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.


2017-2018 Season

The 2017-2018 season will continue with rehearsals starting on February 9th and 10th

For our spring concert on May 19th, in Abravanel Hall, the UYPhil will perform Dvorak's 6th Symphony and the UYSO will perform Dvorak's 7th Symphony, with the Junior Symphony joining in. In addition, both orchestras will accompany Jenny Oaks Baker in selections from her new album "Spirit of God".

Schedule for the week of May 18th and 19th.

On Friday, May 18th, the UYPhil will rehearse from 4:00 to 5:30 and the UYSO will rehearse from 5:30 to 7:00 with the UYJunior Symphony joining for the last 45 minutes (6:15-7:00). Rehearsals will be in room 272 of Gardner Hall. On Saturday, May 19th, there will not be morning rehearsals. The dress rehearsal will be in Abravanel Hall and will begin with the UYPhil from 4:00 to 5:00 followed by the UYSO from 5:00 to 6:00, with the UYJunior Symphony joining for approximately the last half hour. The concert will begin at 7:00. Please come early and be warmed up and ready to go as we are on a tight schedule with very limited time for each group. And, remember to have fun!

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

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