Utah Music Educators Association - Performing Ensemble Application for UMEA Conference (February 1-2, 2019, St. George, UT)
1. Please submit a 10-15 minute unedited audio recording of the auditioning ensemble’s performance. Audio recordings should display the finest technical, as well as musical abilities by the auditioning ensemble.
a.There is no required music list; however, the audio recording must include a slow piece, and one other piece of the director’s choosing. One piece displaying both moods is acceptable. It is recommended that music is grade II or higher.
b. Performance order should be Selection 1: Slow piece, Selection 2: “other.”
c. Audio must be recorded after Jan. 1 of the year before you will perform (e.g., record in April 2018 for performance in Feb. 2019).
d. All audio recordings must be submitted using this online form. Please paste the link(s) to your files in the appropriate spot below. Please post your file(s) to a Google Drive, YouTube, Dropbox or other online database storage account, and then copy and paste the link(s). Please make sure the permission settings allow us to listen to the recording.


2. Invitations will be issued based on the merit of the audition recording, and as recommended by the selection committee. Generally, no more than one group may be invited per school.
a. The UMEA board reserves the right to schedule all Convention performances.


3. All performers who contribute to the performance MUST be students in the ensemble’s school. Special guest soloists who are not students are allowed, but may not perform on pieces for which they are not the guest soloist(s). The ensemble director MUST be a current UMEA member.


4. The ensemble director and a school official must authorize with their signatures approval of this application, by signing the application. Invited ensembles assume all financial responsibility related to their performance.


5. The invitation will be REVOKED if there is a change of directors between the audition and the actual performance.


6. A director may apply only after their second complete year of teaching at the school for which the application is submitted, or has received superior ratings at their region festival for at least two years in a previous teaching position.


7. The application must be submitted by July 1, of the year before the performance. If you have any physical forms or recordings, please send to: John Miller, UMEA Treasurer, 140 N. 800 E. American Fork, UT 84003

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It is understood that the following equipment may be provide for your performance:
What type of ensemble is applying? *
School and Ensemble Name (as it will appear on all print materials) *
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School Phone # (ex. 801-555-5555) *
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School Address - Street *
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School Address - City *
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School Address - Zip Code *
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Director First Name *
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Director Last Name *
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Director Home Phone # (ex. 801-555-5555) *
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Director Home Address - Street *
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Director Home Address - City *
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Director Home Address - Zip Code *
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Total School Student Enrollment # *
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Total Music Department Student Enrollment # *
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Total number of members in applicant ensemble *
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Paste link to recording here. *
Please provide a link to the recording of your group using. This could be from a Google Drive account (best), or YouTube channel, Dropbox, etc. If you can't provide a link, please write "NONE" below, and contact the appropriate UMEA Board member. You can find their contact info here: http://umea.us/board.php
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When was the recording made? *
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Where was the recording made? *
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Who made the recording? *
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Title of Selection #1 *
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Composer/Arranger of Selection #1 *
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Title of Selection #2 *
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Composer/Arranger of Selection #2 *
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This application is submitted with the full approval of the school administration and in compliance with all policies set forth. The signatures below indicate that the directors and administration understand and agree to all the requirements outlined in the “Requirements for Application and Participation” Unedited, unlabeled recording of our audition is enclosed. Submission of this application indicates that the ensemble, if selected, will perform at the UMEA conference.
Submission Deadline is July 1, of the year before the performance.
School Administrator Signature (Full Name) *
The ensemble director may sign for the administrator with their approval.
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Ensemble Director Signature (Full Name) *
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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