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.

Programs of Study

Programs of Study

We offer undergraduate degrees in Music Education and Music Industry Studies, and both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Music Performance and Music Therapy. 

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Experience our supportive and vibrant atmosphere through our Virtual Tour! Learn more about the opportunities that make the Hayes School of Music an exceptional place to learn and grow!

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 the Community Music School and the renowned Cannon Music Camp for outstanding high school musicians.

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Ensembles

Ensembles

The Hayes School of Music considers the ensemble experience to be an integral part of every musician's training. Learn more

Audition

Audition

All students, regardless of their chosen program of study, must audition for admission to the Hayes School of Music. Learn more.