Performance Opportunities

Salute to Youth 2017-18


The 58th annual Saute to Youth concert featuring young Utah musicians soloing with the Utah Symphony is scheduled forTuesday, September 26, 2017.  Utah Symphony Assistant Conductor Conner Covington will conduct.  The document with guidelines and repertoire is available here.  The online application will be available May 1 through midnight on June 2, 2017. 


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Salute to Youth 50th Anniversary: The September 29, 2009 Salute to Youth concert marked the 50th anniversary of this great tradition.  Deseret News has been the sponsor of this exciting celebration of young musical talent in Utah for the entire 56 years.  Click here for a collection of some of their memories of their experiences as Salute to Youth soloists. Click here for a list of former soloists. This concert is sponsored each year by the Deseret News.


All-star evening

Violinist Karen Ferry was selected at the 2016-17 Salute to Youth auditions to perform a concerto with the Utah Symphony on the All-Star Evening concert on May 23, 2017.  She will perform Dvorak's Violin ConcertoThe All-Star Evening also includes orchestral selections performed by Utah Symphony musicians sitting side-by-side with students who have been nominated from 10 youth orchestras. This part of hte program will include the Scherzo movement from Bruckner's Symphony No. 7, Brahms'  Hungarian Dance No. 5 and Finlandia by Sibelius.  Utah Symphony is proud to support the musical aspirations of Utah studnets with this performance opportunity. 


Youth Guild Recital

Youth Guild members who have earned two education and two service credits are eligible to audition for the Youth Guild recital each spring.  Students who perform on the Youth Guild recital have automatic eligibility for the following season's Salute to Youth final auditions.  Information about auditions and the recital date will be announced later this season.  Senior division winners receive $250, junior division winners receive $200 and elementary division winners receive $150.  The excitement generated by these young musicians (Ages 10-18) will leave you inspired and smiling for days.  To learn more about the Youth Guild and to obtain an application, visit the Youth Guild section on our website. 

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