Registration and Calendar

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.

Please be sure to contact individual instructors to confirm arrangements prior to registering for lessons.

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If you are an App State employee, you receive a 5% discount on all registrations. Please email Carrie Henderson @ to get your email account approved and the 5% discount applied to registration.

Approval of Policies and Procedures

By submitting your payment and registration form, you are agreeing to abide by the policies of the Community Music School. The Community Music School reserves the right to change any curricular offering, policy, procedure or fee. Please take a moment to read the following policies regarding study at the CMS. These policies exist to create a user-friendly and misunderstanding-free environment for students, parents and teachers.

Office Hours & Contact Information

The CMS year begins on August 15, 2019. CMS Office will be closed during December 15-January 15, 2019. Classes will resume on January 16, 2020.

Office Phone Number: (828) 262 – 3029
Monday - Friday: TBD - Office hours are limited, please email with questions
Address: 134 Doctor Drive, Boone, NC, 28607

Lessons 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.

In an Emergency

If App State closes due to weather or any other emergency, CMS lessons and classes will be cancelled. These lessons and classes will be made up by CMS Faculty. The missed lesson may be made up in several ways:

  1. adding additional time to future lessons (i.e. adding 15 min. to the next two lessons)
  2. scheduling an hour-long lesson on a future date, or
  3. rescheduling the lesson for another day and time

Every effort will be made to notify students as soon as possible of the cancellation. If you are unsure whether classes have been cancelled, look for announcements on the Appalachian State University Homepage. In the event that classes/lessons are cancelled due to inclement weather, those activities will be rescheduled. If the ASU-CMS is open and you cannot travel to your class/lesson, please contact your teaching artist. The ASU-CMS may possibly be open when the Watauga County Public Schools are closed; do not assume that lessons are automatically cancelled before contacting CMS and your teacher.

During the academic year,  ASU-CMS will be closed on Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays: for all holidays/breaks, please confirm teaching schedules with your individual instructor.

If you have any issues with your online registration, please email Frances Keel at