Our Mission

As Utah's first youth orchestra, founded in 1957, Utah Youth Symphony has nurtured thousands of talented musicians ages 12-21 with coaching and development by the area's finest professional conductors and musicians. 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.

Seek Beauty

Gifted UYS musicians, professional conductors, and professional musician/coaches strive for beauty, integrity, and artistic excellence through musical expression and performance opportunities.
UYS musicians collaborate to create balance and harmony while promoting these ideals throughout the community.

Create Harmony


2023-24 Season Concert Information

Utah Youth Symphony

January 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m., Salt Lake Tabernacle



Utah Youth Junior Symphony

Concert Information Coming Soon!

Utah Youth Philharmonic

January 28, 2024, 7:00 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall

Scatter Joy

UYS 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.