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, 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

 

YOUNG COMPOSERS WORKSHOP

The Young Composers Workshop will begin Feb. 25. Please see the preliminary schedule on the Members page, or here.  

String Solo Auditions

Auditions for the violin and cello solos for Scheherazade will be on Saturday, February 25th following the UYSO rehearsal.

The excerpts can be found here: violin and cello

 

Weekly String Challenge

Here is the weekly string challege

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 17TH & 18TH

REHEARSAL LOCATION for uyphil:  U OF U ROOM #272  
REHEARSAL LOCATION for uyso:  u of u room #272

*Friday-February 17th Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade 4:00-6:30 PM in David Gardner Hall at the U of U

*Saturday-February 18th Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade  rehearsal 9:00-11:30 AM in David Gardner Hall at the Uof U

*Saturday-February 18th JUNIOR SYMPHONY  rehearsal 9:00-10:30 AM in West Institute at U of U.  

UYSO and UYPHIL will both focus on the 1st and 4th movements of Scheherazade, and possibly read through the 2nd and 3rd.  Please take a chance to listen to the piece here.

 

Repertoire Announcement

The Repertoire for the spring concert will be:  Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture

Here are the bowed string parts for Scheherazade:

violin 1  violin 2  viola  cello  bass

and Mendelssohn

violin 1  violin 2  viola  cello  bass

For the other instruments please visit  http://imslp.org/wiki/Scheherazade,_Op.35_(Rimsky-Korsakov,_Nikolay) and http://imslp.org/wiki/Die_Hebriden,_Op.26_(Mendelssohn,_Felix) for a preview of the music.  We will also have prepared parts at the first rehearsal.

UTAH YOUTH PHILHARMONIC AND UTAH YOUTH SYMPHONY AUDITIONS for the 2016-2017 Concert Season

Auditions open for most instruments

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

*We will NOT be taking new FLUTE auditions, as our flute sections are full. 

 

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UTAH YOUTH JUNIOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS for the 2016-2017 Concert Season

September 2016

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

*We will be taking auditions on all orchestral instruments except for harp and percussion.

*Our flute section is full, so we will only audition those who have already signed up. 

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!

And congratulations to Utah Youth Philharmonic who has been awarded the Best of State 2015 Community Orchestra Award!

College Credit Applications For The University of Utah

Yearly Deadlines july 1 and november 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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