• 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...
  • Caryn Alexis Crozier (2013)

    Caryn Alexis Crozier ,soprano, graduated from ASU with her M.M in voice performance in 2013. She is currently living in Morgantown, WV and coaching with Pittsburgh Opera's Mr. Lezniak and taking lessons at WVU. Caryn is currently working on repertoire for Young Artist/Resident Artist Programs as well as repertoire for upcoming DMA auditions. Caryn is involved in the WVU Community Choir and the African Dance Ensemble at WVU. She was recently seen as Belinda in "Dido...
  • Katherine Hensley (2013)

    Katherine Hensley is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University with a Master's Degree in Voice Performance. Her recent roles at ASU include Dido in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and The Witch in Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel. Most recently Ms. Hensley travelled to Salzburg, Austria and worked with the Franco-American Vocal Academy playing the title role in Mozart's Bastien und Bastienne. Currently Katherine is continuing to study voice and auditioning for vocal competitions as well as...
  • Anna Johnson (2013)

    Anna Johnson completed the Master of Music Therapy degree in 2014. She received her Bachelor's degree from Gardner-Webb University in Sacred Music with emphasis in Piano. After working in a music therapy agency in San Antonio, Texas, she returned to North Carolina where she is employed as Creative/Expressive Arts Therapist at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro, NC.
  • Christopher Langdon (2013)

    Christopher is a second year graduate student finishing his last semester in Music Education concentrating in Choral Conducting. He graduated in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Campbell University. Christopher has served as Director of Music at Benson Baptist Church prior to his study at Appalachian and is currently serving as Interim Director of Music Ministries at First Baptist Church, West Jefferson. Upon completing his degree he plans to gain experience in the...
  • Meaghan Dunham (2012)

    Meaghan is a graduate of Appalachian’s Hayes School of Music (’08, ’12) with a BM and MM in Music Education. She is now living in Charlotte, NC and is the Marketing Coordinator for Aperture Education, LLC. She began her career as an elementary school music teacher almost 10 years ago in Granville County. Over the years, she has taught in many settings, both public and private, with children ages birth to 12. As an administrative assistant for a summer camp, Meaghan was able to develop her...
  • Moriah Bias (2011)

    Program of Study: Voice PerformanceCurrent Residence: Raleigh, NCCurrent Occupation: Professor of Voice at Southeastern Freewill Baptist College / Music Director at Calvary Baptist Church in Newton, NCWhat did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? The individual attention that was provided to each student. While the voice studio was a fairly large one, I never felt like I was just a number to the faculty.
  • Deb Dempsey (2011)

    Program of Study: Master of Music Therapy and MA in Clinical Mental Health CounselingCurrent Residence: Asheville, NCCurrent Occupation: Music Therapist and Bereavement Coordinator for Care Partners HospiceRecent performances, publications, awards: Graduation was the most recent of significance!What did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? I absolutely LOVED the MMT program! It was challenging, enjoyable, and mind-expanding! I loved to work with Dr. Cathy...
  • Kimberly Zimmerman (2011)

    Program of Study: Cello PerformanceCurrent Residence: Swansboro, NCCurrent Occupation: Orchestra TeacherWhat did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? The high quality of music we were able to perform!
  • Katurah Christenbury (2010)

    Program of Study: Music TherapyCurrent Residence: Sugar Grove, NCCurrent Occupation: Lecturer at ASU; Music TherapistWhat did you value most about your graduate experience in the Hayes School of Music? Every other week, all the students in our program would meet and play music (usually improvisation) as a form of self-care. It was a required meeting, but one that I really appreciated and respected.