Auditions for Fall 2021 Admissions to the Hayes School of Music

The Hayes School of Music announces the addition of a fifth audition date on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Students wishing to audition for the School of Music may now submit their audition materials through their MyMountaineer portal. The deadline for the submission of audition materials is Monday, Feb 22, 2021. 

If you are currently enrolled in Appalachian State University and wish to audition, you must contact appropriate studio faculty for instructions for how to submit your audition materials. For further information, please contact Ms. Janet Adams with any questions.

Please note that all students must successfully complete an audition in order to enter degree programs in the Hayes School of Music.

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. 

Hayes School of MusiConnect

Hayes School of MusiConnect

A program is designed to give prospective music majors an opportunity to explore the Hayes School of Music virtually.

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.