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Community Music School

Community Music School

Updated Information: All lessons and group classes transitioned to video/ online instruction on March 12, and will continue to meet remotely until further notice. We will provide updated information as soon as it is available. New students may still join a studio by filling out an inquiry form

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The Community Music School has been an outreach program of UNCSA since 1976. Located in the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem and on the main UNCSA campus, 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.


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