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


UVU Piano Competition

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Registration Deadline: March 16, 2016
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 March 26)

Free repertoire choice, maximum of 7 minutes.
1st prize: $50
2nd prize: $35

Junior (age 12-15 as of March 26)

Free repertoire choice, maximum of 12 minutes.
1st prize: $100
2nd prize: $60

Senior (age 16-19 as of March 26)

Free repertoire choice, maximum of 15 minutes.
1st prize: $200 and full scholarship to UVU for the 2016-2017 academic year
2nd prize: $100 and half scholarship to UVU for the 2016-2017 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 March 20. The exact time for each division is dependent on the number of participants, and will not be known until March 20.

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 6 – 8, 2016
Registration: $40
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!