Community Music School

Community Music School

The Community Music School has been an outreach program of UNCSA since 1976. Located in the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem and online, the school offers a high quality music education to students of all ages and levels of experience. Group courses and private lessons are offered in a wide range of instruments and styles and are taught by some of the area’s top working musicians.

A variety of courses are offered, including Suzuki Method instruction and diverse ensemble opportunities. Students who desire a preparatory experience can enrich their individual lesson experience with music theory/ear training group classes and ensemble instruction to craft a challenging, rewarding and joyful programs of intensive study in our Preparatory Division. When you register for classes at the Community Music School, you also gain access to select benefits, including: 

  • Performance opportunities in and outside the school, music theory classes, referrals to community ensembles and free workshops with CMS faculty and guest musicians.
  • Ability to request complimentary tickets to a variety of UNCSA performances, master classes, etc.
  • A connection with the UNCSA School of Music, which ensures that students are focusing on appropriate material for the audition, should they choose to pursue a degree at UNCSA.
  • Families are eligible for discounted enrollment in some group classes.

Fall semester CMS registration is now open!

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Piedmont Youth Chorus logoThe UNCSA Community Music School is proud to partner with The Piedmont Youth Chorus to expand comprehensive multifaceted music education opportunities available to students in our community. Learn more about the ensembles and performance schedule of the Piedmont Youth Chorus here.