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BYU School of Music

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From classical to jazz to world beats, the BYU School of Music sponsors a variety of ensembles representing numerous styles and genres on the musical spectrum. Orchestras such as the BYU Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra impress with their richly coordinated sounds. BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, and Women’s Chorus showcase the best of choral music at the university. Synthesis takes big-band jazz to a new level with every performance.      

Circus and science collide in a gorgeous homage to the power of air. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts. The creation of husband-and-wife team Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone, Air Play merges their circus and street theater performance art with the sculptural artistry of Daniel Wurtzel. With visual images seemingly drawn from the sky, this poetic ode…

Father and Son violin/piano duo Alexander and Rex Woods will present a romantic-era salon concert. Alex and Rex will be performing on a period-specific setup and tuning that will transport listeners to a time before cell phones, social media, and virtual reality. Come and enjoy an evening of unabashedly heartfelt music.

BYU’s finest student dance ensembles shine in this treasured annual season-opening showcase concert featuring performances by Ballroom Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Theatre, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Living Legends, Theatre Ballet, and the Young Ambassadors

BYU’s finest student dance ensembles shine in this treasured annual season-opening showcase concert featuring performances by Ballroom Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Theatre, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Living Legends, Theatre Ballet, and the Young Ambassadors

BYU’s finest student dance ensembles shine in this treasured annual season-opening showcase concert featuring performances by Ballroom Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Theatre, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Living Legends, Theatre Ballet, and the Young Ambassadors

BYU’s finest student dance ensembles shine in this treasured annual season-opening showcase concert featuring performances by Ballroom Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Theatre, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Living Legends, Theatre Ballet, and the Young Ambassadors

Contemporary voice faculty (Korianne Orton Johnson) and classical voice faculty (Diane Thueson Reich) go head-to-head to collaborate on classical, musical theatre, and contemporary songs. Friendship, rivalry, and just good singing! With Jared Pierce, piano.

Groove Axis

Sep. 21/2021
7:30 pm

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Join this faculty ensemble for a special CD release with special guest, Steve Lindeman.

Join us as Darren Bastian and Jed Blodgett perform their own arrangements of works by Isaac Albéniz and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Dr. Darren Bastian is an Assistant Professor of Music at BYU, and Jed Blodgett is a BYU Alumnus completing his DMA at Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford.

This concert featuring the top two bands and orchestras in the School of Music is a celebratory concert of audience favorites to begin the school year.

Move, clap, follow musical maps, and have a blast with the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, director Kory Katseanes, and amazing guest trumpeters. The whole family will have a wonderful experience!

Join us for an enjoyable evening as BYU Faculty Composers Kevin Anthony, Christian Asplund, Steven Ricks, and Neil Thornock present new works for various instruments and media. The works explore innovative and traditional tuning systems, multimedia performance including live electronics and video, and other interesting techniques.

Come join many of the jazz groups at BYU for a memorable evening of jazz throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.

Come join us for a tour of some of the greatest composers of French art song. Delight in sumptuous settings of the poetry of Baudelaire, Verlaine, and Apollinaire by Duparc, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, and Poulenc.

Presenting the world premiere of BYU faculty member Larry Lowe's new Sonata for Trumpet and Piano.

The magical story of Beauty and the Beast is set as a French opera (with dialogue and supertitles in English) by André Grétry. Come and see the familiar story in a new setting, with a Beast that you won't believe!

SPLICE Ensemble is a trumpet, piano, and percussion trio focused on cultivating a canon of electroacoustic chamber music. Called a “sonic food fight” by Jazz Weekly, SPLICE Ensemble works with composers and performers on performance practice techniques for collaboration and integrating electronics into a traditional performance space. Their concert will feature the world premiere of Motor Culture, a Barlow-Commissioned work by BYU faculty composer Steven Ricks.

The magical story of Beauty and the Beast is set as a French opera (with dialogue and supertitles in English) by André Grétry. Come and see the familiar story in a new setting, with a Beast that you won't believe!

The magical story of Beauty and the Beast is set as a French opera (with dialogue and supertitles in English) by André Grétry. Come and see the familiar story in a new setting, with a Beast that you won't believe!

The magical story of Beauty and the Beast is set as a French opera (with dialogue and supertitles in English) by André Grétry. Come and see the familiar story in a new setting, with a Beast that you won't believe!

OcTubafest

Oct. 21/2021
7:30 pm

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The magical story of Beauty and the Beast is set as a French opera (with dialogue and supertitles in English) by André Grétry. Come and see the familiar story in a new setting, with a Beast that you won't believe!

OcTubafest

Oct. 22/2021
7:30 pm

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Opera is a fun way to sing and show a story in living color, costumes, set, and sound. This year, BYU Opera will present a musical retelling of Beauty and the Beast. You won’t believe your own eyes when you see the amazing Beast puppet! You can meet and take pictures with the singers after the concert.

The magical story of Beauty and the Beast is set as a French opera (with dialogue and supertitles in English) by André Grétry. Come and see the familiar story in a new setting, with a Beast that you won't believe!

OcTubafest

Oct. 23/2021
7:30 pm

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Orpheus Wind Quintet

Oct. 26/2021
7:30 pm

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There is an increasing amount of research that points to the power of baroque music on the brain. The pulse and frequency of this music calms us, helps us focus, and promotes wellness. Come and enjoy an evening of rich harmonies, textures, and rhythms as we explore the music of J.S. Bach.

Join the BYU Wind Symphony for their first concert under the direction of the new Director of Bands, Shawn Smith. The concert, "Music from the Third Stream," will feature music that fuses jazz, blues, funk, Latin, and classical genres into something new and exciting.

Join us as we begin anew, celebrating wonderful music, great relationships, and new beginnings. Join the Symphonic Band as they perform the music of Alfred Reed, Eric Whitacre, and others.

Jazz Legacy Band

Nov. 03/2021
7:30 pm

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Early, swing and New Orleans era jazz

Men's Chorus has existed in some form or fashion for 120 years. Over that time, it has grown from a club to an official course offering to the largest collegiate men's chorus in the United States. While BYU Women's Chorus is a comparatively new ensemble, it is continually receiving nationwide recognition for its beautiful repertoire and elegant sound. In this concert, we celebrate the traditions that have defined these ensembles over those years, from signature tunes to beloved hymns culminating…

Men's Chorus has existed in some form or fashion for 120 years. Over that time, it has grown from a club to an official course offering to the largest collegiate men's chorus in the United States. While BYU Women's Chorus is a comparatively new ensemble, it is continually receiving nationwide recognition for its beautiful repertoire and elegant sound. In this concert, we celebrate the traditions that have defined these ensembles over those years, from signature tunes to beloved hymns culminating…

Classical Percussion

Nov. 06/2021
7:30 pm

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The BYU Percussion Ensemble and the Tangents Percussion Quartet will perform innovating and exciting new music for percussion.

Uinta Trio

Nov. 09/2021
7:30 pm

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The Uinta Trio comprised of Michael McQuay, Monte Belknap, and Nicole Pinnell will be performing a world premiere of a piano trio called “O Bruxo,” by Argentine composer Julian Mansilla, who won a Barlow Endowment Grant. Join us for this world premiere and an exciting performance of the great B Major Brahms Piano Trio.

Jazz Combos

Nov. 10/2021
7:30 pm

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The BYU DanceSport Championships is the culminating event for fall semester for the BYU Ballroom Dance Program. Students present their learned technique in a competitive environment, and advanced level dancers enter open categories in latin and ballroom categories vying for championship titles. This competition showcases the highest level of ballroom dance in the Intermountain West.   For exact schedule of events, www.byudancesport.com during the week of the event

Syncopation is not only good at blending and performing as a group; it is made up of incredible soloists. Join us for an evening of jazz standards and classic tunes with a mixture of ensemble and solo pieces.

The BYU DanceSport Championships is the culminating event for fall semester for the BYU Ballroom Dance Program. Students present their learned technique in a competitive environment, and advanced level dancers enter open categories in latin and ballroom categories vying for championship titles. This competition showcases the highest level of ballroom dance in the Intermountain West.   For exact schedule of events, www.byudancesport.com during the week of the event

Concert Choir embarks on a tour of multicultural music with folk songs and folk hymns from around the globe. You'll hear choral works from diverse continents as well as traditional favorites from the United States. The BYU Singers, meanwhile, continues its annual concert tradition of "Musica eclectica," an artistically curated menagerie of dazzling choral gems both ancient and modern.

Trombone Choir

Nov. 18/2021
8:00 pm

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Join us in the celebration of global music and rhythm, featuring performances from Gamelan Bintang Wahyu and Panoramic Steel.

Woodwind Chamber Night

Nov. 30/2021
6:00 pm

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The fall concert of the non-auditioned University Orchestra and University Strings is a rousing finish to these popular ensembles.

Brass Chamber Night

Nov. 30/2021
8:00 pm

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String Chamber Night

Dec. 01/2021
5:30 pm

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Flute Choir

Dec. 01/2021
8:00 pm

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Jazz Lab Band

Dec. 02/2021
7:30 pm

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Don't miss the BYU combined choirs and Philharmonic present this well-loved annual concert celebrating the sounds of the holiday season.

Tuba Christmas

Dec. 04/2021
1:00 pm

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Don't miss the BYU combined choirs and Philharmonic present this well-loved annual concert celebrating the sounds of the holiday season.

Don't miss the BYU combined choirs and Philharmonic present this well-loved annual concert celebrating the sounds of the holiday season.

Ring in your jazzy Christmas and holiday season with this fun-filled and magical concert by the BYU Jazz Ensemble! Special holiday guests are sure to be on hand!

Join us for a concert featuring music from the Appalachian mountains, Texas, New England, and Tennessee. We will also present several traditional Christmas carols in an old-time Americana style.

BYU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band present "Winter Celebrations." Come celebrate the winter holidays with a culmination of Alfred Reed's "Russian Christmas Music" using combined forces of both bands.

Utah Crosstalk

Jan. 15/2022
7:30 pm

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For almost 20 years, Utah Crosstalk has presented cutting-edge electronic and multimedia works from the studios of BYU and the University of Utah, and other distinguished artists. This ongoing concert series brings the students and faculty of both institutions together to promote interchanges on the latest technologies being used in music performance. This BYU installment marks the first time new faculty member Dr. Kevin Anthony takes over the co-curation of the series from its former co-founder, Dr. Steven Ricks.

Young Artists of Voice

Jan. 18/2022
7:30 pm

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Q’d Up

Jan. 19/2022
7:30 pm

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Young Artists of Voice

Jan. 20/2022
7:30 pm

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Come join us for a night of epic music for violin and piano by Nikolay Medtner, nicknamed the "Russian Brahms" from the early 20th century, played by BYU School of Music faculty, Monte Belknap and Stephen Beus.

Young Artists of Voice

Jan. 22/2022
7:30 pm

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Brassworks

Jan. 28/2022
7:30 pm

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Known for their polished performances and versatility of genre and style, the university's four auditioned choirs—Men's Chorus, Women's Chorus, Concert Choir, and BYU Singers—will present a varied program of classical and contemporary choral works.

In this collaborative concert, the piano studio of Jihea Hong-Park teams up with the BYU composition seminar for an evening of new works for solo piano. The two studios collaborated in Fall 2021 for this concert, which also features a new work for solo piano, video, and electronic sound composed by BYU composer Steven Ricks for Hong-Park. You don't want to miss it!

Don't miss this recital that will feature a wide spectrum of percussion compositions and instruments, including a special performance from Coleman's jazz trio, Groove Axis.

This season's celebration of the nearly 60-year history of the de Jong Concert Hall continues with performances by Hungary's greatest composers, Bartok and Kodaly. Any concert that features Bartok's famous Concerto for Orchestra is an event not to be missed.

The BYU Wind Symphony celebrates Black History Month with a concert titled "Toward Freedom..." featuring Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait, two works honoring Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and a musical celebration of the Black Sunday worship experience by composer Omar Thomas.

With Nestor Torres and other guests.

We pay homage to heroes of our past in a musical tribute to heroes that have shaped history and had meaningful contributions to our lives. Join us as we present "Heroes" Featuring Onsby Rose Symphony No. 1, Heroes.

Come enjoy the tight harmonies of Syncopation with the high energy of Jazz Ensemble, in our favorite collaboration of the year!

Saxophone Summit

Mar. 05/2022
10:00 pm

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The Salt Lake City Saxophone Summit is an aggregation of the top jazz saxophonists in the state—truly the A-team with saxophonists such as Brian Booth, David Halliday, Lemoyne Taylor, Jon Gudmundson, and Ray smith. Performing with an incredible rhythm section, they will do a program partly dedicated to George Gershwin and partly dedicated to Stevie Wonder. It will be a night to remember that you will not want to miss!

The United States National Amateur Championships is the annual culminating event for competitive ballroom dance in the United States. As the largest amateur ballroom competition in the country national titles are awarded to the top ballroom and latin dancers in all categories and age divisions.  For exact schedule of events, www.byudancesport.com during the week of the event

Don't miss out on one of the most anticipated concerts of the year featuring winners of the annual concerto competition for BYU School of Music graduate students and upperclassmen.

Orpheus Wind Quintet

Mar. 10/2022
7:30 pm

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As the first event of the 2022 BYU Singers Reunion, this evening's concert celebrates 37 years of friendships, rehearsals, and performances at home and on tours throughout the world. This year's choir will open the concert with the repertoire they have prepared for their tour to the Baltics. In a joyful conclusion, the many alumni in attendance will join the choir on stage, conducted by Andrew Crane and by Ronald Staheli, the founding conductor.

DancEnsemble is a contemporary modern dance company whose mission is to produce student-created choreographic works. Each company member is a part of an immersive creative process that includes peer workshopping with company members and mentoring by the faculty director resulting in a concert that uniquely reflects the students' personal voices.

DancEnsemble is a contemporary modern dance company whose mission is to produce student-created choreographic works. Each company member is a part of an immersive creative process that includes peer workshopping with company members and mentoring by the faculty director resulting in a concert that uniquely reflects the students' personal voices.

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