Utah Symphony Youth Guild

The Utah Symphony Youth Guild is dedicated to giving students a greater involvement with the arts and supporting the Utah Symphony 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

Print a Youth Guild Application Form or view Education and Service opportunities.

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 season is $20 per student and $40 per adult. Each voucher has a variety of concerts from which you may choose. Only Youth Guild members and their parents or grandparents have the option of buying tickets at this special price.

Youth Guild Activities

EDUCATIONAL

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

SERVICE

  • Coat Checking
  • Ushering
  • Family Music Fair Assistance
  • Lobbyfest Performances
  • Opera-Tunities Check In
  • Article in School Newspaper
  • DVMF Plazafest Performances
  • Opera Light Walking
  • 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 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. Recital 

An audition date for the 2014 Youth Guild recitial will be announced soon.

Lobbyfest

Students who have distinguished themselves in competitions play in the lobby of Abravanel Hall before Symphony Masterworks concerts.

Pre-concert Lectures

Pre-concert lectures are given in Abravanel Hall before each of the Utah Symphony Masterworks performances. Lectures begin at 7:00 PM and feature conductors, guest artists and distinguished members of the community.