Welcome to the Hayes School of Music!
Explore our academic programs, performances, Cannon Music Camp, and the Community Music School. Visit us for a concert the next time you are in Boone or make App State your university destination!
The music office is open from 8-12 and 1-5 Monday through Friday.
Auditions and Scholarship Awards: All students entering a degree program in the Hayes School of Music must successfully complete an audition. Scholarships are awarded to students based on the results of their audition and there is no separate application to be considered for one. Read more about the auditions here.
- Our 2023-24 audition dates are Nov. 3, 2023 and Jan. 20, Feb. 3, and Feb. 10, 2024.
- For questions about auditions, including Early Action Auditions, please email Dr. Soo Goh, Interim Associate Dean (Academic Affairs).
- Early Action applicants must complete and submit their application by the University deadline for academic admission consideration. While we encourage Early Action applicants to audition on our November 3 audition date, applicants can audition on our Spring 2024 audition dates and still be considered for music scholarships.
- Students can schedule their auditions in their MyMountaineer portal by the middle of September.
- Current students should contact the applied faculty of their performance area to express interest in auditioning.
About the Hayes School of Music
The Hayes School of Music prepares musicians for professional lives as performers, music educators, music therapists, and music industry professionals, ensuring the next generation of musical leadership for the state, region, and nation. Noted for quality instruction offered by nationally and internationally recognized faculty musicians, the school offers four undergraduate and two graduate-level degree programs.