Cherilyn Worthen
Higher Ed.

Higher Education Division

As the UMEA Vice President for Higher Education in the State of Utah, I welcome you to our website. If you would like to add to, correct or update any of the Higher Ed information or links please send your information to:

Upcoming Special Events/Notices in Music Education

UMEA hopes that this website will become a resource for us to discover and share special events and notices that are of interest in higher education. We invite all of our participating institutions and collegiate chapters (CNAfME) to submit information on any special event, notification, guest lecturer (national, regional, or state), panel discussion, forum, seminar, etc. that might be appropriate for this website. Please send your posts to, and they will be posted on the website.

Collegiate Corner / News from CNAfME Chapters

Chapter Reps

Chapter Chapter Adviser City Email
Brigham Young University Paul Broomhead Provo
Dixie State University Rhonda Rhodes St. George
Snow College David Fullmer Ephraim
Southern Utah University Lawrence Johnson Cedar City
University of Utah Jessica Napoles Salt Lake City
Utah State University Gregory Wheeler Logan
Utah State University Eastern Price TBA
Utah Valley University David Fullmer Orem
Weber State University Thomas Priest Ogden
Western Governors Univ   Salt Lake City  

UMEA Conference Session Proposals for 2016

Higher Education has been allotted aproximately six session time slots. Higher Education proposals that are strictly performance oriented (ie. percussion clinic, flute clinic, tuba clinic, etc.) should be re-directed to the vice presidents in charge of each of these respective areas. For example, a higher education session for percussion performance should be directed towards the UMEA Vice President for Band and/or orchestra). Session proposals that are performance-oriented will be considered, if the topic is one which would be applicable to all music education students.

Proposals that have an emphasis on Music Education will be considered based upon date of submission, quality of the proposal, relevance or redundancy to other scheduled sessions and relevance to conference needs and goals. We invite and encourage our colleagues to submit proposals for the 2016 UMEA conference. Please send session proposals to the vice president of Higher Education. (Currently Cherilyn Worthen at

Due to the interest shown last year at the CNAfME luncheon, we would like to focus one or more of our sessions on best practices for the Student Teaching Experience, which is normally the capstone course for all music education majors.

Deadline submissions for 2016 Higher Education Sessions will be August 15,2015

Please submit the following information to:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Title of Session and 1-3 paragraph description
  • Target audience
  • List of AV needs (date projector, piano, sound system, microphone, etc)
  • Short bio of presenter
  • Photo of presenter/performing group

Higher Ed Poster Session

We would like to build on the success of last year's Poster Session for Higher Education faculty and students. Anyone who wishes to submit an application to present at the poster session is encouraged to contact me immediately. The due date for final submissions on the Poster session will be October 15th. Submit to

Submit: Name, Email, Phone, Synopsis of your poster session ( 1 to 2 paragraphs ).



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