UMEA President
Greg Wheeler

Welcome to UMEA

Upcoming Events:


Changes to Adjudication Certification

The UMEA adjudication committee and UHSAA have agreed upon some changes begin June 1, 2016.

  • The term for certified adjudicators has increased to four years.
  • All adjudicator terms will end in June of the fourth year, regardless of when they certified.
  • John Bowman was named as the Adjudication Committee's new chair. He replaces Claudia Bigler who has served admirably in this position for several years.

2017 Band All-State

Audition materials are now available on the All-State Band page.


Learn how UMEA supports music education on our Advocacy page.

Featured Advocacy Articles:
  1. Read Caleb Chapman's powerful speech given at this year's Capitol Hill Day.
  2. Read Jenny Oaks Baker's Keynote speech given at this year's Capitol Hill Day.

Past Featured article:
  1. "Arts Involvement and At-Risk Students"

NAfME Western Region President-elect

Congratulations to Sam Tsugawa, newly elected NAfME Western Region President-elect!

2016 Conference Handouts

Click here for handouts and resources from the 2016 UMEA Mid-Winter Professional Development Conference

2016 UMEA Board Election Results

Congratulations to the following newly elected UMEA officers:

Jazz VP-Elect
Randal Clark

Orchestra VP-Elect
John Findlay

Elementary VP-Elect
Brittany May

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

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