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


2022-2023 Season Concert Information Coming Soon

Utah Youth Symphony

Fall concert information is coming soon!


Utah Youth Junior Symphony

Fall concert information is coming soon!


Utah Youth Philharmonic

Fall concert information is coming soon!

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

Thank you for a great season!

We wrapped up our 2021-2022 season with a spectacular concert on May 14 at Abravanel Hall. CONGRATULATIONS to all of our musicians for a job well done and THANK YOU to parents, teachers, friends, and family members for your continued support of UYOE and our musicians! Auditions for the 2022-2023 year are now open on […]