February 3 & 4, 2017
Dixie Conference Center
St. George, Utah
Keynote Speaker: Russ Sperling, NAfME Western Division President
Special Guest: Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Performances by: BYU Singers, Cantorum chamber Choir, Timpview High School Band, UVU Men's Choir, Sky View High School String Orchestra, Millcreek Junior high Band, Herriman High School Vivace, Desert Hills High School Band, American Heritage A Cappella Choir, Woods Cross Jazz Band, small ensembles from the Navy Band Northwest and the Utah All-State Jazz Band.
Sessions: UMEA Vice Presidents have been working since last spring to bring you timely and informative sessions that will make your trip to St. George worth the effort. Session information will be posted soon, as well as schedule grids for Friday and Saturday events. A session and performance preview will also be published in the Utah Music Educators Journal winter issue, mailed late December/early January.
UMEA has made arrangements with the following hotels for a discounted UMEA Conference rate. Members are urged to reserve hotel space early as these hotels will only keep these reserved blocks of discounted rooms up to a month before the conference.
Click here for handouts and resources from the 2016 UMEA Mid-Winter Professional Development Conference
Another successful UMEA Mid-Winter Conference was held in St. George, Ut, February 5-6, 2016. Record attendance nearly reached 800 participants. Plan to attend next year's conference on February 3 and 4, 2017 in the Dixie Convention Center.
Allow your voice to be heard. Contact the vice president over your interest area to suggest topics, presenters and performing groups. They need to hear your opinions and suggestions. Start early. Planning for the 2017 conference starts in June.
UMEA's vice presidents are always looking for good session ideas for the Mid-Winter Conference. Please feel free to let them know what you want to get out of YOUR conference. Division leader contact information