Our Mission

As Utah's first youth orchestra, 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. 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 UYO&E musicians, professional conductors, and professional musician/coaches strive for beauty, integrity, and artistic excellence through musical expression and performance opportunities.
UYO&E musicians collaborate to create balance and harmony while promoting these ideals throughout the community.

Create Harmony


2023-24 Season Concert Information

Utah Youth Symphony

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Utah Youth Junior Symphony

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Utah Youth Philharmonic

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Scatter Joy

UYO&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.


Weekly Updates and Information

September 29-30

IMPORTANT Parent Meeting Update–We are postponing our parent meetings, as we are still recruiting additional musicians. We will provide you with a new date when it is determined. Thank you for your patience! U-Phil–Friday, September 29–Rehearsal is from 4:00-6:30 p.m. in Room 272 in the School of Music on the University of Utah Campus. Please […]