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MUSIC EDUCATION OFFERINGS FOR STUDENTS

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.

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SALUTE TO YOUTH

The 2022-23 season marks the 62nd 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.

Applications

PLEASE NOTE: The schedule of dates for the 2022 Salute to Youth has not been determined. Check back in spring 2022 for updates.

We invite eligible youth to submit an application for the 62nd annual Salute to Youth concert in 2022. 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, 2022:

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

Dates for the 2021 Salute to Youth Competition were:

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

The 62nd Salute to Youth concert will take place in autumn 2022.  Date TBD.


MASTERCLASSES

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


HIGH SCHOOL MUSIC CLUBS

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

HERE’S HOW

  1. Gather interested students at your school and, on our online ticket request form, explore the concerts and opera performances you’d like to attend.
  2. Decide on a package:
    Symphony Club: 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 Club: 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.
  4. Enjoy! Consider scheduling a tour of one of our buildings or inviting a musician or staff member to speak to your group.

Please note: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative test required for performance entry. Learn more >

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OTHER RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS