• Jonathan Williams (2019)

    Jonathan Williams is a board-certified music therapist pursuing a Master of Music Therapy degree at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music. He began Appalachian’s Music Therapy combined Equivalency/Master’s program in 2015. He works as a graduate assistant for the Music Therapy Program and for the Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program as a Person-Centered Planning Advisor. Before coming to Appalachian, Jonathan received a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Cello) Performance with a...
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    Mitchell Auger (2018)

    Mitchell Auger is pursuing a Master of Music Performance degree with a concentration in Voice. Mitchell received his Bachelors degree at Piedmont College in Georgia with a double performance degree in Saxophone and Voice. With the help of Dr. Andrea Price, an Appalachian State alumnus, Mitchell decided to join the wonderful family at the Hayes School of Music. He works as the Music Industry Administrative Assistant and teaches Voice Class to non-vocal majors.
  • 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...
  • Fidel Leal (2018)

    Fidel Leal was born in Cuba, where he started studying piano at the age of seven. He received his Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in 2013 from the Higher Institute of Arts in Havana where he studied with pianist and composer Ulises Hernández. Leal debuted with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba in 2006. Since then he has performed with Cuba’s most important symphonic and chamber orchestras, such as the Eastern Symphony Orchestra, Matanzas Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Romeu, and the...
  • 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...
  • Carlyn Waller-Wicks (2018)

    I am a music therapist who graduated in 2018 with the Master of Music Therapy degree and a certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy certificate. After completing my Bachelor’s in Music Therapy through Appalachian State, I worked as a music therapist with children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities. Currently, I work at the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in the Creative Arts Department, where I am director of the AMT-approved music therapy internship program. During...
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    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.
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    Elizabeth Barmore (2017)

    Lizzy Barmore, MT-BC received her Bachelor of Music at Sam Houston State University and is excited to continue her studies at Appalachian. She has worked with individuals in hospice and bereavement care, inpatient psychiatric care, and children and young adults with neurological differences. She currently is pursuing a dual master's degrees in music therapy and clinical mental health counseling. She is also an advanced trainee in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM).
  • 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.