Young Composers Project

2017-2018 Young Composers Project

The 2017-2018 Young Composers Project will begin on October 14th

Announcing the third season of the Utah Young Composers Project directed by Devin Maxwell and presented by the Utah Youth Orchestra and Ensembles.

The Utah Young Composers Project is a composition program for young composers interested in writing new music for orchestra. It is the first of its kind in Utah and is open to any students under the age of 18 that currently reside in Utah and are simply interested in composing original music for orchestra. There is no experience necessary and every composer has the opportunity to have their music played by the Utah Youth Symphony.

Participants of the program may attend workshops that will tackle the creative, aesthetic, and practical issues of writing original compositions for full orchestra and occassionally feature established local or visiting guest composers that share their compositions and experience with the participants.

As always, the Utah Youth Orchestras will read and record selected original compositions made by attendees of Utah Young Composers Project!

This year, some of the young composers' works will be performed by the Utah Youth Orchestras at the Utah Arts Festival!

The Young Composers Project is offered free of charge by UYO&E. To apply please fill out the YCP Application. (do not request access, just fill out the form and hit submit at the bottom)


Saturday 10/14 - Workshop 1:

Program Overview and Developing Musical Ideas

Saturday 11/11 - Workshop 2

February 10th - Bring what you have. We will regroup looking forward to the Arts Festival. The workshop will be immediately following the UYSO Rehearsal at the LDS Church on 2nd Avenue and K street.

February 24th -

2017-2018 Tuition

Sheet Music

Sheet music is available online from the Petrucci Music Library.


It is the responsibility of each member musician, parent, and guardian to read the full handbook (click for PDF).


Dress Code


-All Black, FLOOR LENGTH skirt, dress, or dress pants

-Sleeves must go PAST elbow

-BLACK socks or nylons (not nude or tan color, no bare feet/legs below knee)

-Black dress shoes

-Modest neck line, modest jewelry (preferably black)



-Black suit or tuxedo

-White dress shirt

-Black BOW tie

-Black socks

-Black dress shoes