Mark your calendar for the 56th Season of Cannon Music Camp!

June 22- July 13, 2024

Cannon Music Camp is the premier comprehensive music camp in the Southeast. The 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 direct instruction each camper receives in weekly one-hour lessons.

Attending Cannon Music Camp is a great way to learn about the Hayes School of Music, our faculty, staff, the campus, and surrounding area of Boone, North Carolina. Campers learn and perform with the Hayes School of Music Faculty. Finale Performances are held in Rosen Concert Hall

  • Cannon Music Camp is open to dedicated and inspired student musicians who are rising high school freshmen to rising college freshmen. 
  • Applications for the 2024 camp will open in November for returning campers and December for new campers. Join us in 2024!
Apply to Camp

Apply to Camp

Learn more about the application process and apply to Cannon Music Camp.  Applications open to returning campers in November and to new campers on December 1.

All-State and All-District Solo Videos

All-State and All-District Solo Videos

Auditioning for All-State or All-District band or orchestra in North Carolina? Make this year's audition the best ever! Practice with support from video demonstrations by faculty from Cannon Music Camp and the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University.

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, view a brief history of the camp.

If you would like to "GIVE" to our scholarship fund to help support these talented young musicians, please email us at

The Hayes School of Music and Appalachian State University have kept the safety and health of our campers, staff, guests, and faculty at the forefront of our efforts during the pandemic.  We work with the CDC guidelines, State of North Carolina mandates, State System of Higher Education guidelines and any restrictions ordered by Appalachian State University.  The most current information on our policies and practices can be found at  We will continually update and monitor conditions that might require change.  Please let our camp staff know if you have any questions or concerns.  We will offer updates or changes via email or on our camp web page.