Students engage in a daily schedule of exciting and varied classes. Campers concentrate on a major instrument or voice part and choose electives to broaden their experience. They participate in large ensembles (band, choir, orchestra), master classes, chamber groups, jazz ensembles, and other stimulating and challenging courses designed to improve their technique and musical understanding.
Students and faculty also perform a variety of free evening recitals throughout the sessions and each session concludes with a final concert.
There are two sessions:
Commuter and overnight options are available for each session; students who have completed Grade 6 may only attend SYMS Jr as a commuter.
Private lessons, at additional cost of $25 per half hour, are available to interested students.
For the program website: SYMS
SYMS is held primarily at the Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC), 30 Academic Way: Travel to Durham
Specific check in location and directions will be on the SYMS website and/or sent to participants prior to the session start date.
Andrew Boysen Jr. is a professor in the music department at the University of New Hampshire where he conducts the Wind Symphony and teaches conducting and is the Director of the Summer Youth Music School (SYMS).
For Questions relating to SYMS, contact Lyndsay Boysen, SYMS Administrative Director: email@example.com