Appalachian Youth Chorale

AYC Spring Registration

Young performers will explore storytelling through music, while developing healthy singing techniques and music reading skills that can transfer to all genres of music. For more information, please call or email us at or 828-262-3029 (Community Music School, Hayes School of Music, ASU).

Dates: January 27, 2020 - May 4, 2020
Time: Monday Evenings, from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Appalachian State University, Broyhill Music Center Room 225
Registration: Opens December 16, 2019
Cost: $185.00 

Come try us out! There is no commitment for the first two classes!



How to Register for Appalachian Youth Chorale

  1. Please read the AYC Handbook to learn about our policies and important dates.

  2. Log in to your Iris Registration account (or create one) through the CMS Appalachian Youth Chorale link:  The code AYCSpring2020 will also take you to the AYC registration screen.

    1. Follow the prompts to enroll in AYC, or click “Create Additional Registration” from your main registration page. A minimum 50% deposit is required to register.

    2. The application for tuition assistance will be sent in the confirmation email after registration and deposit have been completed. 

  3. Fill out an information form for each student (this will collect important health information and pick-up permissions). You can access this from the registration form or in your confirmation email.

  4. Return to your Iris Registration account by February 10, 2019 in order to pay the remaining balance.

AYC Spring Performance Schedule

Performance Calendar for Appalachian Youth Chorale
April 3: Tentative Performance- Gallery Walk @ the Turchin Center, Time: TBD 
April 25: Performance for Mountaineer Choral Festival- 3:30 PM, Rosen Concert Hall
April 27: Dress Rehearsal - 6:00-7:30 PM, Broyhill Music Center Recital Hall, 813 Rivers Street, Boone, NC 28604
April 28: Performance at Appalachian Choral Concert - 8:00 PM, Rosen Concert Hall 
May 2: Tentative: FULL DAY Choral Clinic in Charlotte, NC with a trip to Carowinds *please hold the entire day* *Optional*
May 4: Final Sharing – 7:00 PM, Broyhill Music Center Recital Hall  


  • The cost for one semester of AYC is $185 per participant.

  • Payments are NOT made directly to the faculty members at any time. All payments must be processed through Conference and Camp Services. Please direct any billing questions to Lisl Doughton, CMS Program Manager, at

  • ASU students and families are eligible for a 5% discount on all orders. Please email Carrie Henderson ( before applying in order to have your Appstate email address verified and the discount applied. 

Tuition Assistance

We do offer tuition 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 will be sent in the confirmation email after your registration and deposit have been received. Our registration system requires a 50% payment to complete checkout and officially enroll in AYC (whether or not tuition assistance is requested for the remaining balance).

  • CMS processes tuition assistance requests at the beginning of each semester. Please allow 2-3 weeks for a response. (Requests will not be processed from Dec. 15-Jan. 15 due to the university being closed at that time.)

  • If you are committed to participating in AYC but are not able to make the 50% deposit, please contact Lisl Doughton, Program Manager, at, or Dr. Nicole Sonbert, Director, at We may be able to offer alternate arrangements on an individual basis. 


If a request for a refund is made before classes begin, a full refund minus a $30 processing fee will be granted. Otherwise, the amount refunded will be prorated in addition to the processing fee charged. There will be no refunds for the Appalachian Youth Chorale after February 10th, 2020. Please note that refunds will be made via the method payment was originally received and that this can take up to several weeks.