Laurel Lake Music Society now accepting scholarship applicationsPublished 10:14am Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Auditions for Cannon Music Camp scholarships
The Laurel Lake Music Society at Tryon Estates is now accepting applications for auditions for the Cannon Music Camp scholarships.
The scholarships cover a comprehensive course of musical instruction, including room and board, with a distinguished faculty at the Cannon Music Camp from June 29 to July 20, 2013 at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.
During the past 11 years the Laurel Lake Music Society has funded 86 scholarships at a cost of more than $115,000. All funds used for these scholarships are the result of generous donations by Tryon Estates residents.
Applicants must have completed grades 8, 9, 10, or 11 and have at least two years public or private musical training. Students living in Polk County or in the Landrum High School area, or who will attend either of these high schools, are eligible to apply.
Home- schooled students living in these areas are also eligible and should phone Al Hart at 828-894-8044 for an application. Students may compete in the following categories: piano, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and voice.
Since 1969 Cannon Music Camp has offered intensive musical studies, with college preparatory work in performance and music theory. The scholarships provide a three-week music retreat in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.