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.


2019-2020 Season

Rehearsals for the upcoming season began September 13th and 14th

Thank you to everyone who has applied for this year. For anyone who missed the audtion deadline, we will continue to take applications into the fall. The full schedule for the year will be posted shortly.

Updates for December 13th and 14th.

Rehearsals for all three orchestras will be at their usual times and locations: UYPhil, Friday 4-6:30 in room 272; UYSO, Saturday 9-11:30 in room 272; UYJunior Saturday 9-10:30 at Fine Arts West. Also, please note that because of construction at the Salt Lake Temple, the Tabernacle will be closed for the month of January. As a result we have had to reschedule the UYPhil concert for Friday, February 14th. We apologize for the change, but the Temple Square Concert series has been very helpful in rescheduling.

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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Generous use of their great facilities University of Utah Logo