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  • Utah Philharmonia presents the 18th annual Haunted Orchestra: Myths and Legends

    University of Utah’s Utah Philharmonia will channel the mystique of supernatural folklore at this year’s “Haunted Orchestra: Myths and Legends,” Oct. 24-25 in Libby Gardner Concert Hall.

  • School of Music Students, Alumni and Faculty Reunited in St George Opera's "La Bohème”

    When Dr. Robert Breault taught David Sauer as a voice student in the University of Utah’s School of Music, he couldn’t predict that this student would one day hire him to direct a familiar opera where he would work alongside several of his former and current students in a professional production.

  • Friends and Family Honor Beloved Pianist Jed Moss

    Jed Moss spent his career generously sharing his talent with artists of many types and skill levels. In that spirit, his colleagues, friends, and family are establishing a collaborative piano scholarship at the University of Utah to continue his legacy.

  • MAGNIFYING, No. 21: Casey Overfield

    Casey Overfield has played tuba in the University of Utah’s Marching Band for three years. A Communications major originally from Northern California, Overfield immediately connected with the camaraderie of the Marching Band. A valued and committed member of the band since her first moments here on campus, she exemplifies the value of the arts within interdisciplinary studies.

  • The Red Hots! Want to Come & Play

    The School of Music’s Red Hot! Performers are expanding in hopes of bringing more live classical and jazz music to events all over the U’s campus and in the wider Salt Lake City community.

  • Utah Philharmonia Teams Up with Wuhan University: In Conversation with Professor Robert Baldwin

    On September 19th, the University of Utah’s premiere orchestra, the 85-member Utah Philharmonia will perform with students from the prestigious Wuhan University in China in a concert that explores cultural musical traditions and builds international student relationships.

  • Runnin' Fl'UTES Perform at National Convention

    The 47th Annual National Flute Association Convention came to Salt Lake City this past week. In attendance at the Salt Palace were hundreds of flutists from all over the world, many presenting or performing as soloists, in flute orchestras, or in chamber groups. Some flute choirs were featured in showcase concerts. The School of Music’s own Runnin’ Fl’UTES secured a concert spot in the convention and performed on the morning of 3 August.

  • School of Music professor hosted piano competition and festival in China

    Piano Area Head, Ning Lu hosted the first-ever Helen Taylor Johannsen International Piano Competition and University of Utah Music Academy to occur overseas, in Hong Kong, and Guangzhou, China.

  • UU Lyric Opera Ensemble tests the limits of faith and fear in Dialogues des Carmélites By Ali Parra

    Faith, sacrifice, and redemption transpire throughout one of Francis Poulenc’s most profound works, Dialogues des Carmélites. The University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble and the Utah Philharmonia will perform this opera on April 19-20 at Kingsbury Hall.

  • The School of Music's Emma Ray Riggs McKay Music Library

    Founded just over eighteen years ago and named for one of the University of Utah’s first music graduates, the Emma Ray Riggs McKay Music Library is nestled in the first floor of the School of Music. We exist to serve the students and faculty of the School of Music, but we have patrons from all over the university. They come to check out scores, study in our beautiful space, produce music in our brand-new music technology studio, or browse through our excellent collections, which embrace a wide variety of materials, from the latest recordings and publications by our faculty to our unique collection of vinyl jazz records.

  • Seth Keeton launches first of its kind, song digital database

    Dr. Seth Keeton, Assistant Professor of Voice in the School of Music is celebrating the release of an ambitious tool in the Digital Humanities–an online tool for art song discovery called SongHelix. Art song is a genre of classical vocal music intended for performance in recital by one singer and one pianist that prizes direct experience and intimacy.

  • SummerArts Piano Festival Invites Winners to Perform with Live Orchestras

    Pianists of the SummerArts Piano Festival and Competition will grace the stage with their award-winning performances in two special concerts on Jan. 19 and 26, 2019 in Libby Gardner Concert Hall. Every summer the University of Utah hosts the SummerArts Piano Festival and Competition attracting pianists ranging from elementary to college age as they compete for prizes, scholarships, and the chance to perform with a live orchestra. The winners of this year's competition will be showcased alongside the American West Symphony and the Salt Lake Symphony.

  • Wind Ensemble to Perform at UMEA

    The University of Utah Wind Ensemble was the only university ensemble selected to perform at this year's Utah Music Education Association Conference in St. George.

  • The U ranks as best Music School for Veterans in Utah

    The University of Utah School of Music was ranked #15 out of 370 institutions in the U.S. for veteran friendliness in College Factual’s 2019 national and state rankings. This places the U in the top 5% best music schools for veterans in the nation and is the second year in the row the U has ranked as the best school of music for veterans in Utah.

  • 18th Annual Camerata Awards Concert and Gala, honoring Gordon and Connie Hanks

    The School of Music will honor icons of the Salt Lake jazz community at its 18th Annual Camerata Awards Concert Gala on 11/9. Founders of the JazzSLC concert series, Gordon and Connie Hanks, and former U Director of Jazz Studies Henry Wolking will receive their awards at a private dinner and public post-dinner concert in Libby Gardner Concert Hall.

  • Looking for a music class for this fall semester? Sign up for the Women's Chorus!

    The Women’s Chorus at The University of Utah is an ensemble for singers of all abilities to rehearse and perform an array of treble choral repertoire.

  • New outstanding faculty members at the School of Music

    The University of Utah School of Music extends a warm welcome to its newest tenure-line faculty members. Each distinguished in their own right; they offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in each respective area here at The University of Utah.

  • Dr. Mike Cottle

    Gain a deeper knowledge of Dr. Mike Cottle, Associate Professor (Lecturer), Music Technology and Composition at the School of Music.

  • Chamber Choir Prepares to Perform at the China International Choral Festival

    The University of Utah Chamber Choir is known for its impeccable intonation and unique ringing tone quality. Under the direction of Dr. Barlow Bradford, the Chamber Choir has travelled nationally and internationally participating in festivals and competitions, including winning the European Choral Gran Prix Choral Competition in 2015. This year the choir has accepted an invitation to be one of four headlining choirs to be featured in the China International Choral Festival in Beijing.

  • University of Utah Wind Ensemble to Premiere David Maslanka's Final Composition, Symphony No. 10

    David Maslanka is one of the most prominent composers of wind band repertoire. Prior to his passing in August 2017, he began work on Symphony No. 10, which was completed by his son Matthew, and will be premiered by the University of Utah Wind Ensemble on their April 3rd concert.

  • Gregory Brown awarded Distinguished Alumni

    The College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni for Music goes to Gregory Brown

  • Catherine Mayes Wins Prestigious Award

    The University of Utah’s own Assistant Professor of Musicology, Dr. Catherine Mayes was recently awarded The Westrup Prize. This is awarded annually for "an article of particular distinction" published in "Music & Letters," a leading international musicological journal published by Oxford University Press.

  • Graduate String Quartet Studies in Germany

    The University of Utah School of Music Graduate String Quartet is in residence in the Saarburg Festival in Germany from July 27- August 7, 2015. Giving the U’s Chamber Music Program great exposure in Germany, the Graduate Quartet, along with three other string students, gave a beautiful performance at the opening reception for the festival on Monday, July 27, 2015.

  • Conducting "Cinderella"

    Claudia Restrepo, first year Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) candidate in the Orchestra Conducting program in the School of Music, reflects on why she is studying conducting, and what it means to work as an assistant conductor for the April 3-4, 2015 performance of Prokofiev's "Cinderella."

  • Opera at the U!

    What goes into an opera production at the U? See our new video about our opera program.

  • Viola d'Amore in Concert!

    Professor Robert Baldwin will perform as part of the Lindon Chamber Music Society at the Lindon Community Center on Saturday, January 24 at 7:00 pm. The concert, titled "Viola D'Amore," will feature Baldwin on the viola d'amore in collaboration with Kirsten Gunlogson, Associate Professor of Voice; and, Pamela Palmer Jones, Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of Musicianship.

  • Scott Hagen, Director of Bands, takes the Utah Wind Symphony to Prestigious Clinic

    The Utah Wind Symphony has been selected to play at the 2014 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. This is a very prestigious opportunity. Their performance is slated for December 20, 2014.

  • Music Education: Service on Editorial Review Boards

    The School of Music’s Music Education program consists of renowned faculty with degrees from prestigious schools that actively perform and publish. Three of the Music Education program’s Faculty members, Jessica Nápoles, Associate Professor and Area Head, Joelle Lien, Associate Professor, and Nicole Robinson, Professor, go above their duties as Faculty members, and were elected as respected members of their profession to serve on editorial review boards for several scholarly peer-reviewed journals within the Music Education community.

  • Barbara Scowcroft Honored

    The College of Fine Arts has honored Barbara Scowcroft as recipient of the 2014/2015 Distinguished Alumni Award in Music. Scowcroft graduated from the U in 2003 with a MM in Conducting and is now a violinist with the Utah Symphony and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Violin Studies at the University of Utah.

  • Faculty Baroque Performs on Air

    Faculty members Pam Jones, Kirsten Gunlogson, and Robert Baldwin, along with DMA student Leslie Richards, were recently featured on KBYU's Highway 89 radio program. The ensemble performed works by Bach, Vivaldi, Sessa, and Ariosti.

  • New Academic Appointments

    With a new school year comes new faces and academic appointments. The School of Music is pleased to welcome Anne McNamara, Raymond C. Morales Postdoctoral Fellow (Trumpet); Nicole R. Robinson, Professor of Music Education and the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Presidential Endowed Chair for Elementary Music Education; and Jonathan Campbell, the new Director of Jazz Ensembles.

  • Forward 4 Clarinet Quartet Perform at Prestigious Chilean Music Festival

    The internationally acclaimed Forward 4 clarinet quartet performed in February at Semanas Musicales de Frutillar, a prestigious chamber music festival in Chile.

  • Piano Four Hands: Heather Conner and Caleb Harris

    Newlywed piano virtuosi Heather Conner and Caleb Harris to present a recital of Romantic duets on February 16, 2014 as part of the Sundays@7 Faculty Recital Series. With four hands and one piano, Conner and Harris will perform the works of Romantic era composers Schubert, Barber, Brahms, and Dvorák.

  • Barlow Bradford Appointed Utah Symphony Chorus Director

    Utah Symphony | Utah Opera named Barlow Bradford as the new Utah Symphony chorus director this October.

  • Nicole Robinson Serves as Interim Sorenson Chair

    Recently appointed Visiting Associate Professor Nicole R. Robinson joins the School of Music faculty as the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Music Education.

  • Utah Philharmonia Presents Rapturous Indie Hit Penelope

    Bringing chamber music, voice, and electronic techniques together, Shara Worden joins the Utah Philharmonia in performing indie artist Sarah Kirkland Snider's Penelope.

  • String Quartet Wins Regional Honor

    The School of Music's Graduate String Quartet, known locally as the Rosco Quartet, will advance to the national Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Performance Competition on March 22, 2013 in Chicago, IL, after winning the regional competition this January in New Mexico.

  • Brian Hulse Returns to the U

    Alumnus composer Brian Hulse returns to the University of Utah to share his views on success with the next generation of inspiring composers.

  • Play Me, I'm Yours comes to U

    The School of Music brings three street pianos to annual Arts Bash to celebrate 100th anniversary of its piano department.

  • Julliard String Quartet

    The Graduate String Quartet has been accepted into the prestigious Julliard String Quartet Seminar for the week of May 20-24, 2013.

  • A Century of Piano at the University of Utah

    The School of Music kicks off Centennial in a major key...

  • Lost and Found

    Hasse Borup, Associate Professor and Head of String and Chamber Music Studies, uncovers lost, 70-year old sonata by American composer Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987).

  • U Opera on Parade

    Student vocalists celebrate pioneers' love of music in Days of '47 parade.

Last Updated: 10/17/19