Welcome to the Hayes School of Music

The Hayes School of Music prepares young musicians for professional lives as performers, composers, music educators, music therapists, conductors, and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region, and nation. Noted for quality instruction by national and internationally recognized faculty musicians, the school offers four undergraduate degree programs and three graduate level programs.

The Hayes School of Music also engages the local and regional community with more than 190 concerts each year, giving students valuable performance experience. The school offers summer workshops for teachers, year-round musical instruction for people of all ages through our community music school and the renowned Cannon Music Camp for outstanding high school musicians.

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Upcoming Events


Audition Dates

2014 Audition & Scholarship Schedule

  • Saturday, December 6, 2014 (Instrumental Areas)*
  • Saturday, January 17, 2015 (Instrumental and Vocal Areas)*
  • Saturday, January 31, 2015 (Instrumental and Vocal Areas)*
  • Saturday, February 14, 2015 (Instrumental Areas)
  • Saturday, February 28, 2015 (Instrumental and Vocal Areas; for Admission Only, no scholarship consideration)

*To be considered for the Hayes Young Artist Scholarship and Competition, and to participate in the competition process, prospective students must audition on one of the "starred" dates.

The first four audition dates, of the five, are “scholarship auditions” in that all prospective students come under scholarship consideration. 

Prospective vocal students must complete the Vocal Audition form found on our audition page and submit appropriate audition material.

The video submission deadline is Wednesday, December 3 for consideration to audition on Saturday, January 17, 2015 or Saturday, January 31, 2015.

The video submission deadline is Wednesday, January 28 for consideration to audition on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

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