Young Composers Project

Announcing the fifth 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 Orchestras.

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! We will also be performing as many compositions as possible at the Utah Arts Festival in June.

The Young Composers Project is offered free of charge by UYO&E. To apply please fill out the YCP Application or simply attend the first workshop on November 2, 2019.