BOONE—Appalachian State University’s Community Music School (CMS) will hold an open house on Sunday, April 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at its facility at 134 Doctor’s Drive in Boone. Interim director Laura Chu Stokes and CMS instructors will be on hand to answer questions about CMS’ instrumental offerings, in addition information registration for both summer and fall lessons. Tours will be offered by current students.
Parking will be available on site for public use. Directions and further information can be found at http://music.appstate.edu/about/community-music-school.
“We are very excited to be offering for the first time instruction to children and adults this summer,” Stokes said. “CMS has always had two registrations for fall and spring but operating in our own facility now gives instructors the flexibility to teach interested students from May through August.”
CMS also will offer a Brass Blast Camp for rising 7th and 8th graders Aug. 3-6. “The camp will give students the opportunity to hone their skills on brass instruments and have fun too,” Stokes said. The Brass Blast camp will be led by Hayes School of Music faculty member James Stokes.
The Community Music School provides non-credit music instruction for children and adults in the local community and surrounding Western N.C. counties. University expertise is combined with area teaching artists to provide outstanding musical training. CMS offerings include the Appalachian Youth Chorale and instruction in violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, voice and flute. Stokes said there are plans to expand CMS’ offerings to include woodwind, brass and percussion.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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