Music Festivals

Ice Breaker Jazz Festival

November 21, 2016—Jazz Bands
UVU Ragan Theater
Alex Heitlinger, Jazz Band Coordinator

Welcome Information

Informational Letter

Registration is currently closed. See you next year!


Junior High & Middle School Festival

May 8–9, 2017—Choirs
UVU Ragan Theater
Cherilyn Worthen, Choral Coordinator

Welcome Information

Informational Letter

Choir Festival Payment

Payment & Registration

May 9-10, 2017—Orchestras
UVU Ragan Theater
Cheung Chau, Orchestra Coordinator

Welcome Information

Informational Letter

Orchestra Festival Payment

Payment & Registration

May 11–12, 2017—Bands
UVU Ragan Theater
Thomas Keck, Band Coordinator

Welcome Information

Informational Letter

Band Festival Payment

Payment & Registration


Russell Harlow Clarinet Competition

Date:April 25, 2017
Registration fee: $10
Late registration fee: $15 (applies after April 21)

Registration opens at 3:30 pm

Competition slots begin at 4:00 pm

UVU Sorensen Center (Grand Ballroom)

The first annual Russell Harlow Clarinet Competition will be held this April. Sponsored by UVU’s Music Department, clarinetists in high school and college divisions will compete for prizes. Guest judges Russell Harlow, Lee Livengood, and Fernando Dominguez will select winners and provide feedback. This is a great way to prepare for Solo Festival or for juries!

Contact Jeffrey O’Flynn with questions.


UVU Piano Competition

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Registration Deadline: March 27, 2017
Registration: $20.00

The UVU piano competition is open to all students 7-19 years old. The event offers pianists a supportive performing environment and the opportunity to win UVU scholarships and cash awards.

All divisions have free repertoire choice, including solo pieces and concertos (without a second piano accompaniment). Students can perform as many pieces as they would like within the time frame. Previous first-prize winners may not enter until they age into an older division.

Division ages: Elementary (7-11), Junior (12-15), Senior (16-19)

Students may register for the Competition or Evaluation. All participants will receive extensive written feedback from the judges, but only Competition participants are eligible for a prize.

Awards and Information:

Elementary (age 7-11 as of April 8)

Free repertoire choice, maximum of 7 minutes.
1st prize: $50

Junior (age 12-15 as of April 8)

Free repertoire choice, maximum of 12 minutes.
1st prize: $50

Senior (age 16-19 as of April 8)

Free repertoire choice, maximum of 15 minutes.
1st prize: $100 and full scholarship to UVU for the 2017-2018 academic year
2nd prize: Half scholarship to UVU for the 2017-2018 academic year


The winners will be announced at the end of each respective division. All participants will receive an email with their specific time by April 1. The exact time for each division is dependent on the number of participants, and will not be known until April 1.

Thank you for supporting arts in the community!

For more information, please contact Dr. Hilary Demske at Hilary.Demske@uvu.edu

Piano Competition Payment

Registration is currently closed. See you next year!


UVU Summer Piano Festival

June 1 – 3, 2017
Registration: $50
T-shirt: $15

The UVU Piano Festival is a unique summer festival for both pre-college students and advanced teachers. All participants receive over 20 hours of academic classes, guest artist master-classes, and private lessons from UVU faculty. Specialized topics range from music theory, promoting your studio, building technique, and jazz piano.

Coordinator: Hilary Demske

Piano Festival Payment

Please contact Hilary Demske to check availability for registering.


Susan Goodfellow Flute Sonata Competition

The Susan Goodfellow Flute Sonata Competition, sponsored by the UVU Music Department, began in 2012 and is held every April on the UVU campus. Named for renowned flute pedagogue and performer Susan Goodfellow, the competition features a high school and a college division. Cash prizes are awarded to winners in each division.

Contact Jeffrey O'Flynn with questions.


Thursday, April 7, 2016 5 pm – 9 pm
UVU Sorensen Center (Grande Ballroom)

Registration Deadlines:

Early Applications due by March 20 ($10 registration fee)
Applications accepted through April 3 ($15 fee after March 20)

Repertoire Requirements:

High School Division:

Two Sonata or Sonatina Movements in total, from contrasting time periods
(i.e. Movement II, Sonate in E minor by J.S. Bach and Movement I, Sonata “Undine” by Reinecke)

Collegiate Division:

One complete Sonata from any time period.

See Complete Rules

Registration is currently closed. See you next year!


UVU Real Men Sing

Dear Directors,

The purpose of this event is to bring male, high school students on UVU campus on April 7, 2017 for an afternoon of vocal workshops with UVU voice/choral faculty, then to take part in the UVU Men's Choir's concert at 7:30 pm in the UVU Ragan Theater. This workshop is open to students of any age who sing tenor or bass.

This is an excellent way to:

1.) strengthen your male singers' confidence
2.) further help them develop their head tone and musicianship
3.) give male students a cool, fun, masculine singing experience
4.) encourage continued singing in college

The UVU Real Men Sing schedule is:

4-4:30 pm Welcome and collective exercises @ UVU Ragan Theater
4:30-5:00 pm Break-out session 1
5:00 - 5:30 pm Break-out session 2
5:30-6:00 pm Break-out session 3
6:00-6:45 pm Mass rehearsal
6:45-7:30 pm Dinner break (dinner on their own: on-campus dining options available)
7:30-8:30 pm UVU Men's Choir Concert @ UVU Ragan Theater

The cost of participation is $ per student, which covers sheet music, a t-shirt, workshop tuition, and entrance to the UVU Men's Choir concert.

Space is limited, and participants will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis.

Thank you for sending your students to take part in this day of musical brotherhood!

Dr. Reed Criddle
UVU Director of Choral Activities
reed.criddle@uvu.edu
801-863-7432