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UMEA President
Sam Tsugawa

News

Coming Soon: Fall 2014 Utah Music Educators Journal

UMEA members will be receiving the fall issue of the Utah Music Educators Journal by the end of September.
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2015 All-State Orchestra Audition Materials Now Available

Audition materials for the 2015 All-State Orchestra are now available on the All-State Orchestra page.
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The audition deadline is October 10, 2014.

2015 All-State Band Audition Materials Now Available

Audition materials for the 2015 All-State Band are now available on the All-State Band page.
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The audition deadline is November 9, 2014.

Announcing the 2015 High School All-State Band Conductor

Dennis Fisher
Dennis Fisher is the Conductor of the Symphonic Band, Associate Director of Wind Studies at the University of North Texas and Professor of Music in Conducting and Ensembles. Fisher has a wide variety of experience and expertise as a conductor, arranger, clinician, educator and consultant. Mr. Fisher is very active as an arranger for all wind mediums, including symphonic band, marching band and chamber music. Also, he frequently serves as a clinician, conductor and adjudicator throughout the United States along with international appearances in Thailand, Japan, Great Britain, Europe, Scandinavia, Canada, Greece, and Russia. For a complete biography, click here

The UMEA All-State Band Concert will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 24, in Salt Lake's Abravanel Hall
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New Approval Form for Sanctioning Events

UMEA has been given the responsibility for vetting all music events for sanctioning by the Utah High School Activities Association. The Application for Approval of Music Event form, linked here: Click here for event approval form, must be completely filled out and submitted to Sharee Jorgensenshareekj@gmail.com no later than 45 days before the event. The form must be submitted EVERY YEAR, regardless if it is an annual event.
Events must comply with the following:
  • Compliance to UHSSA eligibility rules must be followed. If participants involved are in grades other than 9 through 12, an open class must be held separately.
  • Each event must show proof of liability and or property insurance. UMEA is only the vetting body and assumes NO RISK OR LIABILITY FOR THE EVENT.
  • Be advised that no music or speech event will be sanctioned, if school time is missed the day prior to the event for travel or participation. In essence, not more than one day of school time may be missed, including travel, to obtain a sanction.


Announcing the 2014 High School All-State Choir Conductor

Jean Applonie
Jean Applonie received her bachelor's degree in choral music education and master's degree in choral music performance from Brigham Young University. She taught choral music for Davis and Murray School Districs and served on the music faculty at The Waterford School.
Ms. Applonie is co-founder/artistic director of Viva Voice! Women's Choir in Salt Lake City. She opened a private voice studio that she has operated for ten years and is an active church musician. She has organized and presented for various choral music workshops and festivals.
The UMEA All-State Choir Concert will take place Saturday, October 11, in the Salt Lake LDS Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m.
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Date change alert

Dates previously posted for the State Choir Festival and the State Orchestra Festival have been switched to better accomodate a desired venue.
  • State Orchestra Festival: May 8-9, 2015 at Maple Mountain High School*
  • State Choir Festival: May 15-16, 2015 at Libby Gardner Hall, U of U Campus

*Note additional change: With the date change, Salem Hills HS was not available to host the State Orchestra Festival. The new location is Maple Mountain HS.

New NAfME Website

Check out the new NAfME website: Click here for NAfME.org

Upcoming Events:

  • Weber Marching Band Review, Weber State University Stewart Stadium, Ogden, September 23, 2014
  • Nebo Tournament of Bands, Payson H.S., September 27, 2014 More Information/Schedule
  • Bridgerland Marching Band Competition, USU Romney Stadium, Logan, October 4, 2014 More Information/Schedule
  • Wasatch Marching Band Competition, University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, October 7, 2014
  • All-State Choir Concert, Tabernacle, SLC, October 11, 2014 More Information/Schedule & Program
  • Rocky Mountain Invitational Marching Band Competition, LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, October 11, 2014
  • Davis Cup Marching Band Competition, Davis HS, Kaysville, October 21, 2014 More Information/Schedule
  • Mt. Timpanogos Marching Band Competition, Pleasant Grove H.S., Pleasant Grove, October 25, 2014 More Information/Schedule
  • Red Rocks State Marching Band Championships, Dixie State University Hansen Stadium, St. George, October 31, 2014
  • All-State Band & Orchestra Concert, Abravanel Hall, 2 p.m., January 24, 2015
  • High School Honor Choirs Concert, Abravanel Hall, 1 p.m., January 31, 2015
  • Jr. High Honor Choir Concert, Abravanel Hall, 7 p.m., January 31, 2015
  • UMEA Professional Development Conference, Dixie Center, St. George, February 6-7, 2015
  • Music on the Hill Day, State Capitol, Noon, March 5, 2015
  • State Jr. High/Middle Band Festival, Libby Gardner Hall, March 19-20, 2015
  • State Percussive Arts Society Festival, Juan Diego H.S., March 21, 2015
  • State Jazz Festival, Olympus H.S., March 27-28, 2015
  • State Solo & Ensemble Festival, April 25, 2015
  • State Concert Band Festival, Corner Canyon HS, May 1-2, 2015
  • State Orchestra Festival, Salem Hills HS, May 8-9,2015
  • State Choir Festival, Libby Gardner Hall,May 15-16, 2015
  • UMEA Marching Band Leadership Clinic, American Fork HS, May 30, 2015

Call for Conference Presenters

Do you want to present a session at the Mid-Winter Conference?
Apply to present a session Click here.
If there is a session topic you would like to have addressed, contact one of the UMEA vice presidents.

A "Call" for Nominations

UMEA is issuing a call for nominations to the UMEA Board to replace board members whose terms will expire July 1, 2015. An election for these positions will be held at the St. George UMEA Convention February 6-7, 2015. The open offices include President-Elect, Orchestra Vice President, Jazz Vice President and Elementary Vice President. Please forward nominations with a short supporting paragraph to the nominating chair, Dr. Greg Wheeler: gregj.wheeler@usu.edu. Deadline for these nominations is September 30, 2014. We look forward to hearing from you. UMEA Executive Council

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. Click on the link to see member benefits and receive more information about joining UMEA/NAfME Click here for Membership Benefits

Advocacy

Learn how UMEA supports music education on our Advocacy Page. Click here for Advocacy page.

Featured Advocacy Article:
"Arts Involvement and At-Risk Students"

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