Alumni & Honors

MARS HILL UNIVERSITY MUSIC ALUMNI FACTS

  • Since 2007, Mars Hill University Department of Music has had a 100% job placement rate for our Bachelors of Music Education graduates who wished to teach in the public schools.
  • Four Past Presidents of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association are Mars Hill University alumni: Michael Wilson, Fran Shelton, Anne Reese, and Michael Robinson.
  • All of our graduates teaching band in public high schools made a Superior rating at the 2014 MPA Band Festival at Brevard College.
  • In his first year as band director at Asheville Middle School, Kevin Young (Bachelor of Music Education, MHU, 2013)¬†placed four students (more than any other school in the district) in the District Jazz Band.¬† One of these four, a trumpet player, also made First Chair in All-State Jazz Band and is in the NC Honor Band.

GRADUATE SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY MHU STUDENTS

** denotes Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Armed Forces School of Music; University of Texas; University of California, Los Angeles**; Schwob School of Music, Columbus (GA) State University**; Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music; University of North Carolina, Greensboro**; University of Massachusetts Amherst**; North Carolina School of the Arts**; University of Tennessee**; University of Nevada, Las Vegas**; Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music**; New York University**; University of North Carolina, Greensboro**; University of Michigan; Lee University; The Ohio State University; Columbia University; University of South Carolina; Mercer University, McAfee School of Theology; Emory University, Candler School of Theology; Campbell University, School of Theology; Indiana University; University of Colorado; University of Illinois; Florida State University; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Southern Methodist University