Welcome to UMEA
- October 8-10 All-State Choir
- January 16, 2016 All-State Band @ Abravanel Hall
- January 16, 2016 All-State Orchestra @ Abravanel Hall
- January 23, 2016 All-State Honor Choirs @ Abravanel Hall
- February 5-6, 2016 UMEA Mid-Winter Professional Development Conference, Dixie Center, St. George, Utah
- March 15 & 16, 2016 State Jr. High Orchestra Festival @ Libby Gardner Hall, U of U
- March 17 & 18, 2016 State Jr. High Band Festival @ Libby Gardner Hall, U of U
- March 25 & 26, 2016 State Jazz Festival
- April 30, 2016 State Solo & Ensemble Festival
- May 6 & 7, 2016 State Concert Band Festival
- May 13 & 14, 2016 State Choir Festival
- May 20 & 21, 2016 State Orchestra Festival
Call for Award Nominations
UMEA recognizes the accomplishments of its membership and those who support music education in Utah with awards which are presented annually in February at the association's Mid-Winter Professional Development Conference in St. George, Utah. The following link gives criteria and contact information for those who wish to make a nomination. Nominations are screened by a nominating committee and come before the UMEA Board for approval. In some cases, more than one individual or group may be selected for recognition in a given category.
Awards Criteria and Submission Information
2015 UMEA Special Election Results
The UMEA special election has concluded with the following members elected as new leaders:
Steve Hendricks, band vice president-elect;
Robert Reimer, choral vice president (Rob had been previously selected to fill the choral v.p. post vacated by Adrianne Tawa. He will now continue to serve as choral vice president.)
Dave Faires, jr. high/middle school vice president-elect;
Cherilyn Worthen, higher education vice president-elect
Those elected as vice presidents-elect will serve a one-year term in that position, beginning July 1, 2015, and then take over the vice president post for the next two years.
Congratulations to these newly elected UMEA board members and a special thank you to the other candidates who courageously allowed their names to be on the ballot.
2015 UMEA Marching Band Circuit Season
To register for the 2015 UMEA Marching Band Circuit Season, please use the following link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PsvZwZDKOHVpjylkbz1Dij2w7aEgxOicnIZxaBGbOZc/viewform?usp=send_form
Invitation to Participate in 2015 All-State Choir and 2016 Honor Choirs
UMEA choral directors are invited to have their students/ensembles participate in the upcoming All-State Choir, the Men's and Women's Honor Choirs and the Junior High Honor Choir.
Download the invitation letter.
Amendments to UMEA Constitution Wins Ratification
UMEA members recently approved amendments to the UMEA Constitution regarding creating the office of "Vice President-elect" by a 98% "yes" vote. After one year as vice president-elect, that person becomes vice president for two years. The hope is that the vice president-elect will shadow and assist the current vice president, learning the responsibilities and functions of the office, to improve efficiency and effectiveness when they become full voting members of the UMEA Board.
An amendment to allow the UMEA Board to hold special elections, as needed, to fill vacancies on the executive board or for referendums, such as ratifying amendments to the UMEA Constitution, was also ratified.
Full text of the proposed constitutional changes
All-State Choir Information and Application Now Available
All-State Choir page.
UMEA to Sponsor Jr. High/Middle School Orchestra Fest. in 2016
The UMEA Board has approved a new festival for 2016. Based on the successful format of the State Jr. High/Middle School Band Festival at the University of Utah's accoustically superb Libby Gardner Hall, a State Jr. High/Middle School Orchestra Festival.
will now be held at the same venue. Jr. High Vice President Chad King announced the dates for the festival as March 15 and 16, 2016. Orchestras wishing to participate will submit recorded auditions that will be adjudicated, and directors will receive comments. Orchestras chosen to participate in the state festival will receive taped comments and a workshop with prestigeous adjudicators selected from across the country.
Perform at the 2016 UMEA Mid-Winter Professional Development Conference
UMEA President Sam Tsugawa and the UMEA Board extend an open invitation to directors of school music ensembles to submit an application
for consideration as a performing group for the 2016 Professional Development Conference held February 5 7 6, 2016 in St. George, Utah.
Join or Renew Membership in UMEA & NAfME
Joining UMEA allows members to receive support and instruction from the state's largest professional music-teaching association as well as membership to NAfME, the largest national music educators organization. Membership Benefits
Learn how UMEA supports music education on our Advocacy page.
Featured Advocacy Article: "Arts Involvement and At-Risk Students"
Red Rocks Marching Band Competition Results
2014 Red Rocks Results-Complete Placing and Awards
State Festival Ratings