UMTA Composition Competition

Contact Information

Moragh J. Morrison
Cell: 435-760-5678

The UMTA composition competition is open to Utah residents and teachers only. It is held primarily to give as many students as possible the opportunity to experiment with composing. The low entry fee helps accomplish this.

Registration opens March 1st and closes April 30th. All applications will be made online through the registration link below. Parents and/or student need to complete the application. Payment is made online after all entry information is completed.

Once payment has cleared, the parent/student will receive an email indicating payment was received. If you hit the "Back to Merchant" button, you will get an Error message. Ignore it. You will still receive the confirmation email that will contain a link to upload the pdf and mp3 of the composition. You will receive verification that your registration is complete after the files have been uploaded.

Fees: (UMTA member teacher)
Elementary (ages 5-10): $15
Junior (ages 11-14): $20
Senior (ages 15-18): $25
Collegiate/Adult (ages 19+): $30

All non-UMTA teacher entries are $50


2022 UMTA State Composition Winners

2021 UMTA Composition Results

1st Place, Alice Jeppesen, “The Dragon's Tale” - student of Denise Frost
2nd Place, Will Woods, “Dusk” - student of Juliet Preston
3rd Place, Angela Valladeres, “The Leaping Dolphin” - Juliet Preston
Honorable Mention, Morgan Hatch, “A Rainy Spring” - student of Juliet Preston

1st Place, Mattox Botkin, “Deep Sea” - student of Dr. Stephen Allen
2nd Place, Christian Hewlett, "6 Variations” - student of Koji Attwood
3rd Place, Edward Lyman, “Autumn Reverie” - student of Denise Frost
Honorable Mention, Luke Wallin, “Triumphant” - student of Carole Terry

1st Place, Clayton R. Young, “Mountains, Storms, and Saudade” - student of Diana Portzline
2nd Place, Spencer Sanders, “Voyage of the Atlantic” - student of Kevin Olson
3rd Place, Evan Anderson, “Tales of the Wind” - student of Kevin Olson
Honorable Mention, Timothy Petersen, “Searching” - student of Cassie Mayfield

Young Artist
1st Place, Bianca Quigley, "3 Pieces for Piano” - student of Kimi Kawashima