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SYMS: Summer Youth Music School - Prep
A Division of the Summer Youth Music School for band and orchestra students finishing grades 4-6
2014 Session July 7-11, 2014
Cost: $200 (Each additional child from the same family will cost $125)
SYMS Prep Division is a day camp offered at the University of New Hampshire for current band and orchestra students exiting grades 4, 5, and 6. Rehearsals, classes, snack, and recess are provided each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drop-off and pick-up will occur at the door to the Paul Creative Arts Center, 30 Academic Way on the UNH campus in Durham.
Final performances are given in the Strafford Room of the Memorial Union Building (the MUB) on campus. Students will be required to submit a simple health form that includes insurance information and permission to treat.
Faculty and Staff
SYMS Prep provides an introductory level experience similar to that cherished by middle and high school music students for the past 65 years. Rehearsals and classes are taught by certified, experienced local music teachers and UNH music majors.
Sarah DePorter teaches band to grades 4-8 and elementary general music in Farmington, NH. She holds an MM in Flute Performance from Ohio State University and a BM in Music Education from UNH. A regular instructor at SYMS since 2006, she was also a member of the New Hampshire Youth Band.
Sarah Kuhn, program director, teaches beginning band at Mast Way School and Moharimet School as well as general music at Moharimet for the Oyster River School District. She holds degrees in Music Education from UNH with a concentration in Horn Performance. A long-term staff and faculty member at SYMS, as well as the Kendall Betts Horn Camp, she has taught horn masterclasses, fundamentals and techniques, and theory. She currently plays horn in the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra.
Amanda Russell teaches beginning band for students in grades 4-6, general music, and chorus at Rollinsford Grade School in Rollinsford, NH. Her degrees are from UNH with a concentration in Vocal Performance. She presented her graduate research to the NH Music Educators Association at the All State Conference in 2009.
Eric Kobb is band director and general music teacher at the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham, NH. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Mr. Kobb is executive director of the New Hampshire Music Teachers Association and the New Hampshire Band Director's Association. He has taught at the Summer Youth Music School throughout his career.
|10:10||Instrument lesson class|
|11:10||Chorus or Theory (Choice)|
|12:00||Lunch at Holloway Commons|
|2:00||Camp Elective (arts and crafts, outdoor games, daily sport, etc.)|
|2:45||Snack and recess|
|3:10||Music Elective (limited spaces in each of: beginning piano, musical theatre, world drumming, beginning violin, beginning guitar, beginning trombone, beginning ukelele))|
|4:00||Pack-up and check-out|
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.