The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has awarded $7,000 to the Center for Appalachian Studies at Appalachian State University to develop lesson plans about North Carolina’s music traditions.
The fair will allow faculty to share teaching and course design strategies used to enhance student learning using technology; connect teaching faculty and staff with similar pedagogical and content roles and interests; initiate communities of learners; promote the Technology for Teaching website and other campus resources for teaching/course design; and inform staff and faculty on support services offered on campus to effectively integrate technology into teaching and course design.
Mitchell Townley, a junior music education major at Appalachian State University, recently was accepted as a semi-finalist for the National Trumpet Competition’s undergraduate solo division. He will perform “Legend” by George Enesco.
Winners of the Hayes School of Music’s concerto-aria competition will perform with the Appalachian State University Symphony Orchestra. The performance will feature trumpet player David Marvel, clarinetist Steven Lease and violinist Victor Li.
To help older adults learn how to prevent falls, Appalachian State University’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Institute for Health and Human Services will begin offering free monthly CHAMP screenings at two locations in Watauga County beginning in March.
The ensemble is composed of Julia Pedigo, soprano, Priscilla Porterfield, mezzo-soprano, Mary Gayle Greene, mezzo-soprano, John Fowler, tenor and Joseph Amaya, baritone. Rodney Reynerson will provide piano accompaniment.
Members of the student publications The Peel Literature & Arts Review and The Appalachian at Appalachian State University received 12 awards at the fall 2014 National College Media Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Some 230 million years ago, a distant relative of the crocodile called an aetosaur roamed prehistoric Earth. Aetosaurs were about three to 15 feet long and covered head to toe with bony plates that served as a type of body armor. A series of recently discovered armor plates from North Carolina are distinct from any others previously discovered.