Before You Get to Camp & Registration

Before You Get to Camp

Choose your Meal PlanPrior to the beginning of camp, you should have already selected your meal plan choice from the 3-tier program. Included in the meal plan fee is a computer photo I.D. card. After the photo ID is subtracted ($7.45), along with one picnic and banquet (total of $23.00), the meal plan is then reduced to a decreasing balance account. Additional funds may be deposited in your food account after camp begins with Visa/MasterCard by calling ASU Food Services -AppCard Office is open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. APPCARD OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: 828-262-6141. We recommend that you wait a week or so, and then be conservative with your deposits. Due to contractual agreements with Food Services, no refunds will be made on unspent funds. In addition to ASU Food Services, a variety of restaurants are within walking distance of campus. On your health form we asked you if you had specific food choices (ex. vegetarian or vegan) to ensure there is a food choice for you at our picnics and banquets. If you need to update this information, contact our office. For more details, please refer to this link http://cannon.appstate.edu/apply/fees/meal-plan-options.

Tuition and Meal Plan Fees: The Tuition and Meal plan fees should be paid in full by the 15th of June. We understand this may not work for all, and that is not a problem. To make other arrangements, please contact our office. We accept check and money orders, along with Visa and MasterCard payments.

Airport Transportation: For those traveling to camp by air, we provide (for a fee) transportation to and from Charlotte International Airport (CLT). Reservations for this service must be made prior and finalized by June 1st. Please see the section Getting To Camp for more information on arrival and departures times and making a reservation.

Health Services: We require an emergency/medical release form, which you completed with the required forms. This form was returned to our office before the beginning of camp; you cannot receive medical attention without it. Campers have use of ASU Health Services while here as part of the tuition fee. The infirmary is open 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Although all reasonable safety precautions are taken to protect you, Cannon Music Camp and Appalachian State University cannot be responsible for camp accidents. You are also covered under a limited accident policy (copy available in the camp office). If illness should occur, contact your counselor, head counselor, or either of the deans, DAY OR NIGHT. You will be taken to the ASU Health services at 828-262-3100 or to Watauga Medical Center's Emergency Room if needed.

Optional Items Due Prior to Registration Day

Pre-Register for the items below: Send in the registration form(s) and check (payable to Cannon Music Camp) prior to camp. If the faculty schedule cannot accommodate you OR you are unable to take the class due to your schedule, we will return the check to you. Additionally, if you did not pre-register, and your schedule changes and you CAN take the class, you can pay by check, cash or credit card on the 1st Tuesday. Contact our office for details or payment. Registration materials will be enclosed in your packet; which will be mailed mid-May.

Secondary Lessons: You already receive with your camp fee 3 one-hour private lessons on your main instrument or voice as part of the camp tuition. If you are interested in taking private lessons on another instrument or voice, you can if your schedule and the faculty’s schedule permit. This optional lesson is as follows: $70 for 3 half-hour lessons, and $140 for 3 one-hour lessons.

Piano Class (beginner level and advanced level): This class has several sections but is limited in enrollment. Beginner class is designed for students with no prior piano skill.

Advanced Piano Class: is offered with the following pre-requisites:

Ideally, Advanced piano students will have had at least 2 years of private study prior to camp (although exceptions may be made). Students should demonstrate a familiarity with the following:

  • Ability to locate most notes in the correct octave on the keyboard
  • Reading easily from the Grand Staff (treble & bass clefs bracketed together)
  • Playing chords (2-3 notes together in the same hand) underneath a melody
  • Playing outside the 5-finger position
  • Playing in various keys 

 This optional class is as follows: $ 40 for beginner or advanced group lessons. The fee includes materials.

Alexander Technique: Alexander Technique is an internationally recognized method designed to increase performance ability through the discovery of ways, which may relieve performance anxiety. This class is taught by Dr. Rob Falvo, a certified Alexander Technique teacher. Classes are scheduled 1 day a week with a class size of 4 to 8 people, and total spaces available will be 32.   This optional class is as follows: $60 fee includes materials.

Due at Registration

Balance due of any tuition fees.

Camper Conduct Code form: Required for Registration- signed by camper and parent/guardian. Form is included in the packet and online.

Parent ID Release of Liability Form: Required for Registration- completed by parent/guardian, and is used when a camper has permission to leave with a friend or family member.  Form is included in the packet and online. 

Instrument Locker: For storage of your instrument, music, etc., in the music building. $5.00 for the 3 weeks, payable by cash or check only. (Optional, but highly encouraged item)

Instrument Rental: Tubas, Double Basses, Cellos and others may be rented from the School of Music for only $10 for the 3 weeks, payable by cash or check only. Advance registration is required; contact our office for reservation or details. (Optional item). 

Optional Items at Camp

Student Recreation Center: ASU's recreation center, complete with facilities for fitness training(no weight training), aerobic exercise, swimming pool and indoor sports is available to campers aged 16 and older or if younger with supervision for $5 per visit. Stop by the camp office - M-F to purchase your pass. There are tennis courts, which are open for your use for no cost, (bring your own equipment). There are also fields to play Frisbee, etc. (Optional item)

Here Are Some Items That You May Need Money for During Camp

Extra Money: We recommend that you bring your extra money in the form of a debit card. With the usual identification requirements, they may be used for purchases at all campus locations and Boone businesses. Alternately, there are several ATMs on campus. Bringing large amounts of cash is not recommended. CMC is not responsible for any cash that is lost or stolen.

Laundry: Washers and Dryers are located in the Living Learning Center, First Floor. Cost is $1.50 per load. (There is no change machine in the residence hall; bring some quarters or as you are out and about through the week, get change.) You need to bring your own laundry supplies (detergent, fabric softener, etc.).

Food: (1) To add to your meal card call Food Services at 828-262-6141 (weekdays only). When camper uses meal card, look at the cash register, it will show your balance. You can add funds by credit card (Not necessary at the start of camp and only if needed later). (2) Campers may have the opportunity, if they desire, to dine away from campus on some evenings or weekends. Should they make this choice they will need cash to pay for those meals that are outside of the meal plan. (3) Snacks/Vending Machines are the responsibility of the camper.

Other Expenses: We have obtained special rates for some off-campus activities, and several are free. You are not required to attend activities that cost extra.  

Packing Items You Will Need

Linens: Twin XL size (39x80) bed linens or called college bedding (not standard size twin sheets; if you do not have the Twin XL sheets, full size sheets will fit loosely), pillow, towels, washcloths, and a light blanket. Mattress cover is optional (mattress’s are vinyl and cold). These items are not provided as part of the dorm fee.

Items you will want: Toiletries, a lightweight jacket or sweater, umbrella (you will be walking about campus, and it will rain), alarm clock, swimsuit if using the UREC center, and tennis equipment if using the courts. We also recommend a change of clothes for our "Price Park" day, the creeks are deep enough to swim or just get wet and muddy. Pack a set of clothes/shoes that can get wet/dirty. A complete list of "What to Bring" is included in your packet and online.

Clothing:

Event

Ladies

Gentleman

Weekday Concerts

(There are at least 2-3 concerts a week so plan accordingly when you pack.  This could be something you would wear to school but definitely not too casual.  No flip-flops, t-shirts, jeans with holes, shorts – basically not your most casual clothes.)

Good jeans, slacks, or a skirt with a nice blouse or a dress** No shorts

Good jeans or khaki type pants/slacks, and a short or long sleeve shirt with a collar.

No shorts

Sunday Concerts

(There are concerts on both Sundays during camp. This is not what you would normally wear to school but something nicer.  Think in terms of church/worship or NHS/Beta Club induction service.)  

Dress slacks or skirt with a nice blouse or a dress**

Dress slacks, a collar dress shirt, and a tie is requested.

*Performances and the

Final Awards Banquet/Dinner

(You will be involved in at least 2-3 performances, possibly 4.)

A dress (it does not need to be an expensive dress) or dress slacks/blouse (Black preferred for performance. **We prefer a long dress for you to wear as a performer while dresses for attending a concert or the banquet can be of any appropriate length.)

Dress slacks, dress shirt with a collar, and a tie required; add a sport coat or wear a suit. 

(Students who own a tuxedo have worn them for performances but a tuxedo is not required.)

Normal Daily Schedule

(What you wear to classes, ensemble rehearsals, and around campus when not attending a specific special event.)

We follow a public school dress code. Casual clothing is permitted but shoulders and torsos must be completely covered. Shorts are permitted but may not be too short. Shoes must be worn outside the residence hall and in the residence hall lobby. 

An Extra Word About Attire: Please remember that all performance attire should allow you to "blend in" with the other performers. The only think that should be "loud" when you perform is the sound you are making, not the clothes you are wearing. If you choose to show disregard for the other performers with your attire choices, you may not be allowed to perform. When in doubt, black is always appropriate for concert attire.

Everyone will have 2-3 performances and an Awards/Banquet night (this is when we take our Camp Photo) so plan accordingly. Gentlemen, if you do not own a sport coat or suit, please plan on wearing black or khaki pants, a collar shirt, and a tie.

Many campers like to go out to dinner in Boone, so plan to bring summer outfits you can enjoy during your free time. Boone has a casual atmosphere in most all of the restaurants. Biggest complaint we get from the ladies "we did not know to bring outfits for evenings out in Boone".

Look at our Facebook site for past performance photos (a link on our website, you do not need to be a FB user to access) or: www.facebook.com/cannonmusiccamp.

Instruments: You are expected to furnish your own instruments (except pianists & percussionists-but do bring your sticks). A limited number of instruments such as tubas, double basses, or cellos may be rented from the School of Music for a fee of $10, advance reservations are required. Contact our office.

INSTRUMENTALISTS SHOULD BRING A FOLDING MUSIC STAND and Percussionists their sticks, Pianists bring music you are studying.

Also, all instruments should be in good working order before you arrive at camp. Instrument repairs performed while you are here are not included in the cost of camp. It will be your responsibility to pay for any repairs done locally. Additionally, it is a good idea to have your instruments insured in case of damage, loss, etc.

You may bring, BUT: Cannon Music Camp recognizes the fact that personal electronic devices such as laptop computers, tablets, and smart phones are very integrated into the school, work, and home life of today's society.  We are firmly committed to the belief that personal electronics are not suitable to be used during musical lessons, rehearsals, classroom instruction, during a musical performance as either a performer or listener, or after “lights out”.   These devices should not only be silenced, but also turned off while campers are engaged these activities. Use of these devices at an inappropriate time will result in confiscation of the device and revocation of privileges. As with any other personal property, Cannon Music Camp, Appalachian State University, or our staff will not be responsible for any lost or stolen cellular telephones or computers or their maintenance. Many of these items are very small and left unattended may easily disappear. It is advised that you label all headphones, cords, devices, and other items with your name. (Use tape, label maker, or marker, whatever your find convenient).

There are several points of access for the Internet in the residence hall computer lab.  We encourage use of this area.   Appalachian does offer access to the Internet as a visitor in common areas; however, Wi-Fi access is restricted in the residence hall, and we cannot guarantee you will have access. It is not possible for our staff to individually trouble shoot technology problems for each camper.  Also understand that the Internet is not filtered in the University setting.  We encourage parents to remind campers of Internet safety and acceptable use prior to camp.  

You may not bring: Camp policy prohibits the use of bicycles, skateboards, inline skates, motorized vehicles, and personal automobiles.  This is for your safety and accountability.  Most everything that is needed by a camper is within walking distance.  There are a few days during camp that it will be permissible to use the "Appalcart," a free bus system in Boone, the service does not run late in the evenings. This is monitored by a sign-out system.  Previous campers have found this helpful for trips to venues such as Wal-Mart or a movie.   

Room and Roommates: Everything possible will be done to honor mutual roommate requests, which should be in the camp office no later than May 15th. Room and roommate assignments will have been made when you check into the Living Learning Center after Registration. Counselors will be there to assist you.

Packages and Mail for Campers: Please have anyone sending you anything to camp to be sure to include your name, suite and room number on the package or letter. Mail letters to our ASU Box 32031 AND packages to our physical address. US Postal, UPS, and FED EX are accepted.

We do not receive mail or packages on the weekends or holidays.

Our Contact Information:

Letters:

Cannon Music Camp
ASU Box 32031 (CAMPER NAME -SUITE /RM #)
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Packages via USPS:

Cannon Music Camp (CAMPER NAME -SUITE /RM #)
813 Rivers Street- Broyhill Music Center
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Packages via FedEx/UPS:

Cannon Music Camp (CAMPER NAME -SUITE /RM #)
Living Learning Center
305 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28608

828-262-4091 phone
828-262-3021 fax

Office Administrator, Greg Snodgrass cannonmusiccamp@appstate.edu

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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:
 

EMAIL ADDRESS

cannonmusiccamp
@appstate.edu

Please use this email address for all correspondence.

Camp Director:
Mr. James G. Daugherty
 
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