Outside Scholarship Providers

Over the years many people & organizations who love music and want their community members to grow will provide scholarships to young musicians to attend Cannon Music Camp. Seek this information from your community music, art, library organizations, music instructors and school.

Performance fundraisers, are also a great way to raise money, and the community gets the benefit to see you perform.

Below are a few that have provided scholarships. We do not have any affiliation with these providers, so please contact them and find out if there is funding available and their prerequisties for applying. If you do recieve funding and you need us to contact them, please don't hesitate to let Greg (Camp Administrator) know.


Your School Band Booster

Your Community & County Music Group

Your Community & County Arts Group

Your Local or City Symphony Orchestra & Youth Orchestra

Your Local Music Store

Your Local Place of Worship

Your School Guidance Counselor, they may know of an organization that gives to student musicians for summer programs.

Community Music Club in Lenoir, North Carolina are exclusively for Caldwell County students and meet Cannon Music Camp requirements.

Gaston Music Education Foundation, Inc. - Gaston County (NC) 11th grade students and who meet Cannon Music Camp requirements, may apply for a music scholarship to Cannon Music Camp at Appalachian State University.  To apply, students must live and go to public, private, or home schools in Gaston County.  Auditions are held in February by the Gaston Music Education Foundation in Gastonia, NC.  Application deadline is January 11th. For applications, scholarship requirements, and music lists, or other information, please contact - GMEF 908 Crestline Drive Mount Holly, NC 28120.

Laurel Lake Music Society in Columbus, North Carolina is exclusively for high school students (or others of that age who may have been home schooled) to apply if they live in the Polk County, NC or Landrum, SC high school area (as defined on our detailed map) and meet Cannon Music Camp requirements. Please e-mail Mr. Peter Cook acton66@charter.net for an application and audition requirements. Students may compete in the following categories: piano, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and voice. Over the past 15 years the Laurel Lake Music Society has funded hundreds of scholarships at a cost of more than $140,000. All funds used for these scholarships are the result of generous donations by Tryon Estates residents.

Jim Young Memorial Scholarship in Boone, NC is exclusively for oboe or bassoon students. Mr. Young Jim graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in Music Education and was a proud member of Phi Mu Alpha Epsilon music fraternity. He was the owner of Pianoworks, a piano tuning and repair business in Morganton, NC and was the staff piano technician for Appalachian State University.  He was a member of the North Carolina Piano Technicians Guild.  Jim played the oboe for Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra for many years, as well as many churches in the region.


Lastly, if you cannot find information thru your community and exhausted all sources, perhaps you can ask our Cannon Faculty if they know of such groups in your area - match up your instrument/voice area and look for that Cannon faculty member to e-mail, they may answer you, I cannot guarantee it.

Cannon Music Camp is grateful for the financial support of The Mariam and Robert Hayes Charitable Trust and other donors.  If you would like to help financialy to this worthwhile program and help support scholarships, please go the "Give" link listed here, and select the "Program Fund" , and then Cannon Music Camp from the drop down list. Your donation will go specifically to Cannon Music Camp and scholarship funding. 


Mailing Address:
Cannon Music Camp
ASU Box 32031
Boone, North Carolina 28608
Physical Address:
Cannon Music Camp
Broyhill Music Center
813 Rivers Street - Room 115
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
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