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

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Our Mission

We provide OPPORTUNITY

We, in collaboration with the Hayes School of Music, provide access to a quality music education for people of all ages and all socioeconomic status in Boone and surrounding areas.

We focus on ENGAGEMENT

We focus on engaging and partnering with the community to cultivate and nurture creativity and a passion for music

We strive to EMPOWER

We strive to empower the individual while embodying a dynamic community of diversity and inclusion.

We create MUSIC

We create an artistic environment of acceptance, musical exploration, while embracing the integral role of music in our lives.

Upcoming CMS Performance Information

Monday, Dec. 2nd: Appalachian Youth Chorale(AYC) Final Sharing @ 7PM 

SHARING TIME: 7PM

Sharing will conclude by 7:30 pm. 

Location: Hayes School of Music Recital Hall 

 

Friday, Dec. 6th: AYC Turchin Center Sharing & Tree Lighting @ 5:30PM

Performance TIME: 5:30PM @ Jones House

Performance TIME: 6:45PM @ Turchin Center

Location: Jones House on King St. (604 West King St. Boone, NC, 28607)

Location: Tuchin Center for the Visual Arts (423 West King Street Boone, Boone, NC 28608)

 

Sunday, Dec. 8th: CMS Recital @ 3PM 

Recital TIME: 3PM

Recital will conclude by 4:30 pm. 

Location: Hayes School of Music Recital Hall 

*light reception will be held from 4:30-5PM*


Monday, Dec. 9th: CMS Recital @ 7PM 

Recital TIME: 7PM

Recital will conclude by 8:30 pm. 

 Location: Hayes School of Music Recital Hall

*light reception will be held from 8:30-9PM*

 

Friday, Dec. 13th: AYC Performance “A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas” 

SHOW TIME: 7:30 PM

Location: Appalachian Theatre (559 West King St. Boone, NC, 28607)

Doors for the show open at 6:30. The show begins at 7:00 pm and will last about 90 minutes. 

 

Saturday, Dec. 14th : AYC Performance “A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas” 

SHOW TIME: 3PM

Location: Appalachian Theatre (559 West King St. Boone, NC, 28607)

Doors for the show open at 2:30 pm. The show begins at 3:00 pm.


**Ticket Information for "A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas":

Tickets are now on sale for A Carolina Snowbelle Christmas!

  1.  Visit the tickets site or drop by the App Theatre Box Office.

  2.  If you want to avoid the additional online processing fees, you'll have to purchase at the App Theatre Box Office, which is open M-F from 11-3 and 1 hour before showtime on event days. 

Ticket prices:  

Gold Circle: $36

Regular adult: $22

Regular child:  $15 

**Any ticketing questions or concerns should be directed to the Appalachian Theatre of the High Country since ticketing is through their system.**



 

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 (asucommunitymusic@appstate.edu).

Ensemble Information

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

  • Appalachian Youth Chorale - AYC Spring Registration Opening Soon! Please visit our website again after Dec. 15th for more information about the spring semester. 
  • Piano Club - information coming soon! 

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, asucommunitymusic@appstate.edu
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