Summer Music Educators Institute - CANCELED

Program Type: 
Summer Music Educators Institute
Jul 13 2020 to Jul 17 2020


Due to concerns of COVID-19, the 2020 program has been canceled.  We apologize for this and look forward to offering this program to music educators in the of summer 2021. 


App State Summer Music Educators Institute - CANCELED 

Let yourself grow!

July 13-17, 2020

Graduate and non-credit options available!

Course Title: Making Magical Musical Moments

Course Numbers: Graduate MUS 5530-101 & Undergraduate MUS  3530-101

Institute Fee: $380 (Required of all participants), includes License Renewal Letter.  Academic Credit (3 credit hours) also available.  See below for more information about for-credit tuition and fees.   

2020 Institute Clinicians

Read more about this year's faculty by clicking on each name.

General Sessions include:

  • Maribeth Yoder-White - Making Magical Musical Moments
  • Sanna Longden - Come and Join the Dance
  • Anne Fennell - Drumming
  • Andy Beck - FRIDAY ONLY

Electives include:

  • Shelly Cooper
  • Mary Greene - Dulcimer and Ukelele 
  • Nan McDonald - Songs Tell Stories: Imaginative Integration Across the Curriculum

Registration Deadlines 

For Academic Credit (3 hrs)


Deadlines: May 29

Credit Hours: 3

Cost: $380 + University summer tuition and fees *Note: Beginning in 2018, tuition and fees are now required for any student taking a special summer course/institute for credit at ASU.  The Office of Student Accounts will bill you separately for tuition and fees.  See below for a breakdown of tuition and fees.  

Deadline: July 1

License Renewal Letter Only

Cost: $380 

Appalachian offers three hours of graduate/undergraduate credit to each participant who registers and pays for the institute by May 29. New enrollees must submit the online Graduate Non-Degree application including all the required documentation by June 15. Further application instructions will be emailed. Any institute registrations received after the May 29 deadline will be considered for non-credit only.

Tuition and fees are in addition to the Institute registration fee. For 2020, tuition and fees are:

  • In-state Graduate Credit: $682.53

  • Out-of-state Graduate Credit: $1,684.53

  • In-state Undergraduate Credit: $576.15

  • Out-of-state Undergraduate Credit: $1,509.15 

The non-credit option is appropriate for license renewal if a University-issued letter stating the number of hours participated in is accepted by your school system. (If uncertain, please check with your school system.)

University Highlights

drummers in classroomFor more than eighty years, Appalachian State University has been a center of study for music students throughout the world. The Hayes School of Music at Appalachian offers a combined program of academic studies and professional musical training of unparalleled quality within a university framework. Individual attention, detailed musical and technical development, and the encouragement of each student's artistic potential in performance serve as the foundation of the program in vocal and instrumental studies.


Meals are available for purchase on campus at the Roess Dining Hall. There are a number of excellent restaurant options within walking distance.


Check-out: July 12

Check-out: July 17

  • Four per suite: $135 per person
  • Two per suite: $185 per person
  • One per suite: $355 per person 

•   Includes 5 nights lodging and one linen bundle

Housing is available in one of Appalachian's residence halls. Two bedrooms are connected by a bathroom to make a suite. Each bedroom has 2 twin beds. On the registration pages you have an option of one per suite (1 person with private bathroom) or two per Suite (1 person per bedroom/2 per suite/2 per bathroom).  Or you may choose three or four per Suite (2 persons per bedroom/4 per suite/4 per bathroom).

Your roommate or suite-mate must be a registered participant of this program. If you do not have a roommate, you will automatically be assigned one of the same gender. If you wish to have a suite to yourself, please advise us. Linens are provided and consist of: 2 towels, 2 washcloths, 2 flat sheets, 1 pillowcase, 1 pillow, and 1 light blanket. Residents will check-in on Sunday, July 12.  Linens are provided at check-in.

The residence hall has wireless internet but at times is difficult to access.  To ensure uninterrupted internet service, you may wish to bring an Ethernet cord to use in the residence hall.

If you prefer off-campus accommodations, information about local accommodations can be found through the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce at, or High Country Host at


Check-in will be held the afternoon of Sunday, July 12 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Check-out times will be July 17, from 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.


Classes will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 13 and conclude at noon on Friday, July 17. A complete schedule will be distributed at the beginning of Monday's class.


All materials used in the institute will be provided.


You will be most comfortable in casual summer clothing and comfortable shoes that allow freedom of movement.


Full payment (institute fee of $T380) must accompany your registration. There is a $25.00 service charge for returned checks. You may cancel your institute registration on or before July 1 for a full refund minus a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after July 1. 

Evening Highlights

Join us for a cook-out on Tuesday evening for all participants and their guests. Dress is casual. A Pig Pickin' with mountain music and square dancing ($20 per person) is scheduled for Wednesday evening. An evening jam session at the Jones House on King St with local musicians is an option for Thursday.

RegistrationConference and Camp ServicesOn-Site Institute Coordinator
Elizabeth Fields
Conference & Camp Services
Frances Keel
Conference & Camp Services
Lisa Runner
Hayes School of Music

Please complete our online registration form whether paying by credit card or check. To pay by check, complete the online registration form and mail in your payment. We recommend registering now with a credit card using our secure server. 

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