SYMS: Summer Youth Music School
July 12-17, 2015
(For students who have completed grades *6-8)
*Students who have completed 6th grade may only register as a commuter at Junior SYMS
July 19-August 1, 2015
(For students who have completed grades 9-12)
Junior Session: Erika Svanoe
Dr. Erika Svanoe is a conductor, composer, educator, and wind band specialist in the greater Twin Cities area. Originally from Whitewater, Wisconsin, her previous roles include Director of Bands at Bemidji State University, Director of Athletic Bands at the University of New Hampshire, and Director of Bands at Mukwanago (WI) High School. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from The Ohio State University, where she served as conductor of the OSU Collegiate Winds, and assistant conductor of the OSU Wind Symphony. She is the 2014 National Band Association Young Band Composition Contest Winner.
Senior Session: Scott Jones
Dr. Scott A. Jones is associate professor of music and associate director of Bands in the School of Music at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining the faculty at Ohio State, Dr. Jones served as director of bands at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He also garnered 15 years of teaching experience in the public schools of Apple Valley, Minnesota and Ashville, Ohio. Jones was recipient of the 2013-14 Ohio State School of Music Distinguished Teaching Award and was also named “Music Educator of the Year” by the Minnesota Music Educators Association. His guest engagements regularly include All-State Bands and Honor Bands, as well as international engagements throughout Asia.
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.
The University of New Hampshire seeks to create a welcoming and inclusive youth program experience for all participants. Reasonable accommodation, consistent with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended, Section 504 and applicable state law, may be requested to support participation of individuals with disabilities in youth camps and other youth activities. If an accommodation is needed for any reason, please contact Cathy Leach, Summer Youth Programs, 603-862-3266 (phone); TTY Users: 7-1-1 (Relay NH); or firstname.lastname@example.org. Accommodation request determinations are made on a case by case basis. Accommodation requests should be made at the time of registration, or as soon as possible thereafter to allow sufficient time for consideration and implementation.