Cannon Music Camp scholarship deadline draws near

Published 10:27am Friday, November 30, 2012

The deadline for audition applications for the 2013 Cannon Music Camp scholarships is fast approaching.

Young musicians are reminded that Dec. 12 is the final date for applications to be accepted. Early application is strongly suggested to give plenty of time for the student to prepare the two musical selections required for the audition.

This is a rare opportunity for eligible high school music students and has been rated as exceptional by those attending in prior years.

Each scholarship covers a comprehensive course of intensive musical studies in performance and music theory, plus all room and board expenses for three weeks at the Cannon Music Camp at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. from June 29 to July 20, 2013.

This summer camp is limited to 200 students and attracts students from throughout the East Coast. 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.

The auditions for the scholarships will be held at Tryon Estates in Columbus on Jan. 12, 2013. An application form may be requested by writing or calling Al or Stella Hart, Laurel Lake Music Society, 621 Laurel Lake Dr. Apt. B-225 Columbus, N.C. 28722, phone 828-894-8044.

Applications are also available through high school music and band directors.Additional details regarding attendance are available at the Cannon Music website www.cannon.appstate.edu.

– article submitted by Al Hart

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