Music camp scholarship application deadline is Dec. 3

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The deadline for submitting audition applications to the Laurel Lake Music Society at Tryon Estates for the 2017 Cannon Music Camp scholarships is fast approaching. Young musicians are reminded that Dec. 3, 2016 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 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 24 to July 15, 2017. 

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The summer camp is limited to 200, 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 (grades 8 through 12), are eligible to apply. Home-schooled students living in these areas are also eligible and should phone Marilyn Yike at 828-894-3726 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 Landrum High School, Landrum, S.C. on Jan. 14, 2017. 

An application form may be requested by writing or calling Marilyn Yike, Laurel Lake Music Society, 615 Laurel Lake Dr. Apt. A-317, Columbus, NC 28722, phone 828-894-3726. Applications are also available through high school music and band directors. 

Additional details regarding attendance are available at the Cannon Music website,

– article submitted by Peter Cooke