Community Music School Launches New Pay What You Can Model

Appalachian State’s Community Music School is excited to offer a new Pay What You Can model for its group classes, and financial assistance is available for private lessons. They are committed to making music accessible for ALL!

Course Offerings (Visit the website for more details):
Guitar (private and group classes)
Ukulele (private and group classes)
Discover Music (Infant to age 3)
Let’s Play Piano! (group piano class separated by age group)
Vocal Academy (high school program for motivated high school vocalists)
Youth Orchestra
Appalachian Youth Chorale
Hit Maker (middle and high school program for those interested in composing their own music on-line)

Registration is Now Open! For more information please go to our website: music.appstate.edu/cms or contact Dr. Nicole Sonbert: sonbertn@appstate.edu

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!

Registration is open for Appalachian State’s Community Music School

The Community Music School (CMS) at Appalachian State University announces that online registration for the fall semester is now open through Friday, August 24.

ASU-CMS provides non-credit music instruction for youth and adults in the local community as well as surrounding Western NC counties. Director of CMS Laura Chu Stokes says, “we’re excited to begin our 15th year of music instruction to students in the High Country. And new this year is a Drumming Circle for youth & adults. Our instructor, Shawn Roberts has many years of drumming and percussion experience and can’t wait to get started.”

Instruction is offered at the CMS building in Boone on 134 Doctors Drive in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, guitar and drumset/snare.

Instructors include Appalachian State music faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as area teaching artists. Students enrolled in the CMS program have multiple opportunities to perform in both formal and informal settings such as on stage at the Hayes School of Music and holiday gatherings in the fall and spring at Brian Estates, a senior community in Boone.

The CMS website is: https://music.appstate.edu/about/community-music-school. For further general information and details on financial aid for qualified students, please contact Laura Chu Stokes at stokeslc@appstate.edu.

ASU Community Music School registration is now open!

The Community Music School (CMS) at Appalachian State University announces that online registration for the fall semester is open now through Friday, August 25.

ASU Community Music School

ASU-CMS provides non-credit music instruction for children and adults in the local community as well as surrounding Western NC counties. Instructors include Appalachian State students, faculty and professional teaching artists. Director of CMS Laura Chu Stokes says, “the CMS instructors are excited to begin another year with their students. It’s a great place to learn a musical skill, whether as a young beginner or as an adult returning to brush up his/her skills.” Instruction is offered at the CMS building in Boone – 134 Doctors Dr – in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, trumpet, saxophone, guitar and percussion.

An additional offering is the Appalachian Youth Chorale (AYC), a community choir comprised of 3rd-8th grade students with unchanged voices. AYC rehearses weekly at 4:30 on Tuesday afternoons at Grace Lutheran church.

The website link for CMS registration is: http://music.appstate.edu/about/community-music-school. For further information, please contact Laura Chu Stokes at stokeslc@appstate.edu.