Alumni

  • Tim Hamilton (2018)

    Tim Hamilton started his professional music career as a member of the United States Marine Corps Band New Orleans where he served as an instrumentalist from 2008 till 2012. After leaving the Marine Corps, Tim decided to further his music education by attending Morehead State University where he received a Bachelor or Music Education, studying conducting with Dr. Richard Miles, music pedagogy with Dr. Susan Creasap, and trumpet with Mr. Greg Wing. During his time at Morehead State, He has...
  • Chris Spence (2018)

    Chris Spence is a board certified music therapist graduated from the combined Music Therapy Equivalency and Master of Music Therapy degree program at App State in Fall 2018. He graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition. Two of Chris' works have been published. His passion for teaching led him to teach in various settings including private guitar lessons, group guitar classes, and university tutoring in ear training and theory. Through...
  • Philip Treutel (2018)

    Phil was born in Birmingham, AL and shortly after moved to Oneonta, AL with his family. Phil graduated from Oneonta High School and went on to Jacksonville State University to pursue his undergraduate degree in General Music with an emphasis in percussion. While at JSU, Phil performed with the internationally-renowned Marching Southerners, the JSU Chamber Winds, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, JSU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo. Additionally, Phil was involved in the university’s ambassador...
  • Ames

    Jenna Ames (2017)

    Jenna Ames is pursuing a Master of Music in Viola Performance, and is a member of the Hayes Graduate String Quartet. She received her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Appalachian State University in 2012. Since then, she has been teaching and performing around Boone, and is currently employed by organizations such as the James C. Harper School of Performing Arts, Symphony of the Mountains, and Western Piedmont Symphony.
  • John Camacho (2017)

    John Camacho is a first year graduate student pursuing a Master's of Music in Piano Performance. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. A pianist since age five, he has performed as soloist or as a member of bands and touring Broadway orchestras in North and South America, as well as Europe. He is also a composer, songwriter and a poet. He looks forward to perfecting his art in the beautiful Appalachian mountains.
  • Benjamin Dawson (2017)

    Benjamin Dawson completed his Master of Music in Theory/Composition in Spring 2017, studying with Dr. Ben Hjertmann. His master’s thesis was “Timbral Explorations for Wind...
  • Jessica Donley (2017)

    Jessica Donley is a board-certified music therapist who completed the Equivalency and Master of Music Therapy degree at Appalachian State University. Jessica graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2012 with her Bachelor's degree in Music Performance-Flute. She works as a contracts and grants manager for the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University..
  • Reece Jennings (2017)

    Reece Jennings completed the Equivalency in Music Therapy program in the Fall of 2017.  He currently works as a music therapist for Music Therapy Services of Greater Atlanta in Roswell, GA.  He graduated from Appalachian State with a BM in Music Education and the Jazz Studies Certificate in 2014, and taught in Guilford County Schools in Greensboro, NC prior to entering the Equivalency program.  He enjoys teaching trombone lessons, playing bass in jazz combos, and learning about...
  • Hannah Lingafelt (2017)

     Hannah Lingafelt, MT-BC, graduated from Appalachian State University in 2013 with her Bachelor of Music in music therapy iin 2017 with dual master’s degrees in music therapy and clinical mental health counseling.  She has worked with individuals in both medical and mental health settings and is interested in the intersection of music therapy, mental health, and physical health.  During her degree program she was a music therapy supervisor for pre-internship music therapy...
  • Kristin Neel (2017)

    Kristin Neel, MMT, MT-BC, completed the combined Equivalency and Master of Music Therapy degree with a certificate in expressive arts therapy. Kristin earned her Bachelor’s degree in music with an emphasis in vocal performance and a minor in piano from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in West Chester, PA. She currently lives in Chapel Hill, NC and is employed as a Music and Movement instructor at Christ Church Preschool in Raleigh, NC.