SYMS: Summer Youth Music School:FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Junior SYMS is a 6-day program for students who have finished 7th or 8th grade. Senior SYMS is a 14-day program for students who have finished 9th-12th grade. SYMS typically enrolls around 350 students for each session.
Please follow the appropriate link on our website to register online through the secure USNH Events Management System.
No audition is required to be accepted into the program.Short auditions are held the first full day of each program for placement in groups. Audition information is posted online.
Dining will be at Holloway Commons in the Memorial Union Building. It is a fantastic facility with a wide variety of choices at each meal. Those with food allergies will have no problem finding plenty to eat. For information regarding our food service and sample menus, you may log on to http://www.unh.edu/dining/nutrition/concerns.html. Anyone with special nutrition concerns should speak with dietitian Rochelle L’Italien at 603/862-2583. or email Rochelle.LItalien@unh.edu.
Sr. SYMS: Final jazz concerts are on the last Thursday evening starting at 7:00. All other final concerts are on Saturday during the final day of SYMS starting at 9:00 AM with concert bands and orchestras in the morning and choral groups in the afternoon finishing around 3:30 PM. Piano and guitar recitals are mid-morning and at noon, respectively. Students return home after their final performance.
SYMS does not offer any scholarship aid, but many students find financial help through their schools, churches, civic organizations or downtown businesses. The following discounts are also available: $100 off for two students in Junior SYMS; $200 off for two students in Senior SYMS; $100 off for one student in each program.
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