A Legacy of Excellence
Thousands of young musicians have had their lives changed by the incredible opportunities afforded by the Soundhouse program. Since 2005, nearly every one of our seniors has received substantial college scholarships for music and academics, with an average annual total of $1 million in scholarship offers annually for our graduates. In 2016, scholarship offers totaled $2.5 million.
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, University of Miami, University of North Texas, Eastman School of Music, and many others. Those that don’t pursue music have attended premier universities including Georgetown, Brigham Young University. 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 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
Since its inception, the Soundhouse has been racking up local and national honors. To date, these include a staggering 52 of the prestigious DownBeat Magazine Awards, which recognizes 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.
Caleb has also been recognized for his contributions to education and music. He was nominated multiple times and reached the quarter-finals for the Music Educator Award, presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. He has also received the John LaPorta Jazz Educator of the Year Award and the Utah Performing Artist Award awarded by the Governor of Utah.