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District Arts

"Creativity is now as important in education as literacy"

Sir Ken Robinson

A well-rounded education includes the arts. The fine arts provide a place for students to explore new ideas, take appropriate risks, creatively problem solve, collaborate, develop aesthetic awareness, explore the world and other cultures, and to express oneself.

Curriculum Maps & Standards

Fine Arts Strands

The Utah Core standards are organized into strands, which represent significant areas of learning within content areas. The Fine Arts have four strands: Create, Perform/Present/ Produce, Respond, and Connect. These four strands provide the framework for a comprehensive experience in each of the five art forms: Dance, Drama/Theatre, Media Arts, Music, and Visual Arts.

Utah State Board of Education Utah Core State Standards for Fine Arts

Middle School Curriculum Maps  

High School resource guides:

District Arts Index

Content Areas

Drama Play Approval Process and Form

District Theater Warehouse  

  • Elementary

Drama is offered at: 

    • Edgemont Elementary 
    • Lone Peak Elementary
    • Midvale Elementary
    • Park Lane Elementary 
    • Sandy Elementary

BTSALP (Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program) 

  • Middle School

    •  Middle School Drama Fest

  • High School

Piano Tuning Invoices

  • Elementary General Music

General Music is offered at:

Elementary Orchestra

Before or after school orchestra is a tuition based optional program (fee waivers apply) and is available at the following schools.  Students may participate at the school that fits with their schedule.   For more information:  music.canyonsdistrict.org

    • Brookwood Elementary
    • Canyon View Elementary
    • Draper Elementary
    • East Sandy Elementary
    • Edgemont Elementary
    • Midvalley Elementary
    • Oak Hollow Elementary
    • Oakdale Elementary
    • Park Lane Elementary
    • Peruvian Park Elementary
    • Quail Hollow Elementary
    • Silver Mesa Elementary
    • Sprucewood Elementary
    • Sunrise Elementary
    • Willow Canyon Elementary
    • Willow Springs Elementary
  • Middle School

    MS Music Assessments

    Canyons Youth Symphony

  • High School

  • HS Honors Orchestra

Elementary

Intro:  Visual Art is offered at:

    • Alta View Elementary
    • Altara Elementary
    • Bella Vista Elementary
    • Bell View Elementary
    • Brookwood Elementary
    • Butler Elementary
    • Canyon View Elementary
    • Crescent Elementary
    • East Midvale Elementary
    • East Sandy Elementary
    • Granite Elementary
    • Jordan Valley School
    • Lone Peak Elementary
    • Midvale Elementary
    • Midvalley Elementary
    • Oakdale Elementary
    • Oak Hollow Elementary
    • Park Lane Elementary
    • Peruvian Park Elementary
    • Quail Hollow Elementary
    • Ridgecrest Elementary
    • Sprucewood Elementary
    • Willow Canyon Elementary
    • Willow Springs Elementary

District Elementary Arts Committee 

Sandy City Elementary Art Show 

 

  • Middle School

    District Middle School Art Show

    Middle School ArtFest

  • High School

    • District High School Art Show

      High School ArtStock!

Resources

Tanner Dance 

Ballet West

Utah Symphony|Utah Opera

 

POPS groups

Professional Outreach Program in the Schools (POPS), managed by the Utah State Board of Education and sponsored by the Utah State Legislature, supports arts education in Utah’s public schools by bringing professional arts organizations’ educational programs to schools for free or subsidized costs. The goal is to connect schools, teachers, administrators and students with high quality arts learning experiences with professional artists. POPS supports the state’s core arts standards by providing arts education opportunities to all Utah schools.

Sixteen POPS organizations are available to provide lecture demonstrations or assemblies, arts instruction in the classroom, teacher professional development workshops, concerts, and performances in dance, media arts, theatre, music and visual art to your school.

Contact Us

Sharee Jorgensen, District Arts Coordinator, Arts Consortium Chair

Katie Thames

Jim Wilson