Scholarship offers for returning campers will be sent out shortly.
We have a limited amount of scholarship money to distribute to individuals who want to participate in the process. Scholarships are awarded and reviewed until March 31st or when funds are depleted, whichever occurs first. An average range for a scholarship is $200-$550.
Sending in a performance, attending an audition site, or receiving a scholarship offer DOES NOT SECURE a place for you at camp. You will need to APPLY through the application process to secure a space in your performance area for camp.
- Scholarship auditions are conducted two ways:
- Send in a recording (see Video Submission Process on the left of this page).
- Attend an All-State audition site & perform to our school representative
If you receive multiple scholarship offers from Cannon Music Camp, we only use ONE OFFER, so please request to use the highest amount. Unfortunately, it is not possible to combine Cannon Music Camp scholarship offers to make a larger scholarship.
For instrumentalists and pianists, pieces that are used for All-District, All-Region, or All-State auditions or Solo and Ensemble festivals are acceptable. The piece should not be too long. You can record it as a video or audio by using your phone recording device or other devices.
For vocalists, solo pieces usually work better than singing a part from a choral piece. Pieces that would be appropriate for Solo and Ensemble festivals are acceptable. Any classical solo would be appropriate; pop or Broadway pieces are not appropriate.
*Percussionists, Pianists, and Vocalists should send in their performance, and NOT attend Cannon Music Camp's all-state site audition opportunities as these venues do not have Drum Sets or Pianos for their use.
If you are performing in North Carolina All-State Competitions from the following districts, NW & SW All-District Band, Eastern & Western Regional Orchestra, we should receive your placement and depend on that placement, we may offer you a scholarship. This may take to mid-February to award. The awards will be mailed to your school music director. It is best to apply first and then await your scholarship offer since performance spaces fill up. See cancellation information on the Application Process tab.
To speed up the process and to ensure a scholarship offer, we offer you a chance to perform for our School Representative at one of the All-State Audition Sites. Please bring your instrument, the name of your piece, your contact information, or parent/guardian contact information. You do not have to perform at the All-State Competitions to audition for our Camp Representative; all are welcome to audition.
For Instrumentalists, pieces that are used for All-District, All-Region, or All-State auditions or Solo and Ensemble festivals would be fine to perform for our School Representative. They will be listening to your tone, intonation, technique, musicality, range & scales.
*Percussionists, Pianists, and Vocalists should send in their performance and NOT attend Cannon Music Camp's all-state audition opportunities as these venues do not have Drum Sets or Pianos for their use.
If you are looking for Specific Audition Literature and other specific suggestions of the kinds of pieces and scales you should prepare for your Cannon Music Camp Scholarship audition that is in person, this can be found in the Ensemble Auditions section.
If you did not place this year or are unsure if we receive your placement from your performance in All-State Competitions, you can get your music director to let us know! We calculate offers based on your chair placement, instrument, and grade.
If you receive multiple scholarship offers from Cannon Music, we only use ONE OFFER, so please request to use the higher amount. All scholarship offers close March 31st or when funds are depleted, whichever occurs first.
Q. If my child is applying to another summer event, and we won't know if they are accepted until after the Cannon scholarship offer expires, what should we do?
A. You should apply to secure your space and scholarship offer. If you must withdraw your application and it is getting close to the cancellation deadline of April 15th to receive your application deposit of $100 refunded, e-mail us and we can review what we can do to honor the refund.