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Professional Development Opportunities in the ARTS! 




“To Dance is to live.  What I want is a school of life.”  Isadora Duncan 

Canyons School District offers Dance as a Fine Arts Elective at the following middle schools:

  • Albion Middle
  • Butler Middle
  • Draper Park Middle
  • Midvale Middle
  • Union Middle

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”  Nietzche 

Canyons School District supports a comprehensive music program for grades 6-8.  Students have several music electives from which to choose, both performing and non-performing options in all of the district middle schools.

  • Albion Middle
  • Butler Middle
  • Draper Park Middle
  • Eastmont Middle
  • Indian Hills Middle
  • Midvale Middle
  • Mount Jordan Middle
  • Union Middle

Canyons Youth Symphony

The Canyons Youth Symphony is an audition only District wide full orchestra.  Any students in 4th through 9th grade are invited to audition.

Rehearsals are Mondays and some Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm at Albion Middle School from the end of September through the beginning of May.

CYS has opportunities to perform durning the holidays, winter and spring which would include evening concerts and field trips.

The mission of CYS is to enhance school music programs, to improve individual performance and to promote goodwill throughout our community…And, of course, have a lot of fun and make friends like only musicians can!  With our mission goals in mind, middle school and high school students must be enrolled in their school band or orchestra to first audition and then participate in CYS.  If you are selected to participate, there is an $85 tuition that covers part of the cost for operating the symphony.  That is around $10 s month for a great and rewarding experience.  Come and join us!!

Audition Requirements:All those wanting to audition need to come prepared with a short song or etude of your choice.  You will be asked to play some scales (preferably 2 octaves) and a simple song to sight read.  Percussionists will need to be skilled on snare, timani and mallets.

Please don’t stress over this.  The audition is very low key.  Come any time between 4-5 pm.

For questions concerning Canyons Youth Symphony, contact any of the following:

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”  Oscar Wilde 

Canyons District is proud to offer theatre programs at the following middle schools:

  • Butler Middle
  • Draper Park Middle
  • Eastmont Middle
  • Midvale Middle
  • Mount Jordan Middle
  • Union Middle

“You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have.”  Maya Angelou  

Canyons School District offers visual arts courses as a Fine Arts Elective all of our middle schools.  

  • Albion Middle
  • Butler Middle
  • Draper Park Middle
  • Eastmont Middle
  • Indian Hills Middle
  • Midvale Middle
  • Mount Jordan Middle
  • Union Middle   

Canyons winners from this year’s event included:

People’s Choice:


Best of Show:

  • Kayla Welker-Best of Show 3D-Draper Park MS
  • Brekyn Kasteler-Best of Show 2D-Butler MS

Award of Excellence:

  • Elle Whitmore-Ablion MS
  • Brynn Ellefsen-Bulter MS
  • Taylor Smith-Albion MS
  • Christopher Frutos-Indian Hills MS
  • Macie Morgan-Butler MS
  • Noah Sharp-Indian Hills MS
  • Catherine DeBry-Indian Hills MS
  • Natalie Timothy-Mt. Jordan MS
  • Vanessa Serrano-Mt. Jordan MS
  • Hailey Stokes-Indian Hills MS

Award of Merit:

  • Ellaine Jake-Eastmont MS
  • William Jessing-Union MS
  • Sophia Salazar-Eastmont MS
  • Isaac Middlemas-Union MS
  • Alex VanBerckerlaer-Butler MS
  • Kaden Burleigh-Albion MS
  • Abigail Bullock-Draper Park MS
  • Bella Nibley-Draper Park MS
  • David Jensen-Draper Park MS
  • Devin Pruhs-Butler MS
  • McCall Andrews-Union MS
  • Eden Jacobs-Draper Park MS
  • Lukas Rohde-Union MS
  • Nicklaus Hagman-Albion MS
  • Jack Stanley-Draper MS
  • Presley Hayes-Indian Hills MS
  • Daisha Burch-Butler MS
  • Parker Stone-Eastmont MS
  • Bre Kennard-Draper Park MS
  • Dani Terry-Mt. Jordan MS
  • Madisoon Scott-Mt. Jordan MS
  • Hailey Stokes-Indian Hills MS
  • Ashley Meza-Mt. Jordan MS

Honorable Mention:

  • Leiah Lieber-Albion MS
  • Heavenly Rivera-Mt. Jordan MS
  • Samantha Olphant-Draper Park MS
  • Charles Blackburn-Albion MS
  • Tatiana Martinez-Mt. Jordan MS
  • Olivia Borland-Albion MS
  • Chloe Grennon-Albion MS
  • Lindsey Arizona Lindgren-Butler MS
  • Tristen Denter-Draper MS
  • Makayla Larkins-Draper MS
  • Madilyn Renfeldt-Union MS
  • Morgan Peterson-Union MS
  • Patience Rogan-Mt. Jordan MS
  • Andrew Jex-Indian Hills MS
  • Annie Barlow-Eastmont MS
  • Andrea Balbuena-Mt. Jordan MS
  • Connor Bentley-Eastmont MS
  • Olile Amakom-Mt. Jordan MS
  • Ashley Meza-Mt. Jordan MS