Meet Our Graduate Students

  • Anna Laura McAfee

    Anna Laura McAfee is a graduate student in the combined Equivalency and Master of Music Therapy program. Originally from Greenwood, Arkansas, Anna Laura recently graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. While at UCA, she taught piano to people of all ages at the University of Central Arkansas Community School of Music. During her time at UCA, she also was a student in the Schedler Honors College and wrote her senior capstone project on the...
  • Taylor McCulloch

    Taylor McCulloch is pursuing a Master of Music in Piano Performance. She graduated summa cum laude from Campbell University in 2016 with a BA in Piano Pedagogy. During her time at Campbell, she served an instrumental and vocal accompanist, pianist in the jazz ensemble, cellist in the chamber strings ensemble, and performed in multiple student composition recitals. She also has experience as a solo performer, an accompanist for musical theater, and a private piano teacher. Taylor is currently a...
  • Amy Mercier

    Amy Mercier is a board-certified music therapist completing her Master of Music Therapy degree. She graduated from High Point University in High Point, NC in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance with a concentration in voice and a minor in psychology and completed her Equivalency at Appalachian State University. Originally from Westfield, Massachusetts, Amy is an avid singer, songwriter and pianist and also enjoys playing the guitar and drums. She hopes to combine her passion for...
  • Daniel Myers

    Daniel Myers is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance.  He recently graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance where he studied with Dr. Mario Gaetano.  Daniel has been an active educator and performer throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia with great focus in the greater Atlanta and Western North Carolina regions.  His work as a marching performer has brought opportunities to perform...
  • Robert Neeb

    Robert Neeb is currently a graduate student at Appalachian State University where he is studying Music Therapy. At Appalachian State, Robert is a graduate assistant for the SDAP (Scholars with Diverse Abilities Program) and he is also a graduate assistant for the Hayes School of Music. Robert received his undergraduate degree in Music Education with a Concentration in Jazz Percussion at the University of Southern Maine where he graduated summa cum laude in the spring of 2016. Throughout his...
  • Christine Oglesby

    Christine Oglesby is a board-certified music therapist working toward her Master of Music Therapy degree. She completed her undergraduate degree in Music Therapy at Temple University in 2013. After the completion of her clinical internship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Christine went on to work for a few private practices, where she worked with children and teenagers with behavior disorders, mental health diagnoses, and Autism ...
  • Macel Reising

    Macel Reising is a first-year Music Therapy Equivalency/Masters student from Annapolis, Maryland. She graduated Summa Cum Laude this spring from Washington & Jefferson College in Western Pennsylvania, with a double major in Education and Music and a minor in Psychology. While at W&J, Macel volunteered at a local assisted living home, where she had the opportunity to play piano for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This experience inspired her to pursue a career in music therapy....
  • Sarah Swann Solberg

    Sarah Swann Solberg is a board-certified music therapist who received her bachelor's degree from the Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College and completed both the Master of Music in Vocal Performance in 2015 and the Equivalency in music therapy in 2017 at Appalachian State University. She completed her internship in music therapy at Park Nicollet Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sarah has a particular interest in treating voice disorders that result from Parkinson's disease and...
  • Rachael Spillane

    Rachael Spillane is a graduate student in the Combined Equivalency/Master of Music Therapy program at ASU and graduate assistant to Dr. Snodgrass. She joined the Hayes School of Music this fall after graduating from UNC Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Psychology and B.A. in Music. Although originally a flute player, Rachael has picked up several other instruments over time and hopes that this will benefit her in her music therapy career, during which she hopes to travel around the world to bring the...
  • Angie Sylas

    Angie Sylas is a board-certified music therapist currently pursuing her Masters in Music Therapy at ASU after practicing as an MT-BC for 16 years in disability services.  Angie has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology from Charleston Southern University in South Carolina and completed her Music Therapy Internship at Fort Wayne State Developmental Center in Northern Indiana. With additional training in unique methodologies such as Dalcroze Eurythmics, Orff...