February 21, 2019

Latest Arts Education Research

BTSALP has known this for a long time!! Glad the rest of the world is catching on! Here’s an article from INC.  The Benefits of Playing Music. Music helps your brain more than any other activity, and learning an instrument increases resilience to age-related decline in hearing. Find out what […]
January 6, 2019

Benefits of Music Education

Here is a good video clip and news article to share with parents, principals, colleagues, and community members on WHY Music Education is so important for children. CBC News Article: From musician to physician: Why medical schools are recruiting for musical ability Interesting research based Ted Talk and video clip
October 18, 2018

African Music

Maurya Fox, BTSALP Specialist, is a music teacher extraordinaire. She teaches before and after school programs, conducts and accompanies 60 participants in the “Soaring Singers” chorus, and directs a musical theater group that has 55 participants. But the “real magic” happens when you walk through the doors of her classroom […]
October 3, 2018

Saturday Classes and Professional Development Opportunities

Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities available to you, several at minimal or no cost! The Arts Engage Saturday workshops at UVU still have openings. Join the best presenters in the area for Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Art or Robotics workshops. Visit this website to sign up. Class meets October 13, November […]
September 25, 2018

Locomotive Lesson Plans

Here is a list, by art form, of all of the lesson plans and files, based on the book Locomotive by Brian Floca, from the 2018 BTSALP Statewide Conference. Locomotive Dance Lesson PDF The Locomotive Visuals PDF The Locomotive Visuals DOCX Elementary Music Curriculum Charts PDF Four-Strand Lesson Design Template […]
May 21, 2018

Springtime in BTSALP Schools = Celebration of the Arts

Art Nights, Musical Performances, Theater Productions are what make Springtime in BTSALP schools the best time of the school year!  Join the celebration by reading our current newsletter. North Elementary in Iron County, a STEM Partner school with Southern Utah University, held their STEAM Night highlighting Math and Science integration. BTSALP […]
March 25, 2018

BTSALP Students Have Been Busy!

Students in BTSALP schools all over the state have been busy connecting curriculum to all four art forms. Click here to see our amazing students drawing, dancing, singing and acting in this month’s newsletter. Wayne Geary, Visual Art Specialist at Rose Park Elementary School, and Louise Fischman, artist and therapeutic art educator, […]
February 23, 2018

Celebrate the Arts

It’s time to celebrate – the arts in Utah and the Winter Olympic games.  See BTSALP students perform Hamilton: The Making of a Patriot at the Utah State Capitol during Arts Day on the Hill. Do you know what an armature is? Fourth Grade students at South Summit Elementary School […]
September 28, 2017

Welcome Back to School!

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program has expanded! Meet some of our specialists as they go “Back to School” for 2017-2018. Enjoy learning more about our program and these amazing and talented educators.  Click here to read all about it!
May 28, 2017

Celebrating Dance, Music and Visual Art

In the BTSALP world, Spring means showcasing student work at Art Nights, Musical Informances and Dance concerts.  Click here to join us in celebrating another great year of the BTSALP!