Alumni

  • Christopher Langdon (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 experience in the...
  • Meaghan Dunham (2012)

    Meaghan is a graduate of Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music (’08, ’12) with a BM and MM in Music Education. She is now living in Charlotte, NC and is the Marketing Coordinator for Aperture Education, LLC. She began her career as an elementary school music teacher almost 10 years ago in Granville County. Over the years, she has taught in many settings, both public and private, with children ages birth to 12. As an administrative assistant for a summer camp, Meaghan was able to develop her...
  • Moriah Bias (2011)

    Program of Study: Voice PerformanceCurrent Residence: Raleigh, NCCurrent Occupation: Professor of Voice at Southeastern Freewill Baptist College / Music Director at Calvary Baptist Church in Newton, NCWhat 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.
  • Deb Dempsey (2011)

    Program of Study: Master of Music Therapy and MA in Clinical Mental Health CounselingCurrent Residence: Asheville, NCCurrent Occupation: Music Therapist and Bereavement Coordinator for Care Partners HospiceRecent performances, publications, awards: 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 challenging, enjoyable, and mind-expanding! I loved to work with Dr. Cathy...
  • Kimberly Zimmerman (2011)

    Program of Study: Cello PerformanceCurrent Residence: Swansboro, NCCurrent Occupation: Orchestra TeacherWhat did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? The high quality of music we were able to perform!
  • Katurah Christenbury (2010)

    Program of Study: Music TherapyCurrent Residence: Sugar Grove, NCCurrent Occupation: Lecturer at ASU; Music TherapistWhat 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.
  • Lauren Hayworth (2010)

    Program of Study: Voice PerformanceCurrent Residence: Sugar Grove, NCCurrent Occupation: Executive Assistant, Hayes School of MusicRecent performances, publications, awards: Regular jazz and folk performances in the Boone area and beyond.What did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? The ratio of students to quality faculty, the opportunity to perform in a fully-staged opera production, and the richness of the mountain location. Faculty were...
  • Jessica Newsome Hoyle (2010)

    Program of Study: Music TherapyCurrent Residence: Lenoir, NCCurrent Occupation: Music Therapist, J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, Morganton, NCRecent performances, publications, awards: President, Music Therapy Association of North CarolinaWhat did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? What I valued the most about my graduate experience at HSoM was the faculty. My professors were always willing to help in whatever capacity needed and really pushed me...
  • Matt Ransom (2010)

    Program of Study: Tuba PerformanceCurrent Residence: Winston-Salem, NCCurrent Occupation: Artist Faculty Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Adjunct Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Wake Forest University, Principal Tuba with the Winston-Salem Symphony, Tubist and founding member of Carolina BrassRecent performances, publications, awards: Recording - Joy of the Season, Carolina Brass with the Carolina Master Chorale, Summit Records (CD),...
  • Ling Yu Hsiao (2009)

    Ling Yu Hsiao, MT-BC completed the Equivalency in Music Therapy at Appalachian. She held a graduate assistantship serving as the pianist for the Quintessential! vocal group under the supervision of Dr. Pedigo. Ling received her B.A in Music from Queens College in Flushing, NY. In 2009, she received her M.M. from the Eastman School of Music in Collaborative Piano under the tutelage of Dr. Jean Barr. From 2009-2013, she served as staff accompanist at both Queens College and Hofstra University....