Wolfeboro Friends of Music (WFOM) will award tuition grants to six students to attend the 2019 Summer Youth Music School (SYMS) camps at UNH Durham – Dept. of Music. (For information about the SYMS camps, please use the UNH link listed below).

SYMS Junior (July 14-19) one week overnight camp awards will be given to three area students completing 7th and 8th grade. And three area students who are completing 9th, 10th and 11th grade will receive awards to attend the Senior SYMS (July 20- 28) 9 day overnight camp. The awards are open to any year-round resident student in the Lakes Region area who submits an application (see application form below) including a written essay about their interest and future musical ambitions. The deadline for WFOM applications to be received at WFOM, PO Box 2056, Wolfeboro NH 03894 is Wednesday April 24, 2019. A UNH application also must be submitted directly to UNH Dept. of Music. The tuition grant winners will be selected based on their application by a committee of WFOM Board members. The SYMS awards are funded from the William H. Gibson Music Fund, a fund supported by WFOM though part of its annual ticket income, supporting grants, and individual sponsors. The Gibson Music Fund is used each year to provide music education programs for the Gov. Wentworth Regional School District and to enhance the musical experience for students of all grades in the Lakes Region. Donations to the William H. Gibson Music Fund can be made payable to WFOM, PO Box 2056, Wolfeboro NH 03894.

WFOM SYMS Application form

UNH Music Department SYMS website


A note of praise for the SYMS Program

July 28, 2016

To Wolfeboro Friends of Music,

Please pass on my gratitude to the Friends of Music for granting my daughter a scholarship to attend SYMS Jr last year. If you had not offered the scholarship, it is likely we would not have known about the program, and she might not have embraced saxophone playing as she does today with so much love and enthusiasm.

She did not apply for the scholarship again this year because we wanted someone else to experience what she did. She did however go back for a second year, and loved every minute of it. To give you an example of her enthusiasm: She now wants to learn how to play the soprano sax! Yikes!

Thank you so much for helping to enrich my daughter’s music education, and I hope you continue to provide this service to others.


A Grateful Mom