Welcome to Cannon Music Camp

A three-week music-filled retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Cannon Music Camp offers the most comprehensive course of musical instruction in the Southeast, 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 freshman to graduating seniors. Applications open December 1st each year and close the day prior to camp.

Cannon Music Camp is for serious student musicians who are rising high school freshman 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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If you would like to "GIVE" to our scholarship fund to help support these talented young musicians, please email us at cannonmusiccamp@appstate.edu

2017 Camp

Saturday, June 24th-Saturday, July 15th, 2017

To begin the process, please start at the "Application Process" tab at the top of this page.

We have many concerts for the public to attend, please see our Calendar for more specific dates. Our Finale Concerts are performed on the final week of camp, Thursday & Friday evening and then on Saturday morning to the mid-afternoon. Most concerts are streamed via your computer for easy viewing if you are not in town.

Please, listen to a selection of our past concerts  

2016 Cannon Music Camps Photos

2016 Highlights Video

live streamed events


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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 113
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
Camp Administrator:

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