August 6-11, 2018

Zion National Park, Utah

featuring special guests Simply Three

Lyceum Music Festival is located on the border of one of the most stunning locations in the world Zion National Park! LMF offers musicians ages 14 to 21 the rare opportunity to work with and perform alongside real music industry professionals. World-renowned string trio Simply Three joins the Festival’s world-class faculty to prepare a professional concert at the spectacular OC Tanner Amphitheater. Repertory will include the music of Igor Stravinsky, John Williams, Aaron Copland, Ed Sheeran, U2, and favorites from Simply Three and Lyceum Philharmonic’s award-winning albums.

Students come from across the country to be one of the few musicians ages 14 to 21 accepted. With a shuttle service included for those in Northern Utah and a the Festival’s new Airport Shuttle and Lodging Option, it has never been easier for musicians from across the globe to make music with our world-class faculty and guest artists. The intense musical schedule is broken up with fun activities both in and out of Zion National Park including amazing hikes, swimming, bonfires, and access to zip-lines, ping pong, climbing walls, ATV’s and more! See the 2018 Schedule for full details.

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 practice their religious beliefs. See more in Supervision & Standards page and find out more about our sponsoring organization American Heritage School.



    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 2018 prior to enrolling. Maximum Instrumentation (this will be updated as spots are filled):

      • 2 Flute
      • 1 Flute/Piccolo – FULL
      • 1 Oboe – FULL
      • 1 Oboe/English Horn – FULL
      • 2 Clarinets – FULL
      • 2 Bassoons
      • 4 Horns – 1 Opening Left
      • 3 Trumpets
      • 3 Trombones – 1 Opening Left
      • 1 Tuba
      • 4 Percussion
      • 1 Harp
      • 1 Piano/Celeste
      • 36 Violins
      • 12 Violas
      • 14 Cellos
      • 6 Basses


Standard Tuition – $699 per participant

Includes all Festival activities, transportation to and from American Fork, lodging and meals Monday dinner through Saturday breakfast. Participants may elect to pay the total amount in full at registration or leave a $150 non-refundable deposit to save their seat in the Festival. All payments due are charged to the account on file May 31st.

Family Lodging Discount – $499 per participant

Families wishing to spend the week with their participant at Zion’s receive a $200 per participant price-reduction for making their own lodging arrangements. Families can choose from Zion Ponderosa’s many lodging options including RV hookups, tent campsites, “Glamping,” vacation homes, cabin suites, cowboy cabins, even stay in a covered wagon for the week! Participants under the age of 18 registering with the family lodging discount must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Zion Ponderosa will fill entirely during the week of LMF, please make your lodging reservations prior to enrolling. Students lodging with their parents receive lunch and dinner with the group but are responsible for their own lodging and breakfast.


Registration is ongoing until filled. Register 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.


July 30- August 4, 2018

The Lyceum Music Festival has an exciting option for talented young string players. String players ages 7-17 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 symphonic music at intermediate to advanced levels.

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.

Lyceum Music Festival YOUTH