Congratulations to WLU Music alum Bethany Fernbaugh (née Snyder) who was recently awarded “Teacher of the Year” honors for Hancock County, WV. Ms. Fernbaugh, a Brooke High School graduate, is the General Music and Choir Director at Oak Glen Middle School. She graduated from West Liberty in 2009 with a Music Education degree and then went on to earn a Masters in Music Education from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in Connecticut in 2014. Her Masters study was focused on the Kodály Method – a music education pedagogy developed by Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály in the 1930s and 40s.
Andy Blum, a 2010 graduate of West Liberty, works at Technology Services Group (TSG) in Wheeling as an audio and video engineer/producer. Andy studied Music Technology at West Liberty before heading down to Middle Tennessee State University to get a Masters degree in Recording Arts and Technologies.