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, community programs, and private lessons for all ages. Tuition assistance options are available for our lessons and classes.

Save the date for our Spring programs! Registration for Spring 2022 classes and lessons will open by January 10. 

  • Hayes School of Music (college-level) ensembles will begin the week of January 10.
  • Private lessons may begin the week of January 10
  • Spring group programs will begin the week of January 31.

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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. We invite you to learn more about our programs and events. Connect with us at or call us at 828-262-3029. Join us in making music and get involved! 

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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 ( 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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