2022 UMTA Conference

Contact Information

Conference Chair
Dr. Carmen Hall, NCTM
Home: 801-471-9860 carmenhallaf@gmail.com

The UMTA Annual Conference is held the first weekend of November at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.

All UMTA members are invited to attend this two-day event. The keynote speaker, presenters, guest artists, exhibitors, and vendors all come together to provide all attendees a way to be inspired, to connect with others, and to help mentor those who may be new to UMTA.

Everyone comes away renewed and with new ideas to implement.

November 4-5, 2022
Musical Mentoring
Keynote Speaker: Kayson Brown, Director of Lyceum Philharmonic
Guest Artist: Stephen Beus, Bachauer Gold Medalist

Conference registration opens September 1st with early bird pricing. Registration closes 11:59 p.m. October 23, 2022.


2022 Conference Keynote Speaker: Kayson Brown
Known for his work with The Lyceum Philharmonic, Kayson is a dynamic educator, conductor, and cellist. Kayson holds a Master’s Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Brigham Young University, where he served as conducting and cello faculty, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Cello Performance from the University of Utah. He played principal cello at both Brigham Young University and University of Utah and has soloed with more than a dozen symphony orchestras.

He is certified in the Suzuki method and has more than two decades of experience teaching cello to students of all ages and ability levels. Kayson was featured in a KBYU Television special performing Bach Unaccompanied Suites. Kayson directs the Lyceum Music Festival and Lyceum Orchestras Program at American Heritage School.

2022 Conference Artist: Stephen Beus
“Strikingly original... an interpretive voice all his own” (Fanfare Magazine). In the space of four months, American pianist Stephen Beus won first prize in the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, first place in the Vendome Prize International Competition (Lisbon) and he was awarded the Max I. Allen Fellowship of the American Pianists Association (Indianapolis).

Born and raised on a farm in eastern Washington, Mr. Beus began lessons at age 5 and made his orchestral debut four years later. He went on to win numerous national and international competitions throughout his youth, capturing the attention of both audiences and critics. Mr. Beus holds degrees from Whitman College, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University.


UMTA is seeking proposals that demonstrate effective music mentoring, learning and teaching that promotes innovation, and which explore issues facing musicians in the 21st Century. Conference organizers are specifically looking for the following topics: Studio Management; Piano Plus (collaboration); Practicing; Recitals and Events; Habits of Musical Families.

Proposals will be accepted June 15, 2022 through July 15, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. The conference committee will review each application and make their selections based on the needs of our members. The list of presenters will be announced on July 28, 2022.

* Please be aware that presentations are for teaching purposes only, and not for the purpose of promoting a product.

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Presenter Application
Presenter Name*
Presenter Bio*
(200 words or less)
Others Participating in Session
if any)
Your Email Address*
Title of Presentation*
(75 words or less)
Equipment You Need UMTA to Provide
(e.g. piano, projector, easel, etc)
In the event that our traditional UMTA conference is not possible, please plan on submitting a virtual presentation.
* Required Field

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