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Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program

The Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP) places arts specialists in over 380 elementary schools throughout Utah.  The program operates under the direction of the Utah State Board of Education through legislative funding. The specialists collaborate with classroom teachers to provide exceptional arts instruction. Utah State University provides professional development training for the specialists and school faculties in our BTSALP area schools. Professional development is also provided by the BTSALP statewide University network–University of Utah, Weber State University, Southern Utah University, Brigham Young University, Dixie State University, and Westminster College.

Partner Schools/Universities

Utah State University's Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Program for Elementary Arts Education works in partnership with the following schools to provide quality arts integrated professional development support.

Box Elder School District

Mountain View Elementary School
Three Mile Creek Elementary School

Cache County School District

Birch Creek Elementary School
Greenville Elementary School
Canyon Elementary School
Heritage Elementary School
Lewiston Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Mountainside Elementary School
Nibley Elementary School
North Park Elementary School
Providence Elementary School
River Heights Elementary School
Summit Elementary School
Sunrise Elementary School
Wellsville Elementary School
White Pine Elementary School

Logan City School District

Hillcrest Elementary School
Wilson Elementary School

Charter Schools

Bear River Charter School
CCID: The Center for Creativity, Innovation and Discovery
Edith Bowen Laboratory School

Arts Integration Instructional Coaches

Delpha Hall - Music Instructional Coach/Cache County School District
David Gilbert - Music Instructional Coach/Logan City School District

Art in Transit: From Schools to Community

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Art in Transit: From Schools to Community brings art made by children into public places and promotes arts education in our schools and community. Programming for Art in Transit: From Schools to Community is supported by Utah State University's Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Program for Elementary Arts Education, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Allied Arts Guild. Student artwork can be found both inside and outside the CVTD buses.

Music Box Series - Music Encounters for Families

Music Box Concerts are FREE for children and accompanying adults. Each concert features an outstanding USU student ensemble that will highlight one instrumental family. 

Current research shows that hearing and “good ears” develop in early childhood. That’s why these special concerts are designed for ages 0-8. Older children are welcome too. Performances are casual, interactive, and brief with listening, movement, and singing activities to draw attention to musical concepts. After the concert children will have an opportunity to interact with the musicians and look closely or even touch the featured instruments. These concerts are a wonderful introduction to classical music.

Music Box Concert Series Dates and Details