Cannon Music Camp - The Southeast's Premier Comprehensive Music Camp!

Updated June 21, 2021 - Links to our Summer Masterclasses are being posted as they become available.
Please click here to list of updated masterclasses. 

Cannon Music Camp invites you to join us for a free online masterclass for each band and orchestra instrumental, singers, pianists, and even guitarists! Presented by Cannon Music Camp and Hayes School of Music faculty, the asynchronous masterclass offerings are designed to enrich musical knowledge and prepare students for future auditions.

Each masterclass will have unlimited access and will be available late June to early July on Cannon Music Camp’s website and on our YouTube channel.  Featured for the instrumentalists will be demonstrations and recordings of the new 9-10 and 11-12 All-State Band Solos!


If you are interested in being included on the 2022 Camp Contact list please complete the
2022 Cannon Music Camp Interest Form


Cannon Music Camp is the premier comprehensive music camp in the Southeast. Cannon Camp is a three-week music-filled retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, with intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. Campers participate in daily ensemble rehearsals and music theory classes in an atmosphere that elevates everyone’s musicianship. Equally important is the one-on-one instruction each camper receives in weekly private lessons.  Open to serious student musicians who are rising high school freshmen to rising college freshmen. Applications will open around the first of December and close the day prior to camp.

Cannon Music Camp is for serious student musicians who are rising high school freshmen to graduating seniors. You will learn and perform with the Hayes School of Music Faculty. Finale Performances are held in Rosen Concert Hall. Attending our summer camp is a great way to learn about the Hayes School of Music, our faculty, and staff along with the campus and surrounding area of Boone, North Carolina. 

In Memory and Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Cannon

Cannon Music Camp would like to acknowledge the continuing financial support of The Mariam and Robert Hayes Charitable Trust. Without this support, this outstanding musical experience would not be possible. If you are interested in a brief history of the camp, please see the attached PDF.

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Interested in Private Lessons for Summer 2021?

For students who crave the focus of private lessons that are typically offered during our face-to-face camp, Cannon Music Camp has partnered with the Hayes School of Music’s Community School to offer virtual, tuition based private lessons with Cannon Music Camp Faculty.  Registration and tuition information can be found by clicking here.



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Mailing Address:
Cannon Music Camp
ASU Box 32031
Boone, North Carolina 28608
Physical Address:
Cannon Music Camp
Broyhill Music Center
813 Rivers Street - Room 115
Boone, North Carolina 28608
Phone: 828-262-4091
Fax: 828-262-3021 
Please contact our office for all information regarding the Camp and the process for applying:



Please use this email address for all correspondence.

Camp Director:
Mr. James G. Daugherty
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