Alumni

  • Joyu Lee (2014)

    Program of Study: Music Therapy, Equivalency Program.Current Residence: Raleigh, NCCurrent Occupation: Creative/Expressive Arts Therapist at Cherry Hospital, Goldsboro, NCRecent performances, publications, awards: N/AWhat did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? The music therapy department at App. State is absolutely phenomenal. I feel truly grateful to be a part of the music therapy family. The coursework, clinical training and person-centered philosophy...
  • Shelby Rosenblum (2014)

    Shelby Rosenblum, MA, MMT, NCC, PLPC, CIT, MT-BC graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014 with Masters Degrees in Music Therapy and Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Graduate Certificates in Addiction Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy. She is currently employed at Addiction Recovery Resources in Metairie, Louisiana as an Intensive Outpatient Program Counselor. She has been a Board Certified Music Therapist since 2007 and a Nationally Certified Counselor since 2014. She is...
  • William Selle (2014)

    Will Selle is the current director of the Appalachian Repertory Orchestra at the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University Orchestras. He also serves as the conductor and Orchestra director at Watauga High School, and Hardin Park Middle School, in Boone NC. Selle's work as director of the WHS Orchestras has strengthened the program in numbers and depth, and his ensembles have recieved Superior Ratings at state Performance Adjudication for the last three consecutive years. In...
  • Elizabeth Thomas (2014)

    Elizabeth Marie Thomas received a MM in Vocal Performance and studies with Dr. Joseph Amaya. She received undergraduate degrees in Vocal Performance and English at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studied with Dr. Nancy Walker. Previous to that, she spent two years at The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, studying with Kathryn Cowdrick. She is currently the soprano in the Hayes School of Music performance ensemble Quintessential! and is playing Rosalinda in Die...
  • Georgina Welch (2014)

    Georgina Welch completed a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance and held an assistantship working with Dr. Snodgrass, and working with Dr. Stokes in the Trumpet studio. She graduated from the University of Tampa in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree and performed in various musicals, brass quintets, and ensembles in the Tampa Bay area before moving to Boone for graduate school.
  • Stephen Wilson (2014)

    Stephen Wilson is a board certified music therapist who completed the Masters of Music Therapy program at Appalachian State University in 2014. He is a 2010 graduate of Fredonia State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in music therapy, a Bachelor of Arts in applied voice, and a minor in psychology. He completed his music therapy internship working in long-term care, assisted living, rehabilitation, and memory care at Bethany Village in Dayton, Ohio. His interest in this...
  • Carolyn Chwalek (2013)

    Carolyn Chwalek, MT-BC, LCAT completed the Master of Music Therapy degree program at ASU with a Certificate in Expressive Arts in 2013. Her thesis was on the use of dialectical behavior therapy in music therapy. 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 psychiatric and pediatric populations, and then worked in the Cleveland area as...
  • Caryn Alexis Crozier (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...
  • Katherine Hensley (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 as...
  • Anna Johnson (2013)

    Anna Johnson completed the Master of Music Therapy degree in 2014. She received her Bachelor's degree from Gardner-Webb University in Sacred Music with emphasis in Piano. After working in a music therapy agency in San Antonio, Texas, she returned to North Carolina where she is employed as Creative/Expressive Arts Therapist at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, NC.