A Legacy of Excellence
Thousands of young musicians have had their lives changed by the incredible opportunities afforded by the Soundhouse program. Since 2005 virtually every one of our seniors has not only graduated high school but also received substantial college scholarships for music and academics. It now totals well over $1,000,000 in scholarship offers annually for our graduates.
Soundhouse alumni attend or have graduated from top music schools such as Juilliard, Berklee College of Music, the New England Conservatory, University of Southern California (USC), University of Miami, University of North Texas (UNT), Eastman School of Music, and many others. Those that don’t pursue music also end up in top universities including Georgetown, Brigham Young University, and other premier institutions. And alumni of the Soundhouse program can be found in such well-known bands as Imagine Dragons, The Moth & the Flame, We Are the Strike, Redlight King, and more.
The professional level of the Soundhouse bands has landed the groups on some of the world’s most important stages, including packed houses at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall and Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater. The bands have also appeared in every major US city and on the main stages of some of the world’s largest music festivals in Cuba, France, Italy, Sweden, Mexico, Canada, The Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Scotland, and more. They have also been featured at major educational conferences including the Midwest Clinic, the Jazz Education Network (JEN), the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE), and the International Society for Music Education Conference.
Awards & Recognition
Over the last 16 years the Soundhouse has been racking up local and national honors. To date, these include a staggering 45 of the prestigious DownBeat Magazine Awards which recognize the best young talent in the nation. Additionally, in Utah where the Soundhouse is headquartered, the program has been recognized with 25 Best of State Medals and three of the coveted Best of State Statue Awards recognizing the program as the top organization in Utah Arts and Entertainment.