Cannon Music Camp - June 20th to July 11th, 2020

Camp & Application Requirements

2020 Camp
Saturday, June 20th to
Saturday, July 11th, 2020
Applications Open December 2nd, 2019

  • Application requirements: Camp is for rising high school freshmen to graduating high school seniors. Cannon Music Camp seeks to accept those students who have a strong sense of character and citizenship, along with superlative musical and scholar achievements. The camp does not wish to admit the student who is unable to act responsibly, follow directions, or accept constructive criticism. We request the applicant's school administration to evaluate the student's disciplinary record and attendance, along with their judgment as to the capability to interact with 200+ other students.

  • NEW FOR 2020! 
    All applicants must submit a recommendation from their music instructor and school administration.  This recommendation should speak to the camper’s ability to perform a repertoire at the level of Grade IV or higher.

  • Grade Level IV performance: Most students are level IV if they have completed courses, relevant skills and played for 1-2 years in their school band, orchestra or choir. Cannon Music Camp students should be able to read music and take a theory class.

Performance Quotas

Enrollment is limited to 228 campers with quotas for each performance area.

Early enrollment is ONLY offered to returning campers in November.

Waitlist- If a performance area is full, complete an application and get on our waitlist. Then follow thru with the 2 other required forms. Last year we had 30+ cancellations and many happy campers who got to attend by being on our waitlist. Once on our waitlist, we will not deposit your application deposit of $100 until there is an opening and you have confirmed you want the spot.



Camp enrollment may be limited and/or students waitlisted if enrollment for a specific gender reaches capacity for the camper residence hall.

2020 Performance AreaEnrolled Limit
Flute 14 16
Oboe 4 8
Bassoon 6 8
Clarinet 10 18
Bass Clarinet 4 5
Saxophone  (waitlist open)12 12
French Horn 11 14
Trumpet (waitlist open)18 18
Trombone 10 14
Euphonium (waitlist open)8 8
Tuba (waitlist open)10 10 
Percussion (waitlist open)1212
Violin 24 28
Viola 4 12
Cello 7 12
Double Bass 5 10
Piano 10 12
Voice 12 24
Guitar1 8

Total Enrolled



Cannon Camp Statistics

Below is a representation of 200 campers
over the past years:
Freshman                     18 
Sophomore                   50   
Junior                           64   
Seniors                         62
Rising Collge Freshmen  15
Girls 122 Boys 87   
Years attending camp:
1st year                 131
2nd year                  64
3rd year                   12
4th year                     2    

1. Application Process 

(New Camper Applications Now Open! 

Camp requirements are listed to the right of this page


New and Improved Online Registration for 2020!

Camp registration and payments are now ONLINE!
To register, 
click here: 

This link will take you to the Appalachian State Office of Conference and Camp Services registration system. Applicants will create a username and password in order to complete the camp application and use the registration system, making the option to pay your deposit and payments completely online. Once you establish a username and password they will be used each time you return to this system to make future payments.

If paying by check, it may be mailed to (At this time Conference and Camp Services cannon accept checks due to the university's "work from home" policy. Payments can be made with a credit card). 

Conference & Camp Services/Cannon Music Camp
ASU Box 32042
Boone, NC 28608

Complete and SIGN the 2020 Cannon Health/Emergency Form and send the signed form either by email at or by fax at 828-262-3021 or mail. Current university policy does not permit the use of digital signatures on official documents such as our health/medical form.  

In order to complete the application process and finalize acceptance, our new 2020 policy requires a School Recommendation as well as a Music Recommendation from every camper (new and returners). These documents are critical to verify each student’s character, citizenship, scholarship, and to gain an insight into their current musical focus.

The recommendation process has been streamlined so both forms are completed online. Once these forms are completed, they are automatically sent to us. You will also receive a copy of the email verifying the recommendation is complete.

  • Be certain you share with each recommender your first name, last name, instrument/voice part, and your email address.  They need this information to complete these references online!
  1. Forward the School Administrator/CounselorRecommendation Form link to your School Counselor or Assistant Principal to complete. Once they submit the form it is immediately shared with Cannon Music Camp.  NOTE:  Your administrator/counselor needs to know your first and last name, your instrument/voice, and your email address to complete this form!
  2. Forward the Music Teacher Recommendation Form link to your School or Private Music Teacher. Once they submit the form it is immediately shared with Cannon Music Camp.  NOTE:  Your music teacher needs to know your first and last name, your instrument/voice, and your email address to complete this form!

Meal Plan: An App State meal plan is required. Please see Meal Plan for more information and pricing of meals in Sanford Commons and the Rivers Street Cafe all-you-can-eat buffet. Meal plans are chosen during the online registration process. App State also accepts debit cards and cash on campus if the balance on the meal plan runs low.

Enrollment: Opens December 2nd for new campers. We accept applications up to the day before camp if there is space in their performance area and camp housing.  Our most popular areas that fill quickly are Trumpet, Flute, Saxophone, and Clarinet.

2. Acceptance Process:

Once we receive the school recommendation form AND the music instructor recommendation form, you and your parent/guardian will be notified via email of acceptance. Your seat is secured with the application and deposit.

3. Payment Process:

Tuition Fees and Scholarships:

  • Tuition/Housing Fees are $1,655 plus a meal plan of $290, $310, or $330.

  • Cannon Music Camp has a limited number of scholarships. Scholarship requests close March 31st or when funds are depleted, whichever occurs first. You should submit scholarship requests by March 31st or accept any offer mailed/emailed to you by the date located on your letter or email. Visit our Scholarships tab for information or directions on how to apply.  We cannot guarantee scholarships beyond the deadline for scholarship awards

  • If you are applying for scholarships or have been awarded scholarships that are NOT from Cannon Music Camp, PLEASE let the camp office know so we can watch for payments. (Scholarships from community music groups, school booster groups, or private individuals)

Tuition/Meal Payments will begin at the application process.

You do not have to wait for acceptance to start your payment process.  See our cancellation policy.

You can choose to make installments, after your application & deposit is submitted, of any amount. We do ask that payment of any amount is due before or by May 1st. All accounts should be paid in full by June 15th.

We know these schedules may not work for everyone, so please, if other dates or arrangements are needed, contact Greg in the camp office (  We are more than willing to work with families.

We accept checks, money orders (payable to Appalachian State University) or credit/debit cards. At this time Conference and Camp Services cannon accept checks due to the university's "work from home" policy. Payments can be made via credit card.


4. Withdrawal  Process:

If you need to withdraw your application, April 15th is the cancellation notification deadline to receive your $100 application deposit refunded AND any other monies paid. After April 15th, you will receive any monies paid LESS the $100.00 application deposit. The only way to cancel is by email or letter. 

5. Information:

  • PDF FORMS (below) are ADOBE Fillable forms. First open form with a different viewer (if prompted) as ADOBE READER, then save the form to your desktop by naming it, THEN FILL OUT, save, print and sign the form to complete. Appalachian State University requires an actual signature on the Medical (health/emergency form).  Digital signatures are not acceptable at this time.

  • Performance areas fill quickly, please secure your space by submitting your application.  Then forward your School Recommendation and Music Recommendation links to the appropriate people.

  • Travel & Information about camp is located in the Camper Handbook. (A link will be posted in the spring). For a fee, we offer transportation for campers to and from the Charlotte/Douglass International Airport (CLT) on Friday before camp (6/19/2020) at specific times and return to CLT Airport on (7/11/2020) by 6 P.M. If you need to reserve a space for transport, see the camper handbook for instructions.

  • What if my instrument/voice area is listed as closed?  Could I still come to camp? If a performance area is full, complete an application to be placed on the waitlist. Then follow through with the two other required enrollment forms. Once a cancellation in your selected performance area occurs, we will contact the first applicant for that area on the waitlist. If there are no cancellations in your area your deposit will be refunded. 

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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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