YSMP Frequently Asked Questions

For information about each program, browse the links at Youth Summer Music Programs.

Registration and Payment

How do I register and pay?
All participants will register and pay online. Find a link to the registration form on the web page of each program. Registration and payment are made in one transaction. You will receive a confirmation email with receipt upon submission.

Must I pay in full at the time of registration?
Yes, full payment is required at the time of registration.

Will I receive confirmation of my registration and payment?
After submitting your online registration and payment, you will receive a confirmation email and receipt, as well as additional instructions for completing the registration process.
     If you do not receive this email, one of three things has happened: (1) the email address you entered may be incorrect; (2) the confirmation email was sent to your SPAM box; or (3) the online registration was not received by our system. If you do not receive a confirmation within two hours of submitting the online form, please email YouthSummerMusic@osu.edu.

When do you stop accepting registrations?
Registration is open until either a program reaches capacity or the registration deadline has passed. Many programs fill quickly, so register, pay and submit your permission forms early!

Will I receive confirmation that my permission forms were received?
Confirmation details to come

What is your refund policy?
All but $100 of your fee will be refunded prior to the program's registration deadline. Refunds after the deadline are made at the discretion of the program director.

Program Attendance

When will I receive additional details and instructions about my program?
Information specific to your program (schedule, packing list etc.) will be emailed approximately three weeks prior to the start date. Review it carefully prior to your arrival.

Where will participants be housed?
Students who have elected and paid as a "resident" participant stay in air-conditioned dorms on North Campus.

How are roommate assignments determined?
We do our best to honor roommate requests, but they cannot be guaranteed. If your roommate request changes after you register, contact the Youth Summer Programs registrar no later than 21 days before your program begins so we can make the appropriate changes. If a roommate is not requested, we try to match students by age or grade level.

Who supervises the participants?
The safety and well-being of each program participant is central to our mission. All program faculty and staff are screened and trained annually as part of comprehensive university policy.

I need to arrive early/depart late. Will the program provide accommodations?

  • Day programs — Day programs adhere to the daily schedule posted. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up on time. If an unusual circumstance occurs, please contact the program director or registrar.
  • Resident programs — Availability of special accommodations is dependent on the program. Please contact the director of the program to inquire about specific policy.

May parents stay and watch the programs?

Contact Us

How can I receive information about upcoming programs?

The School of Music offers a wide variety of outreach programs for middle and high school musicians as well as hundreds of concerts that are open to the public. Visit music.osu.edu/events and the Outreach pages for details. These pages are updated often. We also invite you to follow the School of Music on social media.

How do I contact the program faculty and staff?

  • Direct questions about individual program content to the program's faculty director. Contact information can be found on each program's web page.
  • Direct questions about registration, payment and housing to YouthSummerMusic@osu.edu.