Totally bummed that NC Western Region All-State was cancelled! I was really looking forward to working with our amazing students on the Moldau, Freischutz Overture and the 2nd movement of Beethoven 7, but Mother Nature wasn't kind and dropped a ton of snow on us. But-good news! I'll be conducting next year's WRO and it'll be right here at Appalachian! Thanks to my colleagues for extending the invite for next year and for everything else they do to make NC a great state for music education.

Huge round of congratulations to amazing soloists David Marvel, Steven Lease, Victor Li and the outstanding Appalachian Symphony Orchestra on a vibrant, witty, colorful and rousing concert! Simply blown away by your artistry today!

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This is the way to go into the weekend! Spent an awesome day working with the amazing bands at Alexander Central High School - all future Mountaineers, of course! You guys have a great thing going there! Bravo!

"This Conference is like coming home every year to the biggest family picnic on earth. I don’t ever want to miss one."-Darol Anger

We've got a great concert coming up!