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BYU School of Music

https://music.byu.edu/
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.      

Trombone Choir

Nov. 19/2019
8:00 pm

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Directed by Ray Smith.

BYU Percussion Ensemble directed by Matt Coleman.

Gamelan Bintang Wahyu Founding Director Jeremy Grimshaw Guest Artist and Visiting Director Nyoman Windha   Panoramic Steel directed by Darren Bastian

Conducted by Christian Smith.    

Brass Chamber Night

Dec. 03/2019
8:00 pm

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Flute Choir

Dec. 04/2019
8:00 pm

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Usher in the Christmas season with the combined BYU Choirs and the BYU Philharmonic.

Tuba Christmas

Dec. 07/2019
12:00 pm

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Usher in the Christmas season with the combined BYU Choirs and the BYU Philharmonic

Harp Solo and Ensemble

Dec. 07/2019
7:00 pm

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Jazz Lab Band

Dec. 10/2019
7:30 pm

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Directed by Kristen R. Bromley.

This performance features BYU's two non-auditioned choirs.

Conducted by Christian Smith.

Concert band and holiday classics, including our annual combined performance of Alfred Reed's "Russian Christmas Music." Conducted by Donald Peterson and Kirt Saville.

Directed by Mark Geslison.

Featuring Ryan Gardner, Cathy Leach, Brandon Crasswell, Stephen Campbell, Seretta Hart, and more.

Hailed as "superb" by the Boston Globe and "disarming" by Cleveland Classical, Transient Canvas is elevating bass clarinet and marimba by commissioning new repertoire that challenges expectations. Their BYU concert will feature a new work for them by Grammy Award-winning composer Lansing McLoskey, as well as selections from their ever-expanding catalogue.

Performance to include a world premiere by BYU faculty composer Neil Thornock, as well as other exciting works for violin and piano.

Featuring works by the composition faculty at BYU.

Utah Crosstalk

Jan. 18/2020
7:30 pm

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New, cutting-edge electronic music from the studios at BYU and the U of U. Come experience the exciting intersection of technology and music and become a part of the dialogue.

Young Artists of Voice

Jan. 21/2020
7:30 pm

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Q’d Up

Jan. 22/2020
7:30 pm

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Ray Smith, Saxophone; Ron Saltmarsh, Guitar; Steve Linderman, Piano; Eric Hansen, Bass; Jay Lawrence, Drums

Young Artists of Voice

Jan. 23/2020
7:30 pm

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Brassworks

Jan. 24/2020
7:30 pm

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Jason Bergman, Seretta Hart, Larry Lowe, Will Kimball, Dan Bryce

Young Artists of Voice

Jan. 25/2020
7:30 pm

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Directed by Mark Ammons and Hayley Kirkland.

Recital to feature music by American composers.

BYU Organ Faculty

Feb. 06/2020
7:30 pm

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Don Cook Neil Harmon Neil Thornock

Brandt and Holden perform one of the masterworks of classical song, Franz Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin ("The Beautiful Miller's Daughter"). This collection of 20 songs tells the story of an idealistic young man who leaves home and is confronted with the realities of imperfect world.

Mountain Strings

Feb. 08/2020
11:00 am

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Come with the entire family to enjoy delightful music that spans folk music genres from the United States, Canada, and the British Isles. You'll be tapping your toe as Mountain Strings plays all sorts of instruments including fiddle, bass, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and Irish drum (bodharn)!

Cougarettes in Concert

Feb. 12/2020
7:30 pm

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The Cougarettes are the 2019 National Champions in both jazz and hip hop, and they hold 19 total national titles. They are also the 2019 US National Team Silver Medalists. Come and see the Cougarettes demonstrate their excellence and technical expertise in varied genres and styles of dance. This is a not-to-be-missed concert.

Cougarettes in Concert

Feb. 15/2020
2:00 pm

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The Cougarettes are the 2019 National Champions in both Jazz and Hip Hop and they hold 19 total national titles. They are also the 2019 US National Team Silver Medalists. Come and see the Cougarettes demonstrate their excellence and technical expertise in varied genres and styles of dance. This is a not-to-be-missed concert.

Revel in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, one of the most popular and exciting works in the choral-orchestral repertoire. Conducted by Kory Katseanes.

These concerts are part of the BYU Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival, with exciting guest artists to be announced. Directed by Ray Smith.

A concert dedicated to the music of the four elements. Directed by Kirt Saville.  

Haesue Lee is the first Korean prize winner of the Primrose International Viola Competition. She has studied, performed, and won prestigious awards around the globe.

Young Ambassadors

Feb. 29/2020
2:00 pm

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The BYU Young Ambassadors are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first appearance in the global spotlight. Their new show, Souvenirs, celebrates international friends around the world whose association has influenced company members white traveling in faraway places. The Young Ambassador Showband is featured in three show-stopping audience favorites.

The BYU Young Ambassadors are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their first appearance in the global spotlight. Their new show, Souvenirs, celebrates international friends around the world whose association has influenced company members while traveling in faraway places. The Young Ambassador show band is featured in three show-stopping audience favorites.

Scott Holden, Piano

Feb. 29/2020
7:30 pm

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Jared Pierce, Piano

Mar. 04/2020
7:30 pm

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Jazz, Rags, and Blues.

Performance will feature the winners of the annual School of Music freshman/sophomore concerto competition. Conducted by Christian Smith.

World class Uinta Trio presents the powerful Smetena Piano Trio in G Minor and the majestic and melodious Piano Trio in B Major by Johannes Brahms. McQuay is a piano professor at BYU-I; Belknap is a violin professor at BYU; Pinnell is an internationally accomplished recording artist.

Wind Symphony

Mar. 06/2020
7:30 pm

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A variety of band works from around the world ending with American composer Micheal Martin's Lontano: Symphony for Wind Ensemble.

Evening of Concertos

Mar. 10/2020
7:30 pm

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This always-thrilling concert featuring the graduate, senior, and junior winners of the annual School of Music concerto competition.

Come hear new and recent works for chamber ensembles, with and without electronics, by BYU master's and undergraduate composition majors. This concert will give you a sampling of the diverse sounds and ideas our advanced students are exploring.

Orpheus Winds

Mar. 12/2020
7:30 pm

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April Clayton, flute; Geralyn Giovannetti, oboe; Jaren Hinckley, clarinet; Laurence Lowe, horn; Christian Smith bassoon

BYU Jazz Legacy Band

Mar. 13/2020
7:30 pm

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"A Michael Hicks Retrospective," featuring performances by retiring faculty composer Michael Hicks from each of the decades he has studied or worked at BYU, including the Deseret String Quartet performing his 2016 work, the.

Jazz Ensemble

Mar. 24/2020
7:30 pm

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Jazz Lab Band

Mar. 25/2020
7:30 pm

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Woodwind Chamber Night

Mar. 26/2020
6:00 pm

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Brass Chamber Night

Mar. 26/2020
8:00 pm

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BYU Men’s Chorus

Mar. 27/2020
7:30 pm

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Scores of Young Ambassador alums will return from Broadway, national touring companies, cruise lines, regional theatres, and recording studios, as well as businesses, law firms, classrooms, studios, and homes across the country to join the current Young Ambassadors—and very special guest Marie Osmond—as they perform in a once-in-a-lifetime celebration 50 years in the making.

This event is not at the Harris Fine Arts Center; it will be held at the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake.

Evening of Percussion

Mar. 28/2020
7:30 pm

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BYU Percussion Ensemble: Matt Coleman - director; Gamelan Bintang Wahyu: Jeremy Grimshaw - director; Panoramic Steel: Darren Bastian - director.  

Scores of Young Ambassador alums will return from Broadway, national touring companies, cruise lines, regional theatres, and recording studios, as well as businesses, law firms, classrooms, studios, and homes across the country to join the current Young Ambassadors—and very special guest Marie Osmond—as they perform in a once-in-a-lifetime celebration 50 years in the making.

Symphony Orchestra

Mar. 31/2020
7:30 pm

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BYU Synthesis

Apr. 01/2020
7:30 pm

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Women’s Chorus

Apr. 02/2020
7:30 pm

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Come hear the Chamber Orchestra present their Bon Voyage concert prior to the orchestra's tour of Scandinavia. The program will feature Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony and other favorites.

BYU Symphonic Band

Apr. 07/2020
7:30 pm

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"Sound Infusions" A mix of jazz, rock, pop, Latin, and more.

String Chamber Night

Apr. 08/2020
5:30 pm

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Flute Choir

Apr. 08/2020
8:00 pm

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The BYU Philharmonic brings its season to a close with Elgar's Enigma Variations and Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini.

Syncopation

Apr. 10/2020
7:30 pm

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Harp Solo & Ensemble

Apr. 11/2020
7:00 pm

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BYU Wind Symphony

Apr. 11/2020
7:30 pm

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The season's final Wind Symphony concert features David Maslanka's 10th (and final) Symphony. BYU is honored to have been part of the consortium that commissioned the work.

University Chorale

Apr. 14/2020
7:30 pm

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This performance features BYU's two non-auditioned choirs.

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