About UMEA

The Utah Music Educators Association is available for all Utah music educators, who teach in public and private institutions, from Pre-K through college levels. The organization is dedicated to improving existing music programs and creating opportunities for musical learning, growth and leadership


UMEA is affiliated with NAfME. By joining NAfME you will automatically become a member of UMEA. Membership has its benefits:

  • Subscription to Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music

  • Subscription to UMEA Journal

  • Registration discounts to many music festivals and events

  • Being involved with a committed network of your peers

  • Annual in-service training at the Annual Professional Development Conference in St. George

  • Performing opportunities for students at the Mid-Winter Conference and other events.

  • State festival participation for high school, jr. high and middle school students

  • Opportunities to serve other music teachers and influence music education in Utah

Utah UMEA Report from Past President Geoff Anderson to NAfME Western Division

We have partnered with the Utah High School Activities Association to host the State Solo and Ensemble Festivals.  These festivals were hosted at two sights—north and south.  We anticipate that each site hosted 800 entries representing about 3000 students—or about 6000 total students.  

State Large Group events sponsored by UMEA were held the first 3 weekends of May.  Our Large Group Band Festival hosted 49 bands which represented over 2500 students.  The Large Group Choir Festival hosted over 80 choirs representing over 3000 students.  The Large Group Orchestra Festival hosted 45 orchestras representing over 2000 students.  Together these festivals hosted approx. 7500 students.