Utah Symphony Guild Programs
Utah Symphony Youth Guild
The Utah Symphony Youth Guild committe is dedicated to the encouragement and support of young musicans. The committee helps plan and supervise Youth Guild Activities such as Master Classes, hosts a reception following the Salute to Youth concert and helps with the Youth Guild Recital Competition, which provides cash and performance rewards to the young musicans. the Youth Guild member staff the coat check booths and perform in the lobby prior to concerts and at Symphony Guild functions.
Outreach Violin Program
The Outreach Violin program is an award winning outreach program. We believe that all people should have the opportunity to experience music. Our purpose is to reach out in the community to those children who might not otherwise have such an opportunity and provide them with free music lessons from professional music teachers. The video below shows our program in action.
Currently the program is available at the Northwest Community Center and the Guadeloupe School. Student receive a violin to use to learn and practice on. Lessons are taught once a week on several days. Generally they perform two concerts per year.
School Docent Program
Last year, through the Fifth-Grade Docent Concerts, over 23,000 fifth graders in Utah attended concerts at Abravanel Hall. Approximately one hundred docents visit the classrooms before the concerts helping to introduce the students to the wonderful world of classical music through specially designed presentation materials.
Currently the Guild's financial contributions to the Symphony come primarily from the Symphony Ball, the Symphony Gift Shop and other fundraisers.