Rene Ochoa

Dr. Ochoa lived in Austin, Texas during the late 1960s, where he was involved with the “Austin Music Scene.” He was active and acutely conscious of the various social movements that were happening at that time, including opposition to the war in Vietnam, the civil rights movement, the beginnings of the feminist and environmental movements, and others. Dr. Ochoa received his undergraduate and Masters degrees from San José State University (California) in music theory and composition, and his Doctoral degree from The College-Conservatory of Music at The University of Cincinnati (Ohio) in instrumental conducting. In 2009, Dr. Ochoa moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Asheville, NC, where he taught at Asheville-Buncombe Community College and currently resides with his wife Karen and son Victor. In the Fall of 2015 he began teaching at Appalachian State University, and he plans to move to Boone in the near future

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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