2020 Online UMTA Conference

Welcome to the Utah Music Teachers Association 2020 Online Conference. We are pleased to have you join us for this historic virtual gathering.

The "Live" Zoom Events held on Friday and Saturday were recorded for those who may have missed it, or want to hear them again.

We hope you find things that inspire, motivate, and stretch you to be a little better for having attended this conference.

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Be sure to visit our Showcases (great videos!) and Exhibitors for some amazing (limited time) discounts!



2020 Conference Handouts


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Welcome Address by UMTA President, Paula Manwaring, NCTM

Live Zoom Broadcasts / Passcode: UMTA

Technical difficulties? Call or text Patrice 435 - 632 - 6733

Friday, November 6, 2020

Keynote Address:
Do Teachers Ever Stop Being Students?
I Hope Not!
Martha Hilley, MTNA President

Playing "By Heart:"
Improving Musical Memory
Dr. Cahill Smith

Creating Motivation in Yourself
and Your Students
Emily Ezola, NCTM

Keynote Address
Martha Hilley, MTNA President

Dr. Cahill Smith
Playing from the Heart

Emily Ezola ~ Motivating Yourself
and Your Students

Emily Ezola Chat Transcription

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Collegiate Master Class
with Misha Galant
Host: Gretchen Tanner, NCTM

Collegiate Master Class Program

MTNA Teacher of the Year Reception
Honoring Dr. Yu-Jane Yang, NCTM
Featuring Conference Artist Misha Galant

Yu-Jane Yang Reception Program

Awards Ceremony

Legacy / Foundation / Endowment / Arts Advocacy
AIM Teacher of the Year / NCTM / 25-year members

2020 Awards Ceremony Program

Master Class with Guest Artist
Misha Galant

Dr. Yu-Jane Yang
Teacher of the Year Reception

UMTA/MTNA Awards Recognition
End of 2020 Conference