App State Community Music School @ HUB Station


 Music is Balm for the Soul!

The Community Music School (CMS), part of the Hayes School of Music at App State, is launching face-to-face music classes at The HUB Station in a partnership that will expand community outreach by App State’s CMS and arts programming at HUB Station.

CMS is offering youth classes in guitar, as long as the current health climate will allow. Classes will launch again during spring semester of 2022. Youth Chorale will accept ages 8-12, and other classes will designate age limitations. CMS’s HUB Station programs, led by local teachers from Hudson and Boone, is housed in HUB Station, giving access to a dedicated classroom and other common spaces for instruction and performance, including The Performing Arts Suite.

The Community Music School offers “Pay What You Can” options for its group programs. Participants can select from a range of prices in registration ($250, $185, $125, $75 and $0). There is also a $25 registration fee. 

Students/Families that need financial assistance may indicate so by selecting a cost less than the full cost of $250 for a series of 12 weekly classes.

Registration for ASU CMS Classes is handled by App State registration online. The contact phone number is 828-262-3029.

      All news related to classes will appear here, on The HUB Station Facebook page, and on the App State CMS website. Click the link below.


Dr. Sonbert is currently the Director of the Community Music School for the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University. She is a Mezzo-Soprano  recognized for work as a performer, clinician, guest presenter, adjudicator, and guest conductor. 

She is a graduate of University of Kentucky with a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance. Her research area encompasses Evaluating Appropriate Repertoire for Developing Singers: An African-American Art Song Anthology. Sonbert was previously the Youth & Family Programs Manager for Seattle Opera, as well as a part of the voice faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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Interested in App State Community Music?

For information about community music classes at The HUB Station, as a student or an instructor, contact the Community Music School at 828-262-3029. We’re happy to extend our programs to The HUB Station in Caldwell County, NC!