July 25-30, 2016

Zermatt Resort, Midway, Utah

featuring string trio Simply Three


Sometimes all it takes to inspire a young musician is to find that role model who has “made it” and who is willing to help you find your own path to success. Lyceum Music Festival gives students 14 to 21 the rare opportunity to work with and perform alongside real music industry professionals. YouTube sensation and world-class recording artists Simply Three join the Festival’s world-class faculty to prepare a professional quality concert of Romeo & Juliet inspired works including popular selections from the classical repertory and instrumental covers of popular love songs. Repertory will include the music of Bernstein, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev alongside the music of Adele, Taylor Swift, and U2.

Students come from across the country to be one of the 100 advanced students ages 14 to 21 accepted. The intense musical schedule is broken up with fun activities including a pizza & swimming party, bonfire/skit night, organized volleyball and ultimate frisbee, tickets to see professional concerts as well as private performances and Q & A time with our sought-after guest artists. And for the first time, students will be recording their own professional music videos both on their own and with guest artist Simply Three. See the 2016 Schedule for the full details.

Parents will be glad to know that we enforce a healthy honor code at the Festival that prohibits smoking, alcohol, drugs and public displays of affection. LMF requires modest dress, clean language, and strives to create an environment that is family friendly and allows students to openly live their religions. See more in Expectations and Standards.

Participants have the option of commuting or staying on campus at the luxurious, four-diamond Zermatt Resort. Lyceum Music Festival participants are admitted by audition or invitation only. If you participated in your state’s All-State Orchestra you are already eligible to enroll. Returning students do not need to re-audition. See Getting Started for all the details to submit an audition or enroll today.






    • Schedule a live audition with Festival Director Kayson Brown. Live auditions will be held at American Heritage School in American Fork, Utah. To schedule an audition time, email LyceumMusicFestival@gmail.com.
    • Record your audition and load it to YouTube or Google Drive. Email the YouTube link to LyceumMusicFestival@gmail.com.
    • Send in a DVD of your audition to:

             American Heritage School

             Lyceum Music Festival Auditions

             736 North 1100 East
            American Fork, Utah 84003

    Auditions should include your choice of major scale and a five minute solo. The scale should highlight your mastery of range and tone. Please play the maximum number of octaves you can play with good tone. The five minute solo or solo excerpt should demonstrate your strengths as a player, memorization preferred, accompaniment is optional. Percussionists must show proficiency on timpani and mallet instruments.


This is a symphonic orchestra festival. We have very limited openings for certain instruments and chairs are filled on a first come, first served basis. Enrollment opens Feb 15th. Please check below to see if there are still slots open in your instrument for 2016 prior to enrolling. Maximum Instrumentation (this will be updated as spots are filled):

      • 2 Flute – FULL
      • 1 Flute/Piccolo – FULL
      • 2 Oboe – FULL
      • 1 Oboe/English Horn – FULL
      • 2 Clarinets- FULL
      • 1 Bass Clarinet/Clarinet – FULL
      • 1 Tenor/Alto Sax – FULL
      • 2 Bassoons – FULL
      • 1 Contra Bassoon/Bassoon
      • 4 Horns – 1 Opening
      • 3 Trumpets
      • 3 Trombones – 1 Opening
      • 1 Tuba – FULL
      • 3 Percussion – 1 Opening
      • 1 Harp – FULL
      • 1 Piano/Celeste – FULL
      • 36 Violins
      • 12 Violas – 2 Openings
      • 16 Cellos – 2 Openings
      • 8 Basses





$550 – Includes all activities, rehearsals, Deer Valley Music Festival concert tickets, and lunch Monday through Saturday. A non-refundable $150 deposit is collected at registration with the remainder withdrawn May 31st.

Food & Lodging

An optional Food & Lodging package is available for $450 per student. See Accommodations for all the details. Approximately half of all participants stay on-site at the luxurious Zermatt Resort. The other half commute from home or make their own food & lodging arrangements. All participants are provided lunch. Participants not on the food & lodging package are responsible for their own breakfast and dinner as well as transportation. Students have until May 31st to add or remove the Food & Lodging package. See FAQs.


Registration opens February 15th and is ongoing until filled. Registration is online via our Online Registration page. All new students must be officially accepted either by audition or invitation prior to registering. Once an instrument section is full, other applicants may be put on alternate status. See the Instrument Availability tab of our Admissions page for individual instrument availability.





August 1-6, 2016

An all new music festival coming to you August 1-6 2016

The Lyceum Music Festival has an exciting option for talented young string players. String players ages 9-15 perform true symphonic masterworks with adult wind, brass and percussion. Each student receives instrument-specific instruction from a professional mentor and has the rare opportunity to play high level symphonic music.

All participants must meet the performance standards. Enrollment is limited and is on a first–come, first–served basis. Many instrument sections will fill quickly, so we encourage you to register early. Limited scholarships are available.

Lyceum Music Festival Youth participants are admitted by audition or invitation only. Click HERE for all the details.

Lyceum Music Festival YOUTH 2014