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Youth Orchestra Information

 

Programs with an asterisk offer summer camps or festivals.

American Heritage Lyceum Orchestras
The Lyceum Orchestra Program consists of five audition-only ensembles starting with students as young as five going through to the most advanced high-school-aged musicians. Students perform masterworks of the repertory alongside sacred music. To learn more, visit their website at www.LyceumPhilharmonic.org or contact American Heritage School at 801-642-0055 , or program director Kayson Brown at kbrown@ahsmail.com.

Canyons Youth Symphony
Canyons Youth Symphony is open to all students grades 5 – 9 in Canyons School District. The ensemble enhances the experience of the school band/orchestra classes. To learn more, visit their website at: http://csdarts.weebly.com/canyons-youth-symphony.html

Canyons Honors Symphony Orchestra is an audition group for high school students within the Canyons School District. The ensemble enhances the experience of the school band/orchestra classes.

Davis Youth Symphony
Students in the Davis School District may audition for the Davis Youth Symphony whose purpose is to provide greater challenge for the outstanding instrumental music students of the district through experiences of a higher performance level. To learn more, visit their website at http://www.davis.k12.ut.us/Page/363 .

Gifted Music School
Nationally recognized full-scholarship program for exceptionally motivated and hard-working music students. World level faculty provides complete music education in orchestral playing, chamber music, musicianship, theory, history, music literature, and choir. Full scholarship program for piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, french horn, woodwinds. Ages 5-17. To learn more, contact Ms. Meili Bell at 801.930.0752 or visit their website at www.giftedmusicschool.org

Gifted Music School Preparatory Department *
Community based music education for all students. World level faculty teaches a comprehensive curriculum. Ages 3-17 (including early childhood classes). Piano, violin, cello, viola, guitar, theory, choir, chamber music, and Suzuki Program and Orchestra. Summer music camps, and scholarships available. To learn more, contact Mrs. Brittany Gardner at 801-948-0678 or visit their website at www.giftedmusicschool.org .

Granite Youth Symphony *
Play fantastic music in a full symphony orchestra, make new friends, extend skills. For Granite School District students entering grades 9-12 next fall. To learn more, contact the Granite School District Music Office, 385-646-4542, fax 385-646-4103, atuckness@graniteschools.org or wjensen@graniteschools.org .

Granite Junior Youth Symphony
Come play fantastic music in a full symphony orchestra, make new friends, extend skills and perform in various venues in the Salt Lake area. Our orchestra is for Granite School District and charter school students in the district boundaries that are in grades 7-9. To learn more, contact the Granite School District Music Office, 385-646-4620, fax 385-646-4103, gdawson@graniteschools.org, or kpnelson@graniteschools.org

Intermountain Suzuki String Institute *
We are a Suzuki Method music camp for violin, viola, cello and bass students and teachers. We also have an Advanced String Camp and Advanced Chamber Music program with the Fry Street Quartet for the more advanced student. Something for everyone – we hope you can join us!! To learn more, email issi@xmission.com or visit their website at www.intermountainsuzukistringinstitute.com .

Nebo Youth Philharmonic
High School students in the Nebo School district may join the Nebo Youth Philharmonic based upon the recommendation of their school music teacher. The purpose of the group is to support school music programs within the district and provide an advanced symphonic, semi-professional experience for students as they rehearse and perform in a spirit of collaboration. To learn more, contact Julie Christofferson at 801-310-0612 or julie.christofferson@nebo.edu ; or contact Paul Wells at 801-423-3200 or paul.wells@nebo.edu .

Northern Utah Youth Symphony *
Northern Utah Youth Symphony serves young musicians based on ability (generally of the junior high and high school age) from Cache, Box Elder, and Weber counties. It is a full orchestra, audition-only, a project of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society. To learn more, visit: www.NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org, email info@northernutahyouthsymphony.org, or call Julie Gardner at 435-740-4335.

Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra
Northern Utah Youth Symphony serves young musicians based on ability (generally of the junior high and high school age) from Cache, Box Elder, and Weber counties. It is a strings-only, audition-only, training orchestra for the strings section in Northern Utah Youth Symphony, and a project of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society. To learn more,visit: www.NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org,email info@northernutahyouthsymphony.org, or call Julie Gardner at 435-740-4335.

Nebo Youth Philharmonic
High School students in the Nebo School district may join the Nebo Youth Philharmonic based upon the recommendation of their school music teacher. The purpose of the group is to support school music programs within the district and provide an advanced symphonic, semi-professional experience for students as they rehearse and perform in a spirit of collaboration. To learn more, contact Julie Christofferson at 801-310-0612 or julie.christofferson@nebo.edu ; or contact Paul Wells at 801-423-3200 or paul.wells@nebo.edu .

Ogden Youth Symphony/WSU String Project
The Ogden Youth Symphony is an extension of the Weber State University String Project and was created to provide an opportunity for pre-college musicians. This audition only ensemble is open to high school level string players as well as winds, brass and percussion in order to provide a full Symphony Orchestra experience for students. For more information email orchestra@weber.edu or call Stephanie Strait at 801-564-9860.

Utah Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra
The purpose of the Utah Valley Youth Symphony Organization is to support aesthetic, social and intellectual development of our youth and community through music. Three separate groups allow students to advance as they grow and progress. To learn more, visit their website at http://www.uvyso.org/ or contact Kameron Conley at kameronoconley@gmail.com or 801-377-5885.

Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra | Utah Youth Philharmonic
The Utah Youth Orchestras (Philharmonic & Symphony) are outstanding, energized, young musicians ready to work, have fun and change lives performing great classical music! To learn more, visit their website at www.utahyouthsymphony.org or email them at uysymphony@msn.com .

Young Artist Chamber Players
YACP is a high school orchestra group of some of the finest string players in the Salt Lake area, founded by Jack Ashton. To learn more, visit their website at youngartistchamberplayers.org, or contact Becky Hesterman at hesterbunny@gmail.com or 801-891-4806.

Wasatch Mountain Camerata, Youth String Ensemble, and Youth Chamber Orchestra
Part of YACP, our 3 younger orchestras are a good place for string players to learn how to play in an orchestra, in all levels of ability. To learn more, visit their website at youngartistchamberplayers.org , or contact Becky Hesterman at hesterbunny@gmail.com or 801-891-4806.