The Utah Music Teachers Association (UMTA) hosts Performance Evaluations across the state in early Fall. Participation ranges from 250 to 400 musicians each year. Well-qualified judges provide insightful comments which benefit students and teachers, alike. This is not a competitive event. The 2022 Honors Recital will be held October 14-15 in Midvale, Utah.
Judges in each region select the top performers (20 percent) per age division. These participants are then invited to perform at the Honors Recitals held in October or November.
UMTA teachers are encouraged to send students with polished, memorized repertoire (although memory is not required) to the regional events in all playing levels from beginning to advanced. All instruments are welcome, including piano duets and ensembles. One piano is provided at evaluations and two pianos at the honors recital. For multi-piano ensembles, please see our online division.
The public is invited to attend the UMTA Honors Recitals at no charge. These recitals provide an excellent opportunity to see some of the best performers within each age group from around the state.