“The Lyceum Orchestras Program is an incomparable combination of everything that music is meant to be — joy, refinement, belonging, and fun. It offers kids the kind of opportunities that make music exciting and cool. It provides an environment that isn’t blindly affixed upon purposeless perfection, but rather a more selfless pursuit of excellence. My favorite part of Lyceum is its inherent spirituality. There is a special feeling suggesting a profound development not only of the body and mind, but of the soul.”
— Steven Sharp Nelson, The Piano Guys
Beyond the opportunity to record albums, launch YouTube videos, and perform in top-tier venues, we program opportunities for student musicians to be mentored by and perform with a wonderful array of guest artists. The most recent set of opportunities have included:
- Concerts and collaborative music releases with David Archuleta and Nathan Pacheco
- Combined classical performances with BYU-Idaho Symphony and University of Utah Philharmonia
- Eight commercial albums including recent releases that feature youth recording with David Archuleta, Steven Sharp Nelson of The Piano Guys, GENTRI, Jenny Oaks Baker, Caroline Campbell, Dallyn Vail Bayles, Lexi Walker, and more!
- Concerts with headliners including Marie Osmond & David Osmond, The 5 Browns, Jackie Evancho, The Piano Guys, William Joseph, Igor Gruppman, and more!
In all our media and events, we seek to increase faith, patriotism, and a life-long love of learning. We hope to Instruct and Inspire in such a way that our Impact on families is a lifelong legacy of loving music more!
With eight audition-only ensembles at our American Fork campus, we are able to place most students in an orchestra that meets the student at the threshold of their abilities. We are excited to announce the expansion of the Lyceum Youth Orchestras Program to downtown Salt Lake City!