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. Upcoming 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 Ms. Janet Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more about the auditions here.
Fall 2023 ensemble audition information can be found here.
Attend our performances at the Broyhill Music Center and the Schaefer Center or view them via our Livestream. We present around 200 concerts and recitals a year, most free of charge!
Learn about our graduate degree programs in music therapy and performance, then apply and audition to the Hayes School of Music. Applications completed by March 1 will receive priority consideration for assistantships.
Cannon Music Camp
Now in its 55th year, Cannon Music Camp is open to dedicated musicians who are rising high school freshmen to rising college freshmen.
Learn about our degree programs and scholarships, meet the faculty, sign up to be a Student for a Day, or apply and audition to the Hayes School of Music. Auditions for Fall 2023 are in January and February.
Join Our Ensembles
Students of all majors can join ensembles in the Hayes School of Music, from the Marching Mountaineers and Basketball Bands to choirs and orchestra. Learn more about opportunities for music minors and non-majors.
Community Music School
The Community Music School offers private lessons, classes, and ensembles for youth and adults. We have programs in Boone, Hudson, and online.
News and Events
See how our students, faculty, and alumni are transforming their passion for music into a profession for life! Read news articles, sign up for our email newsletter, or follow us on Facebook. We love to hear from our alumni!
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.