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


Winter Concerts

Utah Youth Symphony

2020-2021 Concerts TBA


Utah Youth Junior Symphony

2020-2021 Concerts TBA


Utah Youth Philharmonic

2020-2021 Concerts TBA

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

Weekly Update for Nov. 27th and 28th.

We will be off this week for Thanksgiving. We hope everyone has a wonderful, safe holiday. The next Young Composers Workshop will be Saturday, Dec. 12th.