Community Music School at Appalachian State University (APP STATE-CMS)

Community Music School

Welcome to the Community Music School at Appalachian State University! We offer group programs, ensembles, and private lessons for all ages. Tuition assistance options are available for our lessons and classes.

Programs are in session - check out our Spring 2024 offerings and plan to join our programs for Fall 2024!
CMS does not offer any summer lessons or classes. High school students can check out Cannon Music Camp for a comprehensive summer music experience!
Registration is currently closed and will reopen in August. Due to our summer break, responses from the CMS office may be delayed during the May-July period, and we are not able to accept pre-registrations/lesson reservations during this time. 

Explore Our Programs!



Group Programs and Private Lessons



Private Lessons

Programs We Offer

Programs at App State's Broyhill Music Center

Private Lessons (also available online)

Group Programs

Hayes School of Music ensembles open to the community

Who We Are

The Community Music School is a non-profit organization that proudly serves Boone and the surrounding communities by making the musical arts accessible for people of all ages and backgrounds. We offer private music lessons, classes, ensembles, and community events.  Connect with us at or call us at 828-262-6629. Join us in making music and get involved! 

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