Community Music School
Welcome to the Community Music School at Appalachian State University! We offer group lessons for students 5-18 and private lessons for all ages. Tuition assistance options are available for our lessons and classes.
- During our 2021 Summer term we will be offering online private lessons for all ages (but no group programs).
- Summer lessons will be held between June 1 and July 30. Students can choose to have 4 or 8 lessons.
- We are not yet certain whether in-person lessons will be an option, but will open registration when we are able to provide full details on our lesson options (by the end of May).
Cannon Music Camp and the Community Music School
The Community Music School (CMS) is proud to offer online private lessons with Cannon Music Camp faculty this summer! These experienced teachers, many of whom are App State faculty, will offer private lessons through the regular CMS registration process.
In addition to private lessons through CMS, Cannon Music Camp will be offering free online masterclasses for high school music students. No registration or sign-up is required for these masterclasses. Classes will be available in July on the camp website. For more information visit cannon.appstate.edu This summer’s Cannon Music Camp masterclass offerings will have a special focus on North Carolina All-District/State Band, Honors Orchestra, and Honors Choir auditions for 2021-2022 for those areas, as well as offerings for piano and guitar.
The following Cannon Music Camp faculty and App State professors will be offering private lessons through the Community Music School this summer:
Thank You to the Watauga Arts Council and NC Arts Council!
The Spring 2021 semester of the Appalachian Youth Chorale was supported by a Grassroots Grant! This project was funded through the Watauga County Arts Council, a Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council (www.NCArts.org). CMS would like to thank Amber Bateman, Executive Director of the Watauga Arts Council, and the WAC team for making this grant possible!