Alumni

  • Bradley Green (2014)

    Bradley Green completed the graduate music theory and composition program. He is a recipient of the GRAM (Graduate Research Associate Mentoring) award, which paired him with Dr. Jennifer Snodgrass to assist in performing original research to create a textbook that will teach music theory through popular and classical music. He received his undergraduate education from Campbell University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in music education and music composition. While there, he acted...
  • Brooke Humfeld (2014)

    Brooke Humfeld graduated with a Master's in Music Education with an emphasis in Band Directing. She currently holds an assistantship with the University bands and is a conducting student of John Stanley Ross and Kevin G. Richardson. After completing her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Delaware, Brooke served as the Director of Bands at Patuxent High School in Lusby, MD for three years. Upon completing her degree she plans to pursue a Doctorate of Musical Arts in...
  • Matthew Jones (2014)

    Matthew Jones, originally from Northern VA, graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelors of Music in 2012 . While there, he studied Music Industry and Classical Guitar Performance under Keith Stevens. Matthew then continued pursuing the Classical Guitar under Dr. Douglas James at Appalachian State University, earning a Masters in Music Performance Degree in 2014. While studying at ASU, Matthew worked in graduate admissions-first for the Hayes Graduate School of Music, and then...
  • 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...