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

Jan. 22nd – Libby Gardner Concert Hall – 7:00pm

Beethoven Overture to “Creatures of Prometheus”

Movements of Bizet’s L’Arlésienne suites

Guilmant Organ Symphony, featuring Kenneth Udy on organ

Saint-Saëns Bacchanale from “Samson and  Dalila”

Ravel Bolero

Utah Youth Junior Symphony

Feb. 1st – Fine Arts West – 10:30am

Free and open to the public

repertoire TBA

Utah Youth Philharmonic

Feb. 14th – Tabernacle at Temple Square – 7:00pm

Free and open to the public.  No tickets required.

Beethoven “Egmont”  Overture

Movements of Bizet’s Carmen suites

Albinoni Adagio

Saint-Saëns Symphony no. 3 “Organ Symphony”, featuring Kenneth Udy on organ

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

Updates for the week of Feb. 21st and 22nd.

Congratulations to the UYPhil for a great concert last week. The UYPhil will be off this week. Rehearsals will resume next week, Feb. 28th. Both the UYSO and the UYJunior rehearsals Saturday will be at their usual times and locations (9-11:30 in Room 272 for the UYSO, and 9-10:30 for the UYJunior at Fine Arts […]

Updates for the week of Feb. 14th and 15th.

The dress rehearsal for the UYPhil concert will be Friday, February 14th from 4-6:00 followed by light refreshments from 6-6:45 with the concert starting at 7:00pm. Both the dress rehearsal and concert will be in the Tabernacle downtown. Please enter through door #2 on the southwest corner of the Tabernacle. Both the UYSO and the […]