Course DescriptionFor over seventy years, the Summer Youth Music School (SYMS) has provided students the opportunity to share their passion for music with other talented musicians in a supportive and engaging environment, studying with outstanding teachers and freelance artists from around the country.
Students engage in a daily schedule of exciting and varied classes. Campers concentrate on a major instrument or voice part and choose electives to broaden their experience. They participate in large ensembles (band, choir, orchestra), master classes, chamber groups, jazz ensembles, and other stimulating and challenging courses designed to improve their technique and musical understanding.
Students and faculty also perform a variety of free evening recitals throughout the sessions and each session concludes with a final concert.
There are two sessions:
SYMS Jr: July 15-20
A one-week session for musicians who have completed Grades 6-8.
SYMS Sr: July 21-29
A nine-day session for musicians who have completed Grades 9-12.
Commuter and overnight options are available for each session; students who have completed Grade 6 may only attend SYMS Jr as a commuter.
Private lessons, at additional cost of $25 per half hour, are available to interested students. Students in JR SYMS may take one lesson; students in SR SYMS may take one or two lessons.
For the program website: SYMS
Click the '+' on the blocks on the right to view and register for the Jr or Sr session and/or to purchase a private lesson(s), if desired.