The common goal of the Utah Music Teacher’s Association and MTNA is to provide a foundation of educational, musical, social and professional experience for music teachers throughout their course of formal study and to help open doors through professional opportunities and career options in the field of music.
The summer is a perfect time to be thinking of a fabulous topic for your UMTA Poster Contest entry, part of our upcoming UMTA fall conference to be held November 3-4. See details under the Collegiate Competitions tab above.
Congratulations to our 2016 UMTA Poster Session Contest co-winners, winners of $50.00 and a certificate for each:
- Margaret Campbell, NCTM from Utah Valley University, Faculty Advisor, Dr. Hilary Demske. “HELPING STUDENTS WITH ANXIETY” Ms. Campbell shared that anxiety disorders affect 18% of adults age 18 and older (NIMH), and one in eight children, making it one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. Margaret shared ideas for music teachers to be more aware of their student’s challenges: to encourage open communication about student’s fears; to focus on muscle group relaxation techniques; and the importance of maintaining a consistent positive environment in performance preparation.
Weber State University “Treblemakers” Collegiate Chapter, Faculty Advisor, Dr. Yu Jane Yang. “IS THERE A METHOD TO THE METHOD?” The Treblemakers, including Jessica Hendry, identified the pros and cons of several beginning piano method books, with regard to reading approach, rhythm, technique, and theory. Since each method focuses better on different aspects than others, an overview chart was created to compare them visually. This information allows teachers to see key differences between the most popular piano method books and helps them choose the best materials for their students.
See which college friends are in a Collegiate Chapter in Utah!
Find out by going to the
MEMBER ACCESS page. Enter your membership number. That will unlock access to each chapter directory. If you select "Local Association" and use the drop down menu on the right side of the screen, you can access memberships for each of the Collegiate Associations in Utah.
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