Professional Development | Resources

Professional Artistic Organizations

Ballet West

Children's Dance Theatre

Repertory Dance Theatre

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

Springville Museum of Art

Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Utah Opera

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Utah Symphony

Federal Laws, ESEA (No Child Left Behind), and the Fine Arts

The arts are a core academic subject. The definition of core subjects in the new law is located in Title IX, Part A, Section 9101 (1) (D)(11), Definitions. Here is how the definition reads: (11) Core Academic Subjects- The term 'core academic subjects' means English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography.

Quality Professional Development is required in all core academic subjects. School Improvement Plans require a comprehensive professional development plan that includes all the identified core academic subjects. In Utah, Art, Music, Dance and Drama are required core curriculum in K-6; 1.0 Fine Arts core credits are required for 7-8th graders; 1.5 Fine Arts core credits are required for 9-12 graduation.