September 8, 2019

Utah State: Arts Are Core Conference

Utah State University sent BTSALP specialists and classroom teachers “back to school” with strategies and lesson ideas to reach every learner. Arts Are Core: One World, Many Makers held on August 1, 2019 provided professional development arts-integration for K-6 classroom teachers, arts specialists, administrators and university students/pre-service teachers. Educators participated […]
March 25, 2019

Art Does a Body (and mind!) Good

Food for thought on a Monday morning!
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
September 19, 2018

BTSALP Statewide Conference 2018

On September 13th and 14th, members of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, from all over the state gathered at the Utah State Capitol to connect, learn and create. Specialists, principals, university partners all working together to create artful learning in our schools.  Sydnee Dickson, Utah State Superintendent of […]
September 22, 2016
Why Is Arts Education Important?

Why Is Arts Education Important?

  Here Are 3 Benefits Of Arts Education For Students  By Daniel, Parent Herald 1. Arts Education Improves School Performance One of the biggest benefits of arts education for students is that it can actually improve their learning skills, school attendance, critical thinking skills and creativity. All of these are […]
September 8, 2016
BTS Goes Back to School

BTSALP Goes Back to School

Classroom teachers and BTSALP specialists don’t take the Summer off . . .  they are always thinking about their students and their curriculum. Teachers and specialists from all over the state came together at a variety of university locations for hands-on, arts integrated workshops. It may sound like work but […]
February 24, 2016
Day On The Hill

Day On The Hill

Monday, February 8, 2016 was Day on the Hill at the Utah State capitol. Students from the BTSALP program performed integrated music and dance compositions. Advocates for arts in schools, used the day to meet with legislators and support BTSALP.  Read more about it in our latest newsletter.
February 5, 2016
Legislative Luncheon

Legislative Luncheon

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 the annual Legislative luncheon for Utah state legislators and their spouses, was held at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.  Art and Musical Theatre was provided by students from BTSALP schools throughout the state. Click here to read more about this wonderful afternoon and to download […]
January 25, 2016
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Wise words from Philip Pullman

Children need art and stories and poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. If you don’t give a child food, the damage quickly becomes visible. If you don’t let a child have fresh air and play, the damage is also visible, […]
September 26, 2015
Dixie State University Makes 7!

Dixie State University Makes 7!

Jeri Crosby Dixie State University Endowed Chair for Elementary Arts Education Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program   Dixie State University is the most recent higher education institution to receive an endowment from the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Foundation. With this gift, DSU has been able to hire Jeri Crosby as the Endowed Chair for Elementary […]