Utah Music Teachers Association
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President’s Message
Welcome to UMTA, Utah Music Teachers Association, an affiliate of MTNA, Music Teachers National Association! I feel so privileged to be a member of Utah Music Teachers Association and to currently be serving as State President.

UMTA has so much to offer music teachers. The monthly chapter meeting presentations are excellent and as a teacher, I always come away with new ideas and information that I can incorporate into my teaching. The state conference held this past November at Salt Lake Community College (Taylorsville) was fabulous! Those who attended received fine instruction. It was a delight to have Dr. Randall Faber and Dr. Fred Karpoff as our featured presenters. All presentations were informative and so well-prepared. We look forward to our state conference this coming November.

I encourage all teachers to become Nationally Certified Teachers of Music. Classes, as well as mentors are available in the various chapters. “The MTNA Professional Certification program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the music teaching field. It benefits members of the profession itself, as well as the public who interacts with the profession.”

There are many student programs available through Utah Music Teachers Association. Students have opportunities to perform in chapter recitals. Many students participate in the UMTA Achievement in Music program and then become part of the Future Artists in Music. Students receive great feedback as they perform at Performance Evaluations. A number of students are chosen to perform in an Honors Recital at the state conference. We always have fine students who participate in the MTNA Competitions during our conference. Many Utah students placed in the MTNA Southwest Division Competition held recently in Las Vegas. We look forward to the national conference where some students will perform and compete. We are proud of the students and their teachers who participate in these many opportunities.

We invite all music teachers to come and join with us in being members of Utah Music Teachers Association. The benefits are many and so well worth it!

Cheryl Rytting, NCTM
President, UMTA

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