UNH youth symphony orchestra in concert hall

UNH Youth Symphony Orchestras

UNH Youth Symphony Orchestra 2023-24

The University of New Hampshire Youth Symphony Orchestra (UNH-YSO) has provided quality orchestral experiences to string students in the NH seacoast region, southern Maine, and northeastern Massachusetts since 2013. By providing quality musical instruction and high standards of rigor, the UNH-YSO seeks to help students in Grades 4-12 develop their technical capabilities and musical understanding. Visit UNH-YSO to learn more.

Note: The UNH-YSO is a pre-admission program. Only students who have completed an audition and received an offer of placement in the program may register. All students must audition each year, including returning members. DO NOT enroll and pay here without first completing an audition, as tuition payments are non-refundable. To schedule an audition, please email david.upham@unh.edu

Additional information including program drop off and pick up locations are sent directly from program staff. Youth Symphony Orchestra does not offer refunds. 





Registration open date

Registration close date

Fall 2023

Sundays, Sept 10 - Nov 19

Gr 4-12


Aug 28, 2023

Sept 11, 2023

 Spring 2024   Sundays, Jan 28 - May 5   Gr 4-12   $125   Nov 13, 2023   Jan 21, 2024

If you have completed an audition and received an offer of placement, click the '+' sign on the block(s) on the right to enroll. If using a mobile device, the block(s) may appear on the bottom of the page. 

Online Registration Instructions: please review before enrolling for the best outcome. Family Accounts are recommended for enrolling multiple children from one family in any UNH Youth Program. If you already have an account in our system, you will be asked to log into either a Family or Student Account. Be sure you know which type of account you have and know your username and password. We recommend you attempt to log into the student or family account before enrollment opens as this will minimize difficulty and time while enrolling. Do not create a new account if you have one already.

If you don't have an account already, you can set up an account at any time, even before you begin the registration process. When you create a new account, the email address provided in the profile should be that of a parent/legal guardian, not the participating student.


UNH has partnered with CampDoc to quicken the enrollment process. Enrollments and payments will still be done here through our current enrollment system, but no registration questions will be required at that time.  Within a few days of enrolling, the email provided in the student/family account will receive an email prompting completion of the registration questions.

Due to very brief timelines between enrollment and the program start date, it is important that a parent/guardian respond to the CampDoc email and complete the registration questions promptly. A participant’s CampDoc profile must be 100% complete before they can attend the program. Families who enrolled a child through our current enrollment system for Summer or Fall 2023 will already have a CampDoc account. A parent/guardian will need to log into the student account and complete any necessary questions for this program.

For more information, review our “CampDoc” page.

For more information and questions about the program, contact: david.upham@unh.edu

All prospective UNH-YSO members must review the UNH-YSO Handbook

Travel Information


UNH Youth Symphony Orchestras

The Youth Symphony Orchestra rehearsals and concert are held in the Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC), 30 Academic Way, Durham, NH.

This course is currently unavailable.