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Symphony Band

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

This is among the 200 concerts a year held at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, most free to attend. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances for the most up-to-date information on our events, including live-streamed video, programs and program notes, and a complete performance calendar.

Nickole Brown

Plemmons Student Union 201-B Plemmons Student Union

photo by Joli LivaudaisThis event is co-sponsored by Appalachian Journal and The Schaefer Center Presents seriesPoet Nickole Brown received her MFA from the Vermont College, studied literature at Oxford University, and was the editorial assistant for the late Hunter S. Thompson. She worked at Sarabande Books for 10 years. Her first collection, Sister, a novel-in-poems, was […]

Wind Ensemble

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

This is among the 200 concerts a year held at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, most free to attend. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances for the most up-to-date information on our events, including live-streamed video, programs and program notes, and a complete performance calendar.

University/Chamber Singers

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC +1 more

This is among the 200 concerts a year held at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, most free to attend. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances for the most up-to-date information on our events, including live-streamed video, programs and program notes, and a complete performance calendar.

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

This is among the 200 concerts a year held at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, most free to attend. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances for the most up-to-date information on our events, including live-streamed video, programs and program notes, and a complete performance calendar.

Exploration at the Extremes: National Geographic Society CEO Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

photo by Mark Thiessen, National GeographicIn "Exploration at the Extremes," National Geographic Society CEO Dr. Jill Tiefenthaler and Appalachian State University professor Dr. Baker Perry spotlight immersive expeditions and one-of-a-kind storytelling from the roof of the world to the depths of the ocean. This free and open-to-the-public event will serve as the keynote for the […]

An Evening with Author John Elder Robison

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

ABOUT THE BOOK Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers In Be Different, New York Times bestselling author of Look Me in the Eye shares a new batch of endearing stories about his childhood, adolescence, and young adult years, giving the reader a rare window into the Autistic mind. In his […]

Irina Zhorov

Plemmons Student Union 201-B Plemmons Student Union

Photo by Sam BrownThis event is co-sponsored by The Schaefer Center Presents series and Appalachian JournalNovelist Irina Zhorov was born in Uzbekistan, in the Soviet Union, and moved to Philadelphia on the eve of its dissolution. After failing to make use of a geology degree, she received an MFA from the University of Wyoming. Zhorov […]

Event Series First Year Showcase

First Year Showcase

multi-site outdoor event

Directed by Marianne Adams and Dr. Gina Grandi First Year Showcase connects first-year and transfer students with upper-level classmen and faculty/staff in our program. Together, they create and devise a new artistic community, an inclusive production incorporating anyone who wants to be involved. Open to all students who are interested in majoring or minoring in any of […]

Event Series First Year Showcase

First Year Showcase

multi-site outdoor event

Directed by Marianne Adams and Dr. Gina Grandi First Year Showcase connects first-year and transfer students with upper-level classmen and faculty/staff in our program. Together, they create and devise a new artistic community, an inclusive production incorporating anyone who wants to be involved. Open to all students who are interested in majoring or minoring in any of […]

Appalachian Celebration: Jack Wilkins’ Blue and Green Project

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

Presented by the Adrienne Finkel Jazz Residency FREE ADMISSION Hayes School of Music Alumnus Jack Wilkins will present an evening of original music inspired by Appalachian Mountain arts and culture, performing with an all-star group of musicians including prominent App State alumni and current students. See the concert program here! Jazz saxophonist and composer Jack […]

Event Series First Year Showcase

First Year Showcase

multi-site outdoor event

Directed by Marianne Adams and Dr. Gina Grandi First Year Showcase connects first-year and transfer students with upper-level classmen and faculty/staff in our program. Together, they create and devise a new artistic community, an inclusive production incorporating anyone who wants to be involved. Open to all students who are interested in majoring or minoring in any of […]

Event Series Rules for Living

Rules for Living

Valborg Theatre 480 Howard St, Boone, NC

by Sam Holcroftdirected by Derek Gagnier Rules for Living is a dark comedy about family dysfunction and societal norms. Playwright Sam Holfcroft explores coping with family dynamics and social constructs that limit behaviors through cognitive therapy. The play follows a family preparing for Christmas lunch; tensions begin to rise as they deal with family issues. […]

Event Series Rules for Living

Rules for Living

Valborg Theatre 480 Howard St, Boone, NC

by Sam Holcroftdirected by Derek Gagnier Rules for Living is a dark comedy about family dysfunction and societal norms. Playwright Sam Holfcroft explores coping with family dynamics and social constructs that limit behaviors through cognitive therapy. The play follows a family preparing for Christmas lunch; tensions begin to rise as they deal with family issues. […]

Event Series Rules for Living

Rules for Living

Valborg Theatre 480 Howard St, Boone, NC

by Sam Holcroftdirected by Derek Gagnier Rules for Living is a dark comedy about family dysfunction and societal norms. Playwright Sam Holfcroft explores coping with family dynamics and social constructs that limit behaviors through cognitive therapy. The play follows a family preparing for Christmas lunch; tensions begin to rise as they deal with family issues. […]

Event Series Rules for Living

Rules for Living

Valborg Theatre 480 Howard St, Boone, NC

by Sam Holcroftdirected by Derek Gagnier Rules for Living is a dark comedy about family dysfunction and societal norms. Playwright Sam Holfcroft explores coping with family dynamics and social constructs that limit behaviors through cognitive therapy. The play follows a family preparing for Christmas lunch; tensions begin to rise as they deal with family issues. […]

Event Series Rules for Living

Rules for Living

Valborg Theatre 480 Howard St, Boone, NC

by Sam Holcroftdirected by Derek Gagnier Rules for Living is a dark comedy about family dysfunction and societal norms. Playwright Sam Holfcroft explores coping with family dynamics and social constructs that limit behaviors through cognitive therapy. The play follows a family preparing for Christmas lunch; tensions begin to rise as they deal with family issues. […]

Emily Nemens

Plemmons Student Union 201-B Plemmons Student Union

This event is co-sponsored by The Schaefer Center Presents series and Appalachian Journal2023 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing, Novelist and Editor Emily Nemens is a writer, illustrator, editor, and educator. Her debut novel, The Cactus League, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in February 2020 and released in paperback by Picador in […]

Appalachian Symphony Orchestra and Asheville Youth Symphony

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

This is just one of the 200 concerts a year held at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, most free to attend. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances for the most up-to-date information on our events and to watch live-streamed performances. If you would like concert listings and Hayes School of Music news in your email inbox every […]

Band Spectacular (Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble)

Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts 733 Rivers St, Boone, NC

This is just one of the 200 concerts a year held at Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music, most free to attend. Visit music.appstate.edu/performances for the most up-to-date information on our events and to watch live-streamed performances. If you would like concert listings and Hayes School of Music news in your email inbox every […]