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Providing opportunities for students in our community to learn about classical music is an important part of the Utah Symphony’s mission. We offer a variety of opportunities for individual students and classes to experience the Utah Symphony.



The 2021-22 season marks the 61st anniversary of the Utah Symphony’s Salute to Youth Concert. Each year, Utah’s most talented youth participate in an extensive audition process for the chance to play a movement of a concerto on the Abravanel Hall stage with the Utah Symphony and to join the ranks of the 380 soloists who have come before them.


We invite eligible youth to submit an application for the 61st annual Salute to Youth concert in 2021. Eligible students must be:

  • A resident of Utah (must have lived in Utah for a continuous twelve months prior to submission of the application, and/or must be claimed as a dependent for tax purposes by a Utah resident)
  • Within the following age categories as of September 1, 2021:


Please read the entire Rules and Guidelines and Approved Repertoire List before submitting an application.

Dates for the competition and concert are listed below:

Now- July 29, 2021 Ensemble repertoire requests sent to Ky Johnson
August 10, 2021 Applications and entrance fee must be completed
August 25, 2021 All preliminary audition recordings must be submitted
September 10, 2021 Results of Salute to Youth preliminary auditions emailed
September 18, 2021 Salute to Youth final auditions
November 2, 2021 Salute to Youth concert

Utah Symphony’s 61st Salute to Youth concert will take place on November 2, 2021 at Abravanel Hall. We invite you to celebrate the young talent within our community.

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Utah Symphony | Utah Opera hosts masterclasses with visiting guest artists. The public is welcome to audit these classes.


You and your friends can enjoy great performances at a low price by organizing a music club in collaboration with Utah Symphony | Utah Opera.


    1. Gather interested students at your school and, on the corresponding order form, explore the concerts and opera performances you can attend as a High School Music Club:
      Public and Charter school High School Music Clubs
      Private school High School Music Clubs
      Home school High School Music Clubs
    2. Decide on a package:
      Symphony or Music Clubs: Select four symphony concerts and one opera final dress rehearsal from the provided list. Cost per student is $20 for public and charter schools; $25 per student for private and home schools (basic package).
      Opera Clubs: Receive tickets to all four final dress rehearsals. Free for public and charter schools. For private and home schools, the cost per student is $20 (basic package).
    3. Register your club and order your tickets with our Group Sales Associate, Genevieve Gannon at (801) 294-2873 or [email protected].
    4. Enjoy! Consider scheduling a tour of one of our buildings or inviting a musician or staff member to speak to your group.