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 lessons for students 5-18 and private lessons for all ages. Tuition assistance options are available for our lessons and classes. Our programs are currently all online for Spring 2021, so we welcome participants from near and far to join our virtual community! 

Have a question? Connect with us at our office hours or by email!

Thank You to the Watauga Arts Council and NC Arts Council!

This semester of the Appalachian Youth Chorale is 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 ( CMS would like to thank Amber Bateman, Executive Director of the Watauga Arts Council, and the WAC team for making this grant possible!

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 Group Programs

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Who Are We?

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. We invite you to learn more about our programs and events. Contact us for more information by emailing us at or call us at 828-262-3029. Join us in making music and get involved! 

Connect With Us

Follow the Community Music School on Instagram and Facebook! @appcommunitymusic


"I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to have access to music instruction and performance opportunities in their community." Dr. Nicole Sonbert, Director