Orchestra of high school students at UNH SYMS

SYMS - Summer Youth Music School

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.

Expected 2022 Dates (subject to change):

  • Junior SYMS - July 16-20
  • Chamber Intensive - July 21-22
  • Senior SYMS - July 23-31

Registration is expected to open on Feb. 17, 2022

For questions or more information, contact: lyndsay.boysen@unh.edu

For the program website: SYMS


Travel Information


SYMS - Summer Youth Music School

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


SYMS - Summer Youth Music School

  • 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

This course is currently unavailable.