Overview

Orchestra of high school students at UNH SYMS
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Students concentrate on a major instrument or voice part and choose electives to broaden their experience. They associate with talented young musicians who share their excitement about music, and they study with outstanding teachers and freelance artists. Enrollment for certain instruments may be limited.

In addition to concert bands, a variety of choruses, a string orchestra, and a full orchestra, we offer master classes, small ensembles, jazz groups, and other opportunities designed to improve each student's technique and musical understanding. Stimulating and challenging classes are available to students at all levels. Private lessons, at additional cost, are available to interested students.

Students and faculty members give a variety of evening recitals throughout the sessions. Each session concludes with a final concert.

Session

Dates

Grades (entering Fall 2020)

Cost

Registration Close Dates (unless full earlier)

Junior SYMS

July 12-17

Grades 7-9

Commuter: $450

Overnight: $650

June 5

Senior SYMS

July 18-26

Grades 10-12

Commuter: $650

Overnight: $850

June 5

Commuter and overnight options are available for each session; students entering Grade 7 may only attend Jr SYMS as a commuter. You will be asked to choose commuter or overnight once the session is in your cart.

Private lessons, at additional cost of $25 per half hour, are available to interested students. Note that you must be enrolled in a SYMS session in order to also enroll in a private lesson. Lesson enrollment must be done here using the appropriate block on the right.

For information regarding outside scholarship payments, click on the 'Related Items' tab above.

Click the '+' sign on the blocks on the right for more information and to register. Registration will open on March 16.

New for 2020 – Family Accounts! Families can create one account for all family members and enrollments can be done together.

Set up your family account today for one or more students. Instructions here:

Online Registration Instructions

For the program website: SYMS

 

Travel Information

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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 provided to enrolled participants prior to the session start date from the program staff.

Program Staff

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  • Andrew Boysen

    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: lyndsay.boysen@unh.edu

Related Items

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650.00 Camp Fee - Overnight
450.00 Camp - Commuter

This session is for students who are entering grades 7-9; students entering Grade 7 may only attend Jr SYMS as a commuter.

The daily times for commuter students are approx. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. The commuter fee includes lunch in a UNH Dining Hall.

If there is more than one child from the same family attending SYMS, one student is eligible for a $25 sibling discount. You will choose the sibling discount once the session is in your shopping cart.

Youth Sibling Discount
25.00 SYMS JR - 1 Private Lesson
Choose this session to enroll in one private lesson for a student attending JR SYMS.

The cost of $25 per half-hour lesson will be added to your cart before check out.

JR SYMS students may register for one lesson; lessons will close for registration on Thursday, July 9 at 11:00 pm.

These lessons are only for students attending SYMS.

850.00 Camp Fee - Overnight
650.00 Camp Fee - Commuter

This session is for students who have completed Grades 9-12.

The daily times for commuter students are approx. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. The commuter fee includes lunch in a UNH Dining Hall.

If there is more than one child from the same family attending SYMS, one student is eligible for a $25 sibling discount. You will choose the sibling discount once the session is in your shopping cart.

Youth Sibling Discount
25.00 SYMS SR - 1 Private Lesson
50.00 SYMS SR - 2 Private Lessons

Choose this session to enroll in one or two private lesson(s) for a student attending SR SYMS.

The cost of $25 per half-hour lesson will be added to your cart before check out.

Lessons will close for registration on Thursday, July 16 at 11:00 pm.

These lessons are only for students attending SYMS.