Utah Tech University

University Orchestra

A mission of expansion

The University Orchestra has a reputation as one of the great university orchestras in Utah as well as the Southwestern United States. The orchestra performs a variety of literature from 17th through the 21st centuries and is comprised of the top musicians on campus. The ensemble maintains an active performance schedule each season. In addition to regular semester concerts, the orchestra provides the music for UT Commencement Exercises and has performed in two UT presidential inaugurations. The group performs throughout the community, region, and country and has been invited to travel abroad. Our mission is to expand the musical experience of those in the orchestra while performing for others.

All four University Orchestra performances are free for Celebrity Concert Series season ticket holders.

Contact the Box Office (435-652-7800) to reserve your tickets.

 

2022-2023 Performance Dates

Sep 23 St. George Town Square 7:30 pm Free (bring your own blankets and chairs)

Nov 5 Cox Performing Arts Center 7:30 pm

Dec 3 Cox Performing Arts Center with “Simply 3”  7:30 pm

Feb 25 Cox Performing Arts Center with Daniel Emmet 7:30 pm

April 15 Cox Performing Arts Center 7:30 pm

 

*All concerts in the Cox Performing Arts Center except for the September 23rd concert.

Cox Performing Arts Center Tickets are available through dsutix.com

$5 General Public/$1 UT Students, Faculty, Staff

All events start at 7:30 pm

 

UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA SCHOLARSHIPS

Primary Contact: Dr. Paul Abegg at abegg@utahtech.edu.

WOODWINDS AND BRASS AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Apply to Utah Tech University https://apply.utahtech.edu/apply/
  2. Submit Scholarship Application and select “orchestra scholarship” in the application.
  3. Audition.
    • To schedule a live audition contact Dr. Paul Abegg at abegg@utahtech.edu.
    • You may submit a recorded audition if distance prevents you from auditioning in person. To submit a recorded audition, send a 10-15 minutes video sample of your playing, using Google Drive or YouTube links.  The video should include a major and melodic minor scale as well a solo piece reflecting quality tone, steady rhythm and tempo, and suitable level of technical ability. Submit to Dr. Paul Abegg abegg@utahtech.edu by March 15.
    • Satellite audition – see the dates and locations at our scholarship page

PERCUSSION AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Apply to Utah Tech University https://apply.utahtech.edu/apply/
  2. Submit Scholarship Application and select “orchestra scholarship’ in the application.
  3. Audition.
    • To schedule a live audition contact Dr. Paul Abegg at abegg@utahtech.edu.
    • You may submit a recorded audition if distance prevents you from auditioning in person. To submit a recorded audition, send a 10-15 minutes video sample of your playing, using Google Drive or YouTube links.  The video should include a Snare Drum etude, a selection on marimba, vibraphone, or xylophone, and a selection on timpani; a major and minor scale as well a solo piece reflecting quality tone, steady rhythm and tempo, and suitable level of technical ability.  Submit to Dr. Paul Abegg abegg@utahtech.edu by March 15.
    • Satellite audition – see the dates and locations at our scholarship page

STRINGS AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Apply to Utah Tech University https://apply.utahtech.edu/apply/
  2. Submit Scholarship Application and select “orchestra scholarship’ in the application.
  3. Audition:
    • Audition Requirements
      • Three-Octave Major and Melodic Minor scale in eighth notes; quarter note = 60 (2 Octaves for Basses).
      • Two contrasting solo pieces demonstrating quality tone, rhythmic accuracy and technical proficiency.
    • To schedule a live audition contact Dr. Paul Abegg at abegg@utahtech.edu.  Live auditions are 10 minutes and take place in Eccles Fine Arts Center Rm 140. Memorization is encouraged. Accompaniment is not required.
    • You may submit a recorded audition if distance prevents you from auditioning in person.  To submit a recorded audition, send a 10-15 minutes sample of your playing, using Google Drive or YouTube links.  Submit to Dr. Paul Abegg abegg@utahtech.edu by March 15.
    • Satellite audition – see the dates and locations at our scholarship page

 

Contact

Dr. Paul Abegg

Director of Orchestras

Email: abegg@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7904

Office: EFAC 140