Overview

Orchestra of high school students at UNH SYMS
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SYMS - Summer Youth Music School

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 an 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.

Students can attend as commuter or overnight campers. Overnight students live in a Residential Hall, and all students have meals in a UNH dining hall.

You will be asked to choose a commuter or overnight option once the session is in your cart. Please be sure you make the correct choice.

Note: Students who may be receiving outside scholarships to help with SYMS tuition costs should send the check, made payable to UNH with SYMS and student name in the memo to: Lyndsay Boysen, Department of Music, Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way, Durham NH 03824.

SYMS 2022

Session

Dates

Grades (Entering Fall 2022)

Cost

Registration close date (unless full earlier)

Junior SYMS*

July 16-20

Gr 7-9

$349 Commuter $549 Overnight

June 17

Senior SYMS

July 23-31

Gr 10-12

$699 Commuter $899 Overnight

June 17

*The Junior SYMS Commuter Student Schedule: Drop off at 8:15 am/Pick Up at 4:15 pm

SYMS Private Lessons (optional)

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

Session - Optional

Dates

Grades (Entering Fall 2022)

Cost

Registration close date (unless full earlier)

Junior SYMS Private Lesson

July 16-20

Gr. 7-9

$25 (one lesson)

July 8

Senior SYMS Private Lesson

July 23-31

Gr 10-12

$25 per lesson. Can enroll in 1 or 2 lessons

July 15

Click the '+' on the blocks on the right to choose your session/lesson and register.

Online Registration Instructions: please review before enrolling for the best outcome. Family Accounts are recommended for families enrolling more than one child in any UNH youth program.

Although final COVID-19 protocols may change by summer 2022, UNH’s current mitigation strategies can be reviewed here: COVID-19 health measures. It is possible there may be COVID-19 testing measures in place for overnight participants. Information will be communicated to participants directly from the camp director closer to the start date. Feel free to contact the director if you have questions or concerns.

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

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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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

25.00 SYMS JR - 1 Private Lesson
549.00 Camp Fee - Overnight
349.00 Camp - Commuter
YP Sibling Discount
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899.00 Camp Fee - Overnight
699.00 Camp Fee - Commuter
YP Sibling Discount
YSO-NHYB
25.00 SYMS SR - 1 Private Lesson
50.00 SYMS SR - 2 Private Lessons