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Music Performances Featured on “Appalachian Perspective”

BOONE – The latest episode of “Appalachian Perspective” features musical selections from UNC-TV’s hour-long special called “An Appalachian Showcase,” which highlighted Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music.

Selections from the UNC-TV program include a vocal duet and performances by the University Singers, Hayes String Quartet, Appalachian Symphony Orchestra and Gospel Choir.

Hosted by Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock, “Appalachian Perspective” also includes an interview with the music school’s dean, Dr. William G. Harbinson. He discusses the making of the UNC-TV special, in which more than a dozen student performances were recorded before a live audience. The special premiered in January and will air several times throughout the year.

“I was very proud of the students, the way they handled themselves so professionally. They really are talented and dedicated young people,” Harbinson said. “‘An Appalachian Showcase’ raises the perception of the diversity and the quality of music we do here at Appalachian. It really raises the perception not just of the music school, but of the quality of the whole university.”

” Appalachian Perspective” is a production of the university’s Office of Public Affairs and the Department of Communication. The episode titled “Musical Highlights from ‘An Appalachian Showcase'” airs locally through mid-March.

In Watauga County, “Appalachian Perspective” can be seen on Charter Communication’s Channel 21 weekdays at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Channel 2 at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; and on MTN’s Channel 18 at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Video clips, as well as the full program, can be viewed online at

For air dates of UNC-TV’s “An Appalachian Showcase,” visit