Utah Music Teachers Association

Leadership

Executive Board

President
Laurisa Ward Cope, NCTM
Home: 801.943.4331  
wmrkel@gmail.com
1st Vice President / Conference
Paula B. Manwaring, NCTM
Home: 801.263.3550  
paula@manwaringmusic.com
2nd Vice President / MTNA Competitions - Chair
Patrice B. Hunt, NCTM
Cell: 435.632.6733
huntent@gmail.com
Recording Secretary
Tara M. Ellingford, NCTM
Home: 801.592.6737  
taraellingford@gmail.com
Treasurer
Cynthia J. Hartley, NCTM
Home: 801.731.2672  
keykorral@q.com
Immediate Past President
Cheryl Rytting, NCTM
Home: 801.967.8060  Cell: 801.558.7620
cheryl.g.rytting@gmail.com


General Board

President
Laurisa Ward Cope, NCTM
Home: 801.943.4331  
wmrkel@gmail.com
1st Vice President / Conference
Paula B. Manwaring, NCTM
Home: 801.263.3550  
paula@manwaringmusic.com
2nd Vice President / MTNA Competitions - Chair
Patrice B. Hunt, NCTM
Cell: 435.632.6733
huntent@gmail.com
Recording Secretary
Tara M. Ellingford, NCTM
Home: 801.592.6737  
taraellingford@gmail.com
Treasurer
Cynthia J. Hartley, NCTM
Home: 801.731.2672  
keykorral@q.com
Immediate Past President
Cheryl Rytting, NCTM
Home: 801.967.8060  Cell: 801.558.7620
cheryl.g.rytting@gmail.com
Achievement in Music (AIM) - Chair
Shawn Bastian, NCTM
Home: 801.979.7935  
shawn.design.music@gmail.com
Certification
Lori Z. Serr, NCTM
Home: 801.489.8222  
ljzserr@yahoo.com
College Faculty
Dr. Yu-Jane Yang, NCTM
Home: 801.626.7489  
yyang@weber.edu
Arts Awareness and Advocacy
Hana Janatova, NCTM
Home: 801.897.2297  
janatova88@gmail.com
UMTA Composition
Leanna Minnick, NCTM
Home: 801.792.4940  
leannaminnick@yahoo.com
MTNA Composition
Steven Erickson
Cell: 240.355.7790
SnLerickson@verizon.net
Future Artists in Music (FAIM) Chair
Debra A. Gamero, NCTM
Home: 801.571.6764  
debragamero@gmail.com
Historian
Shelly Hicken Bills
Home: 801.798.2507  Cell: 801.888.1352
shllyblls@yahoo.com
Independent Music Teachers Forum
Danielle Dallas, NCTM
Home: 801.602.3340  
danielle.r.dallas@gmail.com
Local Chapters/New Members
Judy K. England, NCTM
Cell: 218.979.9299
jkmengland@gmail.com
Membership - Chair
Sandra Lewis Preysz, NCTM
Home: 801.944.1808  Cell: 801.232.6309
sandrapreysz@msn.com
MTNA Foundation
Elizabeth Hurst Lund, NCTM
Home: 801.486.1884  
elizabethlund88@msn.com
MTNA Instrumental Performance Competition Chair
Patrice B. Hunt, NCTM
Cell: 435.632.6733
huntent@gmail.com
Performance Evaluations Co-Chair
Lois Matthews, NCTM
Home: 801.771.8009  
pianogrammy45@hotmail.com
Performance Evaluations Co-Chair
Angela R. McBride
Home: 801.797.9893  Cell: 801.295.4668
angelamcbride@hotmail.com
Publicity
Katherine Chipman, NCTM
Cell: 801.953.2619
katherine.j.chipman@gmail.com
Collegiate Chapters
Jessica Hendry
Home: 801.616.6898  
jessicahendry320@gmail.com
Collegiate Program - Chair
Lezlee Bishop, NCTM
Home: 801.467.8598  
ljbishop2@comcast.net
UMTA Concerto Competition (Piano)
Tonya L. Pruhs
Cell: 801.910.1851
tonyapruhs@gmail.com
UMTA Concerto Competition (Instrumental)
Rebecca Udy, NCTM
Cell: 801.836.3409
udyrebecca@gmail.com
Website - Co-Chair
Patrice B. Hunt, NCTM
Cell: 435.632.6733
huntent@gmail.com
Website - Co-Chair
Dr. Christie K. Sowby, NCTM
Home: 801.915.5137  
cksowby@gmail.com
Communications - Chair
Dr. Christie K. Sowby, NCTM
Home: 801.915.5137  
cksowby@gmail.com


Competitions/Evaluations Chairs

2nd Vice President / MTNA Competitions - Chair
Patrice B. Hunt, NCTM
Cell: 435.632.6733
huntent@gmail.com

UMTA Composition
Leanna Minnick, NCTM
Home: 801.792.4940  
leannaminnick@yahoo.com

MTNA Composition
Steven Erickson
Cell: 240.355.7790
SnLerickson@verizon.net

MTNA Instrumental Performance Competition Chair
Patrice B. Hunt, NCTM
Cell: 435.632.6733
huntent@gmail.com

Performance Evaluations Co-Chair
Lois Matthews, NCTM
Home: 801.771.8009  
pianogrammy45@hotmail.com

Performance Evaluations Co-Chair
Angela R. McBride
Home: 801.797.9893  Cell: 801.295.4668
angelamcbride@hotmail.com

UMTA Concerto Competition (Piano)
Tonya L. Pruhs
Cell: 801.910.1851
tonyapruhs@gmail.com

UMTA Concerto Competition (Instrumental)
Rebecca Udy, NCTM
Cell: 801.836.3409
udyrebecca@gmail.com



Past Presidents


J. Ellwood Jepson
1956-1957

Jessie M. Perry
1957-1961

Alpha H. Bolton
1962-1964

Beulah B. Ford
1964-1966

Lucille B. Swenson
1966-1970

Dr. William M. Foxley
1970-1974

Beverly D. Adams
1974-1976

Charles A. Smith
1976-1978

Janet H. Thompson, NCTM
1978-1980

Karen J. Gygi
1980-1982

Iris H. Moon, NCTM
1982-1984

Jay L. Beck
1984-1988

Beverly T. Nelson, NCTM
1988-1990

Jenny Bennett, NCTM
1990-1992

Janet W. Colvin, NCTM
1992-1994

Geri A. Gibbs, NCTM
1994-1996

Debra A. Gamero, NCTM
1996-1998

Mary Louise Beckstrand, NCTM
1998-2000

Lezlee Bishop, NCTM
2000-2002

Dr. Yu-Jane Yang, NCTM
2002-2004

Cheryl Norman, NCTM
2004-2006

Lynda C. Broadbent, NCTM
2006-2008

Dr. Lynn C. Dean, NCTM
2008-2010

Coila P. Robinson
2010-2012

Lois Matthews, NCTM
2012-2014

Rosemary Olsen
2014-2016

Cheryl Rytting, NCTM
2016-2018