Laurel Lake Music Society accepting scholarship audition applications

Published 4:25 pm Monday, November 8, 2010

The Laurel Lake Music Society is now accepting applications for auditions for the 2011 Cannon Music Camp scholarships. The scholarships cover a comprehensive course of musical instruction and room and board expenses at the Cannon Music Camp from June 25 to July 16, 2011 at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.

Applicants must have completed grades 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 and have at least two years musical training. Students living in Polk County or in the Landrum High School area, or who will attend either of the high schools, are eligible to apply. Home schooled students living in these areas are eligible and should phone Gertrude Swabb at 828-894-5657 for an application.

Students may compete in the following categories: piano, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and voice.

Since 1969 Cannon Music Camp has offered to students intensive musical studies, with college preparatory work in performance and music theory. The scholarships provide a three-week music-filled retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Audition applications must be submitted no later than January 8, 2011. An early application is strongly encouraged to give plenty of time to prepare two music selections for the scholarship competition to be held at Tryon Estates on February 5, 2011.

An application form and camp information may be requested by calling or writing Larry or Gertrude Swabb at Laurel Lake Music Society, 621 Laurel Lake Dr. Apt B-203, Columbus, N.C. 28722, phone 828-894-5657.