Barbara Scowcroft, Music Director & Conductor
For over 50 years, Utah Youth Orchestras & Ensembles have provided premiere training for young orchestral musicians of the Intermountain West.
Our orchestras have nurtured thousands of talented musicians ages 12–21 with coaching and development by the area's finest professional conductors and musicians.
Utah Youth Orchestras
Dvorak's New World Symphony
Utah Arts Festival
Thursday, June 20
Audition dates for 2013-2014 season have
been set! New applicants as well as
returning members must audition.
See information about auditions below!
Auditions for the
2013 - 2014 Season
Audition dates for UYSO/UYPhil:
Wednesday, May 22 4:00-7:00
Tuesday, June 11
Friday, June 14
Our season begins in mid-September.
See details below to schedule.
Auditions for UYJSO will be in the fall.
(We may open one more summer date.)
Email for an appointment.
If you would like to audition for one of our orchestras, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an audition. Include your name, mailing address, instrument, phone, and school grade for the 2013-2014 year, as well as the orchestra you are auditioning for: (1) UYSO/UYPhil or (2) UYJSO. UYSO/UYPhil will be accepting auditions for all orchestral instruments. UYJSO will be accepting auditions for all orchestral instruments except harp and percussion. All applicants should fill out 2 copies of the application form (see Applications section of this website.)
Gifted UYSO&E musicians, professional conductors, and professional musician/coaches strive for beauty, integrity, and artistic excellence through musical expression.
UYSO&E musicians collaborate to create balance and harmony while promoting these ideals throughout the community.
UYSO&E enhances lives by contributing to an enduring legacy of joyful, passionate, musical distinction and music appreciation across all generations, especially among future generations of musicians, audiences, and patrons of the arts.
Our special thanks to the University of Utah for generously allowing UYSO&E to practice in their outstanding facilities.