UNH youth symphony orchestra in concert hall

UNH Youth Symphony Orchestras

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.

Please 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 register and pay tuition without first completing an audition, as tuition payments are non-refundable. To schedule an audition, please email david.upham@unh.edu





Registration open date

Registration close date

Fall 2021

Sundays, Sept 19 – Nov 21



Sept. 13, 2021

Oct. 29, 2021

Spring 2022

Sundays, Jan 30 – May 8



Nov. 22, 2021

April 15, 2022


If you have completed an audition and received an offer of placement, click the '+' sign on the block on the right to enroll for the fall semester. Spring semester enrollment will open on January 16, 2022.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and following UNH and CDC guidance, participants are required to wear face coverings while indoors. Click here for Additional COVID-19 health measures

Family Accounts: Families can create one account for all family members and enrollments can be done together: Online Registration Instructions

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UNH Youth Symphony Orchestras

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

100.00 UNH-YSO Semester Fee

Fall, 2021 Semester (Sunday, Sept. 19 - Sunday, Nov. 21):

  • Concert Orchestra: Sundays, 6-7:30 pm
  • Symphony Orchestra: Sundays, 7:30-9 pm
  • Chamber Orchestra: Sundays, 7:30-9 pm