Mission

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 1957, 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.

Updates

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!

JUNIOR YOUTH REHEARSAL LOCATION CHANGE & Upcoming Events

SATURDAY-april 25  

Location: Thompson Chamber Hall, which is located directly inside the front doors of David Gardner Hall.

UYJSO will join UYSO from 10:30-11:30 in Room 272.

APRIL 30-UYJSO members entering 9th-12th grades in the fall are invited to attend the College Audition Workshop on April 30. See information below.

MAY 2-UYJSO will join UYSO on Saturday, May 2 from 10:30-11:30 in Thompson Chamber Hall.

MAY 8-UYJSO will join UYSO/UYPhil on Friday, May 8 from 5:30-6:30 in Thompson Chamber Hall.

PLEASE BRING A STAND TO ALL REHEARSALS!

May 9-Call time at Abravanel Hall is 5:15 PM on Saturday, May 9. Concert is at 7:00 PM.

 

College Audition Workshop

thursday-april 30 @ 7:00 PM 

Location: Dumke Recital Hall which is located on the 4th floor of David Gardner Hall at the University of Utah.

Workshop for those entering grades 9-12 in the fall who are planning to major or minor in music.

Seniors may also be interested in attending since many topics pertaining to 'What to Expect in College" will be discussed.

Parents are invited and encouraged to attend with your musician. 

If musician is unable to attend, parent can attend and take notes.

Please bring a notebook and pen (or electronic device) to take notes.

 

UYSO/UYPHIL Rehearsals May 1, 2, 8 - Location Change to Thompson Hall

musicians expected to attend all 3 rehearsals 

Rehearsals on May 1, 2, and 8 should be attended by all Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra AND Utah Youth Philharmonic musicians.

All rehearsals will take place in Thompson Chamber Hall, which is the room directly inside the front doors of David Gardner Hall.

BRING MUSIC STAND TO ALL REHEARSALS!

Friday, May 1 @ 4:00-6:30 PM

Saturday, May 2 @ 9:00-11:30 AM

Friday, May 8 @ 4:00-6:30 PM

Saturday, May 9-call time at Abravanel Hall is 4:15 PM.

 

UYSO/UYPhil Auditions for the 2015-2016 Concert Season

Audition dates: May 26-30

Tuesday, May 26 @ 4:00-8:00 Strings/Percussion

Wednesday, May 27 @ 4:00-8:00 Woodwinds/Brass/Harp-WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY MORE FLUTE AUDITIONS AT THIS TIME! 

Thursday, May 28 @ 4:00-8:00 Strings/Percussion

Friday, May 29 @ 4:00-8:00 Woodwinds/Brass/Harp-WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY MORE FLUTE AUDITIONS AT THIS TIME! 

Saturday, May 30 @ 9:00 AM-1:00 PM All Instruments-WE ARE NOT TAKING ANY MORE FLUTE AUDITIONS AT THIS TIME! 

LOCATION: Room 318 David Gardner Hall at the University of Utah. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your assigned audition time.

Please note that we start filling audition dates at the beginning of the time frames listed. 

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

 

UYJSO Auditions for the 2015-2016 Concert Season

audition dates: May 29-30

Friday, May 29 beginning at 5:00 PM

Saturday, May 30 beginning at 10:00 AM

LOCATION: Room 324 David Gardner Hall at the University of Utah. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your audition time. 

For an audition with Utah Youth Junior Symphony Orchestra for the 2015-2016 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.

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