About the Youth Guild


The Utah Symphony Youth Guild is dedicated to giving students a greater involvement with the arts through volunteer service and education activities.  Membership is open to families with children ages 8 to 18. While the Youth Guild encourages everyone to reap the many benefits of learning to play an instrument, membership is open to musicians and non-musicians alike.

Youth Guild Application 2016-17

ONLINE Youth Guild Application Form

PRINTABLE Youth Guild Application

Education and Service OpportunitiesYouth_Guild_Education_and_Service_Opportunities_2016-17.pdf

Youth Guild Voucher Program

A family membership entitles you to purchase vouchers to attend four Utah Symphony concerts. A book of four vouchers for the 2016-17 season is $24 per student and $48 per adult. Each voucher can be redeemed for just one concert and has a variety of concerts from which you may choose. You can view the concert selection on the second  page of the PRINTABLE Youth Guild Application above.  Only Youth Guild members and their parents or grandparents have the option of buying tickets at this special price.

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  • Backstage Seminars
  • Masterclasses
  • Pre-Concert Lectures
  • Open Rehearsals
  • Youth Guild Recital
  • Article in School Newspaper



  • Coat Checking
  • Ushering
  • Family Music Fair Assistance
  • Lobbyfest Performances
  • Article in School Newspaper
  • DVMF Plazafest Performances



Youth Guild Recital

Advanced students may wish to participate in the spring Youth Guild Recital audition. Auditions are open to members of the Youth Guild. Entrants must participate in two educational and two service activities in order to be eligible to audition. A separate audition entry fee applies. Youth Guild recital winners are eligible for Salute to Youth final auditions in the fall.

The audition dates for the upcoming season will be March 5 for pianos and March 12 for all other intruments. Applications and audition guidelines will be posted on the Youth Guild recital page of this website soon.


Students who have distinguished themselves in competitions play in the lobby of Abravanel Hall before Symphony Masterworks concerts. A list of the 2015-16 Lobbyfest players is available here.

Pre-concert Lectures

Pre-concert lectures are given in Abravanel Hall before each of the Utah Symphony Masterworks performances. Lectures begin at 6:45 PM(45 minutes before the concert)and feature conductors, guest artists and distinguished members of the community. Pre-concert lectures are given on the orchestra level of Abravanel Hall. The lecture is free with your symphony ticket.

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