The Legacy Award recognizes teachers who've created a great legacy for the music community. Criteria for consideration includes having a membership of at least 10 years in UMTA and MTNA, and service as an officer at the local or state level. Professional accomplishments, service to the community, and the nurturing and mentoring of students are also taken into consideration. Nominations are made and voted upon by UMTA Board Members.
UMTA Awards 2022 Legacy Award Winners
SHAWN BASTIAN, NCTM, grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah.
She began piano lessons at age 5 and became a Nationally
Certified Music Teacher through MTNA in 2013. She has been a
member of UMTA for over 25 years, has taught piano for over 30
years and continues to teach today. She is an active member of
the Timpanogos chapter, and has served as president, and the
State and Chapter AIM Chair.
“My mom, Zina Riches, brought me to my first UMTA
conference in 1992 and pointed me down this musical path, a
path that I am truly thankful for. I have been blessed to teach so
many truly talented students and work with great teachers and friends. You have all impacted every
aspect of my musical career and my life. THANK YOU!!” Shawn Bastian
BONNIE SLAUGHTER, NCTM, has been a piano teacher for
over 40 years. She is active in the Utah Music Teachers
Association where she has served as President of the Bridgerland
and Ogden Chapters and on the Utah MTA State Board and
Region FAIM (Future Artists in Music) Coordinator. She was the
Northern Utah Coordinator for the renowned international
pedagogue N. Jane Tan.
Bonnie is the director of the Oakwood Performing Arts Academy.
She has over 100 students including "The Oakwood 88’s" 5 Piano
Teams. Members of the teams have enjoyed performing at area
events including opening for Jon Schmidt. The teams have also
competed at state and international levels.
She has published 5 music camps, a series of Theory Workbooks
called “Theory Strips” and a set of CDs about Surviving the
Music Lesson Rollercoaster. She enjoys sharing them with music
teachers across the country. She has given workshops and
presentations to teachers across Utah, California, Colorado and New Mexico.
She is married and has five children and 21 grandchildren.