Apply to Camp

Apply now to Cannon Music Camp 2024!

Registration is open! New to Cannon Music Camp? Learn more on our About page.
As you apply, complete Step 1 first, then promptly complete Steps 2 and 3.

An audition is not required in order to be accepted to Cannon Music Camp, only to apply for a scholarship if desired. (All campers will audition for ensemble placement the first Sunday of camp.)

Step 1

Complete the online application (you will need to create an Iris Registration account) and make your initial $150 payment ($100 deposit + $50 nonrefundable application fee). This will secure your seat in your particular instrument section. The full tuition for 2024 will be $2700.

Online Application:

Each instrument area has a limited number of seats (Performance Quotas), which can be viewed in the Camp Enrollment spreadsheet on this page. Interested applicants whose instrument area is full may join the waitlist through the same application form above. For instruments that are full, there is no charge to join the waitlist until/unless a spot opens for you and you would like to take it. (See below for complete waitlist info as well as details on cancellations and refunds.)

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

Be sure your Iris registration is complete or else your spot at camp will not be reserved! At the end of the form, click the blue "Make a Payment" button in the top left to pay the initial $150 (or more if desired). You will know you completed this important step if you receive an email that begins "Thank you for your application or payment to Cannon Music Camp!" If you think you registered but did not receive this, email

Step 2 

Once you have submitted your application, complete the following university required forms:

  1. Medical Form and Indemnity Agreement and Code of Conduct Form: (Link updated 1/11) Select "Cannon Music Camp" from the drop-down menu. This will ask for medical info we will need to know. To save time later, please list all medications, including any over-the-counter medicines you plan to send with your camper. Please also add any family, friends, or teachers you would like to allow to check your student out of camp for a dinner, weekend outing, etc. 
  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.

Camp Enrollment

Step 3

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

Please double-check that you are sending the correct recommendation form to each recommender.

  1. Email the School Administrator/Counselor Recommendation Form link ( to your School Counselor or Assistant Principal to complete. When you send it to them, remind them of the the student's first and last name, instrument/voice, and email address(es). Once the recommender submits the form it is immediately shared with Cannon Music Camp.  You will receive a notification at the email address they entered for you.

  2. Email the Music Teacher Recommendation Form link  ( to your School or Private Music Teacher. When you send it to them, remind them of the the student's first and last name, instrument/voice, and email address(es). Once the recommender submits the form it is immediately shared with Cannon Music Camp.  You will receive a notification at the email address they entered for you.

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.) Please note: the confirmation email begins with "Thank you for your application or payment to Cannon Music Camp!"  and includes detailed information about the rest of the application process. An email only indicating you have created an Iris account does not confirm your 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.

Scholarships (if listed in the form) will be confirmed and applied to accounts by the camp office, which also may take around 2 weeks. Campers expecting a scholarship are encouraged to make the deposit and complete registration, but are welcome to wait to make additional payments until their Cannon scholarship has been applied.


If your desired instrument area is full, you can join the waitlist at no charge! We have cancellations every year and many campers are able to attend by being on our waitlist. The spreadsheet on this page shows current enrollment totals (updated manually each week - may be slightly behind the actual totals). The Iris form will inform you for sure whether your instrument area is currently full.

You must register to join the waitlist through the Iris form, but you will not be charged at that time. Students are accepted from the waitlist in the order that they complete the Iris form. Emails or calls do not officially secure a spot on the waitlist.

Should we have a cancellation in your area, we will fill those spots from the waitlist in the order that students completed the Iris form. If a space opens for you, we will contact you to see if you are still interested in camp, at which point you will need to make your $150 deposit within 5 business days of the notification. Please also note the payment timelines on this page.

If we don't have cancellations in your instrument area, you are not obligated to the camp in any way. You may also notify us by email if you would like to withdraw from the waitlist. Please let us know if you have any questions at

Payment Process

Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition and Fees are $2700.

  • The price of camp includes contact with a minimum of three professional music educators; one or more major ensembles each day; 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 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; however, scholarships are applied after acceptance, so completing the application promptly is to your advantage so that you can claim your scholarship on time. 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 3.
  • It is recommended to have paid at least 50% of your portion of the bill (not counting Cannon scholarships) by April 1.

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 Kristina Pugh in Conference and Event Services at or (828) 262-6524.

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 “24R 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 “24R 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 Kristina Pugh in Conference and Event Services at or (828) 262-6524.

  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 Kristina Pugh at (828) 262-6524..  

  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 Kristina Pugh (info below).

If you have any questions or problems with registration or payment, please contact Kristina Pugh in Conference and Event Services at or (828) 262-6524.

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.

Please mail checks to:

Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32042
ATTN: Cannon Music Camp
Boone, NC 28608


Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Timeline

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

Payment, Cancellation, and Refund Timeline

Payment Timeline

  • $150 is due to complete registration ($100 deposit + $50 non-refundable application fee).

  • You are welcome to make payments on a schedule that makes sense for you. It is recommended to have paid at least 50% of your portion of the bill (not counting Cannon scholarships) by April 1. 

  • All accounts must be paid in full by Monday, June 3. After June 3, accounts not paid in full will receive a partial refund and the camper will be removed from this year’s camp registration. 

  • Registrations created after June 1 must be paid in full to complete registration.

  • Registration closes on June 19.

  • Camp begins on June 22.


  • Cancellations before April 1 will receive a refund minus $50.

  • Cancellations between April 1 and May 1 will receive a refund minus $150.

  • Cancellations between May 1 and June 1 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. 

  • No refunds will be issued after June 1.

  • Camp begins on June 22.

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

Please bookmark to easily access these payment schedules and processes and have the login code 24Cannon available. 

Visit this link for the general camp calendar: (This links to a Google Calendar in which you can navigate to the June 22 - July 13 time period to see the camp schedule.)


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  • 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.