Utah Youth Orchestras
& Ensembles (UYOE)

Since 1986 Music Director and Conductor Barbara Scowcroft's vision has been to educate and inspire young musicians through exceptional ensemble training and performance opportunities in classical music.

As Utah's first youth symphony, founded in 1959, the Utah Youth Orchestras and Ensembles have nurtured thousands of talented musicians ages 12-21 with coaching and development by the area's finest professional conductors and musicians.


Best of State Community Music Program Award

 Congratulations to Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra who has been awarded the Best of State 2014 Community Music Program Award!


Saturday, February 21


Saturday, February 21 @ 9:00 AM





Abravanel Hall

Arrival Time: 12:40

Performance Time UYPhil: 3:30

Performance Time UYSO: 4:00


UYSO/UYPhil Auditions for the 2014-2015 Concert Season

Auditions continuing for most instruments

Please click on the Auditions link at the top of this page for information on how to schedule your audition.

Currently the harp, tuba, and flute sections are full, but please check back.


UYJSO Auditions for the 2014-2015 Concert Season

auditions for Utah youth junior symphony orchestra

For an audition with Utah Youth Junior Symphony Orchestra for the 2014-2015 concert season please click on the Auditions link at the top of this page for information on how to schedule your audition. 

UYJSO is auditioning all instruments except harps and percussion.


College Credit Applications For The University of Utah

Yearly Deadlines August 1 and December 1

Applications are for those who would like to receive college credit for Utah Youth participation (grades 10-12 only).

View College Credit Application Information

Special Thanks

We give a special thanks to our top donors and supporters.

Mendelssohn Level Donor Zions Bank Logo

Mendelssohn Level Donor Zoo, Arts and Parks Logo

Shostakovich Level Donor The C. Comstock Clayton Foundation Logo

Bach Level Donor Salt Lake City Arts Council Logo

Generous use of their great facilities University of Utah Logo