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Afternoon Campus Panorama

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The University of Utah School of Music, founded in 1888, brought many firsts to the western United States, including the first grand opera west of the Mississippi. Surrounding Salt Lake City supports an active musical community, including a 52-week professional symphony, a professional opera company and a flourishing jazz scene.

Situated in northern Salt Lake Valley and encircled by mountains, the beauty of the dramatic, rugged Wasatch Range and the numerous world-class outdoor opportunities they afford offers an inspiring learning environment.

Housed in the newly renovated Gardner Hall on the U’s historic Presidents Circle, students benefit from world-class facilities including the 680-seat Libby Gardner Concert Hall, the 114-seat Dumke Recital Hall and the McKay Music Library. An all-Steinway-school, piano faculty teach on New York and Hamburg Steinways and performance halls feature concert Steinway grands.

Our 28 regular and 64 auxiliary faculty hold degrees from prestigious institutions including Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, University of Michigan, Curtis Institute of Music, Yale School of Music and The Julliard School. A research university, faculty actively perform and publish.

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Last Updated: 10/17/13