UMEA Journal Submission Information

Officer Responsibilities (2019 - 2020)

To the UMEA Leadership Team,

 

I am looking forward to the Fall UMEA Journal.  I am working with the theme, "You Can Do This" and reflect MENTORSHIP.  The winter journal will reflect ADVOCACY and the spring journal will be a celebration of GROWTH & PERFORMANCE.

 

Generally, I print three FEATURE ARTICLES (about 2 - 4 pages each).  I prefer these feature articles to be by Utah writers, but I will reprint from other sources if I need to.  Here are your JOURNAL commitments as a member of the Leadership Team.  We always welcome more than this, but these are the expectations.

 

FOR THE FALL 2019 JOURNAL

  • Band Division provides Feature Article (*done for this Fall Journal by Jared Rawlings*).  Please provide a headshot and brief bio for the person who writes this article.

  • Junior High Divison provides a Feature Article or recommends a reprint.

  • Choir Division provides a one-page "Teachers that Made a Difference" (one page, about 1000 words) article.  The could (probably should) be assigned to committee members to either write or find people to write these stories.  They are not research-based, just stories about how music education and music teachers make a difference for kids.  Please provide a headshot and brief bio for the person who writes this article.

  • ALL DIVISIONS -- This is a good time to invite some of your conference presenters to write articles for the journal.  I am happy to send out invitations to potential conference presenters (even if we don't have them absolutely firmed up -- I will be sensitive about this).  Simply reply to this email and let me know who you would like me to contact and request an article from -- the sooner the better on this one.

Each VP (or VP designee) provides a 500-word-ish "article" or "letter" to the membership for every journal.

The communications director and executive director provide a 500-word-ish "article" or "letter" to the membership for every journal.

The standing committee chairs (specifically Mentoring - Chris Earl, Advocacy - Christine Wolf) provide a 500-word-ish "article" or "letter" to the membership for each journal.

The president provides a 1000-word-ish letter to the membership.  (Geoff and Rhonda, you are always welcome to submit anything you would like).  We would love to hear from Sam Tsagawa as often as he would like to sumbit.

 

FOR THE WINTER 2019 JOURNAL

  • Choir Division will provide a Feature Article (research).  Please provide a headshot and brief bio for the person who writes this article.

  • Higher Ed Divison provides a Feature Article or recommends a reprint.

  • Jazz Division provides a Feature Article or recommends a reprint.

  • Orchestra Division provides a one-page "Teachers that Made a Difference" (500 - 1000 words) article.  The could (probably should) be assigned to committee members to either write or find people to write these stories.  They are not research-based, just stories about how music education and music teachers make a difference for kids.  Please provide a headshot and brief bio for the person who writes this article.

  • ALL DIVISIONS -- This is a good time to invite some of your conference presenters to write articles for the journal.  I am happy to send out invitations to conference presenters.  Let me know who you would like me to request an article from.

FOR THE SPRING 2020 JOURNAL

  • Orchestra Division will provide a Feature Article.  Please provide a headshot and brief bio for the person who writes this article.

  • Elementary Ed Divison provides a Feature Article or recommends a reprint.

  • Band Division provides a one-page "Teachers that Made a Difference" (500 - 1000 words) article (see above).

  • This journal will have awards and honors from the conference and a recap of all of the All-State events from 2019 - 2020.  We will have the All-State festival managers each submit a paragraph about their event.

Feature Articles and General Submission Guidelines
  • The form above should help you with your submissions.

  • DO NOT FORMAT your submission with footnotes, endnotes, embedded illustrations, artwork or graphics. Send illustrations, tables, graphics and footnotes/endnotes separately with instructions about where they should be placed using brackets [ ].

  • Only one space after periods, please.

  • Preferred format: MS Word.

  • Guest contributors, please provide a photo and brief biography.

  • Send illustrations and other artwork as JPEG, TIFF or PDF files.  Scan original photos or hard copies and email.

  • No specific length requirement. After formatting, an article’s first page usually contains up to 800 words. Succeeding pages usually contain about 1200 words, unless tables, photos or other media are used in the layout.

The deadlines for ads and articles for each issue are as follows:

August 1 for the Fall Issue

November 1 for the Winter Issue

January 1 for the Conference Issue

March 1 for the Spring Issue

Email your submissions to UMEACommunications@gmail.com