YSMP Frequently Asked Questions

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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 with receipt. Within 5–7 business days you will also receive an email from DocuSign with required permission forms that will need to be electronically signed by both parent/guardian and participant in order to complete 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?
You will receive email confirmation from DocuSign after the electronic forms have been completed by both parent/guardian and participant.

What is your refund policy?
All but $50 of your fee will be refunded prior to the program's full registration deadline. Refunds after the full registration deadline are made at the discretion of the Youth Summer Music Programs director. If the Ohio State School of Music cancels a program for any reason, full refunds will be made.

What are summer program policies regarding COVID-19?
School of Music summer programs will follow the health and safety guidelines laid out by the university. Details can be found here. Protocols specific to summer programs will also be shared with parents/guardians and students at the first orientation meeting.

What are summer program vaccination requirements?
     Ohio State students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive an approved exemption under the university’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement
     For visitors attending Ohio State events, including youth/minors, COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly recommended but are not required.


Program Attendance

When will I receive additional details and instructions about my program?
Information specific to your program, including schedule, will be emailed approximately three weeks prior to the start date. Review it carefully prior to the start of your program.

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.


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 and payment to YouthSummerMusic@osu.edu