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.

  • Registration will open in August for group programs and private lessons. You can see examples of past programs on the website, many of which will resume this Fall in Boone and Hudson. An official announcement of the upcoming programs will be shared here in August. We look forward to making music with you this Fall!

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Group Programs and Private Lessons



Group Programs



Private Lessons

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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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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