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: For further general information and details on financial aid for qualified students, please contact Laura Chu Stokes at

App State’s Community Music School Holiday Craft Sale

Calling all music lovers – browse and purchase local adult and kid crafters’ items and support ASU Community Music School! There will be music, raffles, sweets, and much more. Please make plans to go by and enjoy the fun!

Hours: Fri, Dec 1 from 6-8p & Sat, Dec 2 from 10a-2p.

Address: 134 Doctors Dr, Boone, NC 28607

The Community Music School at ASU Announces Spring 2017 Registration

community-music-school-app-stateThe Community Music School , located at 134 Doctors Drive, provides non-credit music instruction for children and adults in the High Country. Instructors include Appalachian State faculty, teaching artists and music professionals to provide students with outstanding musical training.  Spring semester 14-week lessons begin the week of January 9, 2017.  Half-semester of 7 individual lessons are also available.

You can register online through December 10 — late registration with an additional $50 fee is December 11-12.

For further info, click on: or email Laura Chu Stokes at