Application Process

Application Process

Step 1

Complete the online application (you will need to create an Iris account) and make your initial $150 payment ($100 deposit + $50 nonrefundable application fee). This will secure your seat in your particular instrument section.

Each instrument area has a limited number of seats (Performance Quotas), which can be viewed at the bottom of this page. Once the limit is reached for an area, applications for that area will be added to a waitlist. Our areas currently filling most quickly are Saxophone, Percussion, Euphonium, and Cello.

We accept applications up to three (3) days before camp if there is space in their performance area and camp housing.

Online Application:
(If Iris asks you for a code to access the registration form, please enter 23Cannon.)

At the end of the form, click the blue "Make a Payment" button in the top left to pay the initial $150 or other amount of your choice.

Step 2 

Once you have submitted your application, you must complete, sign, and email the following university required forms:

  1. Medical Form and Indemnity Agreement and Code of Conduct Form: This online form will need to be completed before coming to camp. Select "Cannon Music Camp" from the drop-down menu. 
  2. Appalachian State University Photo/Video/Sound Release Form: Parents/Guardians will need to download and complete this form. 
    1. Click the version you would like (English or Spanish) and find the print or download icon in the top right corner.
    2. This must be signed by hand by the parent/guardian. We are not able to accept typed signatures.
    3. Once you have filled out the form, either scan and email it to (please include the camper’s name in the filename and email subject line) or mail it to Cannon Music Camp, ASU Box 32031, Boone, NC 28608

Step 3

In order to complete the application process and finalize acceptance, our 2022 policy requires a School Recommendation form, as well as a Music Recommendation form 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 receive an email confirming the completion of each recommendation to the email address you give in the form.

  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!

Acceptance Process

An initial confirmation email is automatically sent when you complete the Iris Registration Form and make your first payment. (The student's spot cannot be reserved without a completed Iris registration.)

If the student's music teacher and school administrator/counselor enter your email address when submitting a recommendation, you will be notified automatically when they complete their recommendation.

Within 2 weeks after Cannon Music Camp receives the application, deposit, the university required forms, the school recommendation form, and the music instructor recommendation form, the camper and parent/guardian will be notified via email of acceptance. Due to the volume of registrations and forms being processed, this notification may arrive 1-2 weeks after all forms have been completed for the student.

Payment Process

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition and Fees are $2550.

  • The price of camp includes contact with a minimum of three professional music educators; insures the daily schedule to include a minimum of one major ensemble; theory classes; weekly lessons; weekly masterclasses and elective classes at the discretion of the student; a camp T-shirt; rooming-in an App State residence hall; three, daily, all-you-can-eat meals; contact and interaction with a nationally acclaimed faculty; supervision by an experienced and professional camp counseling/supervisory staff; facilities and services at one of the Southeast's most beautiful and scenic campuses - Appalachian State University

Payments will begin at the application process. You do not have to wait for acceptance to start your payment process. If your student has applied for a scholarship, you may choose to wait to make additional payments (that is, after the initial $150) until the scholarship (if received) has been applied.

Payment Options

  • You can choose to make installments once your application and deposit is submitted, of any amounts, with all accounts paid in full by June 15th.
  • OR After submitting your application & deposit, payment of any amount is due before or by May 1st, at any time you can make installments if you wish, with all accounts 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 the camp administrator 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. If paying by credit/debit card we take Visa or MasterCard. Payments are made through the Office of Conference and Event Services through one of the following methods. For help with the payment processes or forms, please contact Katie Jensen in Conference and Event Services at or (828) 262-6568.

Online Payments

Here are the steps to make a second (or third, etc.) payment on your Cannon Music Camp Registration:

  1. Log in to your Iris account using this link:

  2. Scroll down on the screen until you see “23R Cannon Music Camp”. Select the “Make a Payment” option on the right side under the blue “Edit Registration" button.

    1.  Don’t see a registration for “23R Cannon Music Camp”? The registration may be under a separate email address. If you know you have created an account but do not see it listed under registration, please contact Katie Jensen at or call (828-262-6568).

  3. Click the blue “Continue To Checkout” on the right side of the screen.

  4. On this screen you can select how much you want to pay on the right side of the screen, and click the blue “Make a Payment”.

    1. If you would like to pay less than $150, please make your payment over the phone by calling Katie Jensen (828-262-6568).  

  5. At this point you will enter in your credit card information. You will receive a confirmation via email within a few minutes. If you do not receive a confirmation email, feel free to reach out to Katie Jensen (info below).

If you have any questions or problems with registration or payment, please contact Katie Jensen at or call (828-262-6568).

Check Payments

Checks or money orders should be payable to Appalachian State University.  Please include "Cannon Music Camp" and the camper's name on the check, and ensure each check has paperwork with it indicating who the payment is for and that it is for Cannon Music Camp tuition.

For payments by check, mail checks to:
Cannon Music Camp
c/o Conference and Event Services
ASU Box 32042
Boone, NC 28608-2042


Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Timeline

Cancellations are only accepted by email or letter (not by phone). For email cancellations, write to

  • $150 is due to complete registration ($100 deposit + $50 nonrefundable application fee).
  • Cancellations before April 15 will receive a refund minus $50.
  • Cancellations between April 15 and May 31 will receive a refund minus $150.
  • Cancellations between June 1 and June 15 will receive a very reduced refund of tuition only. The other costs per student (including room and board) and the initial $150 will be subtracted from any refund issued during this period. 
  • All accounts must be paid in full by June 15.
  • No refunds will be issued after June 15.
  • Registrations created after June 15 must be paid in full to complete registration.
  • Registration closes on June 20.
  • Camp begins on June 24.

Visit this link for the general camp calendar: (This links to a Google Calendar in which you can navigate to the June 24 - July 15 time period to see the camp schedule.)


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

  • Cannon Music Camp does not provide transportation to and from camp. Bringing the camper personally is recommended, but if you are looking for ideas on how campers can travel from nearby cities or airports, please contact the camp office at

  • Waitlist: 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 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.

Camp Enrollment