Alumni

  • Alex Sidwell (2015)

    Alex Sidwell is seeking his Masters of Music in Percussion Performance at Appalachian State University under Dr. Rob Falvo. At Appalachian State, Alex has performed as principal percussionist of the ASU Wind Ensemble and principal timpanist of the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra. Alex is currently a substitute percussionist with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, and was awarded an assistantship at ASU in both percussion and music theory. In 2014, Alex was the recipient of the third place and...
  • Chelsea Stith (2015)

    Chelsea Stith completed the combined Equivalency and Master of Music Therapy program in May of 2015. She completed her music therapy internship at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri in December of 2013. Her thesis explored psychophysiological responses to different elements of music for her thesis. During her time at Appalachian, Chelsea served as the district music therapist for Caldwell County Schools and worked as an arts critic for CVNC writing reviews of local...
  • Nick Stow (2015)

    After graduating from Landrum High School in 2008, I attended Clemson University as a performing arts major. Emphasizing in music, I studied saxophone under Dr. John Bleuel, whom also has a studio at Western Georgia University. Ensembles that I took part in early on were jazz band, TigerBand, and saxophone quartet. In my last years at Clemson, I joined the concert band, played in the pit for the student production of Guys and Dolls, and played in a gigging cover band. As I was playing with all...
  • Cynthia Tate (2015)

    Cindy Tate has worked as a music therapist since 2005. She completed the Master of Music Therapy degree with a focus on body-centered therapy at Appalachian State University in 2014. She currently serves children with autism and other developmental disabilities through the public school systems in Watauga county, as well as in private practice. As lecturer in the Music Therapy Program, Cindy teaches Functional Piano and supervises undergraduate music therapy practicum students. Cindy is also an...
  • James Van Druten (2015)

    Praised by Stephen Robinson for playing with "great expression and feeling", guitarist James Van Druten has delighted audiences with his mature and refined style of playing. James is currently completing a Master of Music Degree in guitar performance under Douglas James at Appalachian State University. In 2013, James graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Music Degree. As a soloist, he has won numerous awards including Fourth Prize in Division I of the 2014 Appalachian State...
  • Carey Barwick (2014)

    Carey Barwick is a board certified music therapist who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Coastal Carolina University and the Equivalency in music therapy and Master of Music Therapy degree in 2014. Her thesis was a study of factors that influence moments of response in people with late-stage dementia in music therapy sessions. She is music therapist with Community Hospice of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville, FL.
  • Gregory Dills (2014)

    Greg Dills is completed a master’s degree in Music Performance at Appalachian State University in Boone North Carolina. He was the graduate assistant for the percussion studio and the Marching Mountaineers Percussion Section. While at ASU, Greg participated in a number of ensembles including the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Steely Pan Steel Band, Percussion Ensemble, Mid-East Ensemble and the New Paradigm Percussion Quartet. Prior to ASU, Greg attended Western Carolina...
  • Bradley Green (2014)

    Bradley Green completed the graduate music theory and composition program. He is a recipient of the GRAM (Graduate Research Associate Mentoring) award, which paired him with Dr. Jennifer Snodgrass to assist in performing original research to create a textbook that will teach music theory through popular and classical music. He received his undergraduate education from Campbell University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education and music composition. While there, he acted...
  • Brooke Humfeld (2014)

    Brooke Humfeld graduated with a Master's in Music Education with an emphasis in Band Directing. She currently holds an assistantship with the University bands and is a conducting student of John Stanley Ross and Kevin G. Richardson. After completing her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Delaware, Brooke served as the Director of Bands at Patuxent High School in Lusby, MD for three years. Upon completing her degree she plans to pursue a Doctorate of Musical Arts in...
  • Matthew Jones (2014)

    Matthew Jones, originally from Northern VA, graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Music in 2012 . While there, he studied Music Industry and Classical Guitar Performance under Keith Stevens. Matthew then continued pursuing the Classical Guitar under Dr. Douglas James at Appalachian State University, earning a Masters in Music Performance Degree in 2014. While studying at ASU, Matthew worked in graduate admissions-first for the Hayes Graduate School of Music, and then...