• John Vaughn (1981)

    Program of Study: BA, MACurrent Residence: Stockton, CACurrent Occupation: TeacherRecent performances, publications, awards: 14 years at present school Teaching Leader for the California Arts Project Board of Directors for and experimental Music non-profit Board of Directors for Camp Calvin Crest Founding Member of the California Outside Music Associates, experimental music collective. Three recordings through Edgetone Records. Teaching leader for BSF International
  • Kay S. Crouch (1978)

    Program of Study: PercussionCurrent Residence: Lenoir, NCCurrent Occupation: Director, Music ProgramRecent performances, publications, awards: Coordinator, North Carolina Great Teachers Seminar Member of acoustic trio, Strictly Clean and Decent
  • Jo Anne Swartz (1976)

    Program of Study: Master of ArtsCurrent Residence: Kitty Hawk, NCCurrent Occupation: DirectorRecent performances, publications, awards: 34 years teaching public school music (specialty: choral music) from elementary through high school; added Academically/Intellectually Gifted certification in 2003; recent performances in New York City with Clayton High School Honors chorus (2011); presently active as music director with Dockside Youth Theatre in Nags Head, NC and teaching preschool music...
  • Jim Templin (1976)

    Program of Study: MusicCurrent Residence: Silver Spring, MDCurrent Occupation: Professional Musician
  • James Daughtry (1974)

    Program of Study: MACurrent Residence: Maynard, MACurrent Occupation: IT Engineering SupportRecent performances, publications, awards: None music-related. I have had a satisfying career of 30+ years as a computer programmer and technical support engineer.What did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? I'm not sure they called it Hayes back in the early 1970's. Two things stand out now as significant changes in my life at the time: - I had the...
  • Barbara Julien (1974)

    Program of Study:Master of ArtsCurrent Residence: Boone, NCCurrent Occupation: Organist/TeacherRecent performances, publications, awards: EdD from UNCG in Mus Ed; ASU School of Music Instructor of Organ, Piano, Organ Literature, Introduciton to Music, & Cannon Music Camp (as Barbara Newton & Barbara Henderson); Public schoool music teacher; Private teacher; Church organist since age 13; Concert organ, piano, & vocal performer; and Membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, Signa Alpha Iota...
  • William Witcher (1974)

    Program of Study: Music EducationCurrent Residence: Lenoir, NCCurrent Occupation: Retired
  • James Stokes, Sr. (1966)

    James Stokes, Sr. (BME ’58, MM ’66) is a retired NC music educator currently living in Flat Rock, NC. He highly valued his association with William Spencer, Nick Erneston, and the music faculty during his graduate studies. Stokes taught in Coeburn, VA, Laurinburg, NC and Hendersonville, NC schools from 1958 until his retirement in 1988. During his teaching career, his bands marched in the Cotton Bowl Parade, was invited twice to play during the NCMEA convention, and consistently performed at...
  • James Harwell (1964)

    Program of Study: M.A. in Music Ed.Current Residence: Barnardsville, NCCurrent Occupation: Retired in 1992What did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? The competency and professional expertise of its' professors.
  • Katelyn Beebe

    Katelyn Beebe earned her Master of Music Therapy degree through the combined Equivalency and Master of Music Therapy program. She graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance-Horn. While at WCU, she led students in the formation of the first collegiate United Sound program, which provided students with disabilities the opportunity to learn instruments and perform with existing ensembles. This experience helped push Katelyn towards a career in Music...