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.


2018-2019 Season

We are pleased to announce the Utah Symposium for Double Bass.

The Utah Symposium for Double Bass (USDB) will be June 7th-9th and will feature three days of workshops with many of the foremost bassists of our time. For more information please click on the USDB tab above.

Weekly Update, May 17th and 18th.

We will have combined rehearsals with both the Utah Youth Philharmonic and Symphony on both Friday, from 4-6:30, and Saturday, from 9-11:30. Both rehearsals will be in Gardner Hall, but will be in the Thompson Chamber Music Hall, through the front entrance of the building. Utah Youth Junior will be at the regular location, Fine Arts West (West Institute), from 9-10 on Saturday, then will join the other orchestras in Gardner Hall for the next hour. Everyone PLEASE BRING A MUSIC STAND!

2018-2019 Young Composers Project

Thanks to Devin and all the composers who read and recorded their pieces. We will have one final meeting this Saturday, May 18th, at 11:30 following the UYSO/UYPhil rehearsal, with special guest composer Zhou Tian who received a commission to write a piece for the commemoration of the Golden Spike.

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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