UMTA Composition Competition

UMTA Composition Competition Winners for 2024 will be announced in June!

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 April 1st and closes April 30th each year. 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.

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

All non-UMTA teacher entries are $45


2023 UMTA State Composition Winners

The MTNA Composition Competition sent three entries to the 2023 Southwest Division Competition:
Desmond Smedley, Junior Division
Ethan Stanger, Senior Division
Rebecca Farmer, Young Artist Division

The results of the composition competition for Southwest Division announced Rebecca Farmer as the winner of the Young Artist Division! Brava Rebecca! Rebecca advanced to the national competition as a national finalist. Those results were just announced on January 15th and although Rebecca was not a winner, we applaud her hard work and are so proud of her representing Utah at such a high level. Thank you Rebecca, and congratulations to your teacher, Kevin Olson, as well.