Alumni

Format: 2014
2013
Katherine Hensley is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University with a Master's Degree in Voice Performance. Her recent roles at ASU include Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and The Witch in Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel. Most recently Ms. Hensley travelled to Salzburg, Austria and worked with the Franco-American Vocal Academy playing the title role in Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne. Currently Katherine is continuing to study voice and auditioning for vocal competitions as well...
2013
Carolyn Chwalek, MT-BC, is in her third year in the Masters of Music Therapy program at ASU and also completed the Certificate in Expressive Arts. She is currently writing her thesis on the use of dialectical behavior therapy in music therapy, and will be graduating in December 2013. Carolyn received her undergraduate degree in music therapy from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH in 2010. She completed her internship with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, working with both...
2013
Caryn Alexis Crozier ,soprano, graduated from ASU with her M.M in voice performance in 2013.  She is currently living in Morgantown, WV and coaching with Pittsburgh Opera's Mr. Lezniak and taking lessons at WVU. Caryn is currently working on repertoire for Young Artist/Resident Artist Programs as well as repertoire for upcoming DMA auditions. Caryn is involved in the WVU Community Choir and the African Dance Ensemble at WVU. She was recently seen as Belinda in "Dido & Aeneas" and Die...
2013
Christopher is a second year graduate student finishing his last semester in Music Education concentrating in Choral Conducting.  He graduated in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Campbell University.  Christopher has served as Director of Music at Benson Baptist Church prior to his study at Appalachian and is currently serving as Interim Director of Music Ministries at First Baptist Church, West Jefferson.  Upon completing his degree he plans to gain...
2012
Meaghan Dunham currently works at Charlotte Latin School, an independent school in Charlotte, NC.  Before moving to Charlotte, Meaghan taught general music in the Raleigh area for 4 years. Meaghan received both her Bachelors and Masters degree in General Music Education from Appalachian. As a graduate assistant, Meaghan worked with Dr. Suzi Mills as part of the university's Graduate Research Associate Mentor (GRAM) program. Dr. Mills' research took them to Bloemfontein, South Africa in...
2011
Program of Study: Voice Performance Current Residence: Raleigh, NC Current Occupation: Professor of Voice at Southeastern Freewill Baptist College / Music Director at Calvary Baptist Church in Newton, NC What did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? The individual attention that was provided to each student. While the voice studio was a fairly large one, I never felt like I was just a number to the faculty.
2011
Program of Study: Master of Music Therapy, MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Current Residence: Blowing Rock Current Occupation: P/T adjunct faculty in the music therapy department; P/T temporary counselor in the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at ASU Recent performances, publications, awards: Not yet! Graduation was the most recent of significance! What did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? I absolutely LOVED the MMT program! It was...
2011
Program of Study: Cello Performance Current Residence: Swansboro, NC Current Occupation: Orchestra Teacher What did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? The high quality of music we were able to perform!
2010
Program of Study: Music Therapy Current Residence: Sugar Grove, NC Current Occupation: Adjunct Faculty at ASU; Music Therapist What did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? Every other week, all the students in our program would meet and play music (usually improvisation) as a form of self-care. It was a required meeting, but one that I really appreciated and respected.
2010
Program of Study: Voice Performance Current Residence: Sugar Grove, NC Current Occupation: voice/piano/guitar teacher, yoga teacher, cashier Recent performances, publications, awards: perform several times a month with the Mountain Laurels, local Celtic folk band. Also play banjo and sing old time for the occasional solo show. What did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? The ratio of students to quality staff. I got so much one-on-one time with such...

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Dr. Jennifer Snodgrass
Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Hayes School of Music
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina 28608

828-262-7231
snodgrassjs@appstate.edu

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