Laurel Lake Music Society accepting auditions for scholarships

Published 2:50 pm Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Laurel Lake Music Society at Tryon Estates is now accepting applications for auditions for the 2012 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 30 to July 21, 2012 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 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 828-817-5574 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-filled retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Scholarships granted by the Cannon music camp will be supplemented by funds donated to the Laurel Lake Music Society.
Audition applications must be submitted no later than Jan. 7, 2012. 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 Jan. 28, 2012. An application form and camp information may be requested by calling or writing Al or Stella Hart, Laurel Lake Music Society, 621 Laurel Lake Dr. Apt B-225, Columbus, NC 28722 or by phone at 828-817-5574.
– article submitted
by Al Hart

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