Community Music School at Appalachian State University (ASU-CMS)

Please Come, One and All!

Appalachian Youth Chorale's first rehearsal will be at 6:00pm on Monday, August 26 in Room 225 Broyhill Music Center, ASU. All are welcome to join! Haven't registered? Come give us a try - no commitment for the first 2 rehearsals!

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Registration and Payment

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Lesson and Rate Information

Students/families will be able to register for a minimum of 3 lessons at a time. You can register for the number of lessons that you and your teacher agree upon during the initial consultation. Please remember to arrange and schedule lessons with your teacher PRIOR to registering. Throughout the year, students/families will be able to add lessons to their registration at no additional registration fee cost as needed and determined in consultation with your teacher.

Tuition Assistance

We do offer payment plans, & assistance; your balance does not need to be paid all at once!

Our assistance funding comes primarily through donations. We appreciate your honesty about your needs, as we have limited funds and want to make these programs possible for the maximum number of families.

The application for tuition assistance is included during registration. Please email CMS director for any additional questions, Dr. Nicole Sonbert (

New Offerings

Appalachian Youth ChoraleWe're excited to be offering 2 new opportunities this semester! 

  • Appalachian Youth Chorale - Does your child love to sing? Come try us out! No commitment for first 2 classes!
  • Piano Club - Small group classes to learn about the foundations of beginning piano


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Our Mission

Our mission is to transform lives through sustained and deeply engaging experiences in music. Appalachian State University Community Music School provides non-credit music instruction for children and adults in our local community as well as surrounding Western NC counties. We are uniquely able to combine university expertise with area teaching artists to provide outstanding musical training. Come and celebrate musical excellence with us!

Location & Contact

  • CMS building Doctors DriveLessons take place at 134 Doctor Drive, Boone, NC 28607
  • If you are working with an App State Faculty member, these lessons will be held in their office on campus in the Broyhill Music Center
  • The Appalachian Youth Choir will take place in the Broyhill Music Center Room 225.
  • Piano Group Class will take place at 134 Doctor Drive, Boone, NC 28607 

Physical Address:
134 Doctor Drive 
Boone, NC 28607

Director: Dr. Nicole Sonbert,
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