Alumni

  • John Leupold (2006)

    Program of Study: Percussion Performance and Music Theory/CompositionCurrent Occupation: Assistant Professor of MusicRecent performances, publications, awards: WALSUM composition prize winner, compositions performed at CMS Mid-Atlantic, SCI Mid-Atlantic, SCI National Student Conferences, by INCAPE Chamber orchestra, and at various venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region.What did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? The dedication of faculty members to...
  • Robert J. Ware (2006)

    Program of Study: Music Performance - PercussionCurrent Residence: Columbia, SCCurrent Occupation: Director of Percussion, South Carolina State University (Orangeburg, SC)Recent performances, publications, awards: Performances/recording projects with Grammy Award winner Dee Stewart, Pulitzer-Prize winner Gunther Schuller, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Mary Wilson and The Supremes, Emmy winner and Jazz legend David Baker, Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame member Bob Becker, Grammy Award...
  • Robert Ware (2006)

    Program of Study: MM Music PerformanceCurrent Residence: West Columbia, SCCurrent Occupation: Director of PercussionRecent performances, publications, awards: Performing/recording credits include: Grammy Award winner Dee Stewart, Pulitzer-Prize winner Gunther Schuller, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Mary Wilson and The Supremes, Emmy winner and Jazz legend David Baker, Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame member Bob Becker, opera diva and Grammy Award contributing artist Marietta...
  • Joseph Brown (2004)

    Program of Study: BM - Music Education. MM - Music Ed/Trombone Perf.Current Residence: Macomb, ILCurrent Occupation: InstructorRecent performances, publications, awards: I completed my Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Trombone Performance from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2012. I am currently teaching courses in the humanities within the Western Illinois University School of Music, as well as performing as a freelance trombonist in the area. Recent performances include a...
  • Unkyoung Teresa Kim (2004)

    Program of Study: Viola Performance Music Master DegreeCurrent Residence: Baton Rouge, LACurrent Occupation: Adjunct FacultyRecent performances, publications, awards: www.globalartistsociety.com directorWhat did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? Gaining new opportunity for second master degree
  • Erin Dennis (2001)

    Program of Study: Vocal PerformanceCurrent Residence: Chicago, ILCurrent Occupation: Public Relations- Chicago Symphony Orchestra (recently switched from the Artistic Department).What did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? I valued the attention of the professors, who were always available for advice and questions. I also appreciated the music business classes that were offered and helped spark an interest beyond performance for me, and became...
  • Tanya Carmichael Svec (2001)

    Program of Study: Music EducationCurrent Residence: Bent Mountain, VACurrent Occupation: Owner/Director of Svec Music Studio in Salem, VA, which offers instrumental music instruction, theory, and orchestral ensembles.Recent performances, publication, awards: We perform often, and our students receive many awards and scholarships.What did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? I valued the teachers at ASU the most...great people!
  • Joe Akers (2000)

    Program of Study: Band ConductingCurrent Residence: St. Louis, MOCurrent Occupation: Private Trumpet InstructorRecent performances, publications, awards: Perform with the St. Louis Wind SymphonyWhat did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? Small Classes and individualized instruction at the Graduate Level
  • Dawn Perry (1999)

    Program of Study: Master of Music EducationCurrent Residence: Monroe, NCCurrent Occupation: Director of Bands/Assistant Professor of MusicRecent performances, publications, awards: *Received Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from University of Southern Mississippi, 2008. *Since joining the music department of Wingate University in 2008, the enrollment in the instrumental program has tripled. The Wingate University Wind Ensemble has commissioned two published works and...
  • Darren Dailey (1998)

    Program of Study: MusicCurrent Residence: Fleming Island, FLCurrent Occupation: Artistic and Executive DirectorRecent performances, publications, awards: 2004 Democratic National Convention Guest Conductor 2008 Carnegie Hall Conducting Debut 2010 American Choral Director' Conference Guest Conductor (Northwest) 2010 Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center Conducting Debut 2011 Westminster Choir College Alumni CommitteeWhat did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of...