson. Get to know the faculty, students, administration, and staff.

In order to participate in our Student for a Day program, you must meet all of the following qualifications:

  • You can read music
  • You are a junior or senior in high school or a college student wishing to transfer to ASU
  • You intend to major in music
  • You provide the required two-week advance notice of your intended visit

Please note: You may only participate in our Student for a Day program one time.

Upon receipt of your application, a representative from the Hayes School of Music will contact you. You must provide a valid e-mail address that you check regularly in order to receive your schedule for your Student for a Day visit.  If you do not receive a message confirming your request to visit, please check your email spam folder.

How to Choose the Best Day to Visit

We want your Student for a Day visit to be as beneficial as possible.   Please note the dates available for your Student for a Day visit during our fall and spring semesters.

  • Fall 2018 dates: August 29 - November 29
  • Spring 2019 dates: January 23 - April 24

Our Student for a Day program is available Monday-Thursday. Student for a Day visits will NOT be scheduled on Fridays since most of our ensembles and many of our classes do not meet on Fridays.

Visits may not be scheduled on the following dates:

  • September 3, 2018 - Labor Day
  • October 10-12, 2018 - Fall Break
  • November 12-13, 2018 - NC Music Educators Association Conference
  • November 20-23, 2018 - Thanksgiving Break
  • March 4-8, 2019 - Spring Break
  • April 22-23, 2019 - State Holidays

Here are recommended days of the week to visit based on your primary instrument and/or intended major:

  • Woodwind/Brass: Monday or Wednesday
  • Strings: Tuesday or Thursday
  • Voice: Monday or Wednesday
  • Piano or Organ: Monday or Wednesday
  • Percussion: Tuesday or Thursday
  • Guitar: Tuesday or Thursday
  • Prospective Music Therapy majors: Monday or Wednesday
  • Prospective Music Education majors:  Monday or Wednesday
  • Prospective Music Industry Studies Manufacturing & Merchandising and Marketing & Promotion majors: Monday or Wednesday
  • Prospective Music Industry Studies Recording & Production majors: Tuesday or Thursday
  • Prospective Music Theory/Composition majors: Monday or Wednesday
  • Prospective Sacred Music majors: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

A typical "Student for a Day" schedule lasts from 9:00-5:00. It is a full day of music classes, ensembles, lessons, and meetings. A lunch break (with a Hayes School of Music student when possible) will be included in your schedule. Campus tours should be scheduled on another date so that you can take full advantage of our offerings in the Hayes School of Music while you are here for your "Student for a Day" visit.

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Questions?

Contact Ms. Lynn Beebe
828-262-3020
beebems@appstate.edu