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Fine Arts

District Fine Arts

Fine Arts Specialist

Andra Thorne Self Portrait

Andra Thorne
 

(801) 402-5104
Athorne@DSDMAIL.NET 

 

Administrative Assistant

Amy Lueckler Self Portrait

Amy Lueckler
 

(801) 402-5131
ALUECKLER@DSDMAIL.NET 

 

Celebrations

Event Calendar- Junior High

Event Calendar- High School

Davis Youth Orchestra

Davis Youth Symphony Organization

Davis Youth Orchestra

"The sound of the Orchestra is one of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed." -Chick Corea

The sound of the orchestra is one of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed. Chick Corea
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The sound of the orchestra is one of the most magnificent musical sounds that has ever existed. Chick Corea
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Ryan Kemp

Ryan Kemp

Davis Youth Orchestra is an audition only group for students in grades 7-10.  Placements in the Orchestra are secured by audition.

The Davis Youth Orchestra is directed by Mr. Ryan Kemp

 

Davis Youth Philharmonic

 

Davis Youth Philharmonic
Davis Youth Philharmonic is what is considered our "Varsity" instrumental team. This is an audition-only group for students in grades 10-12.  Placements in the Philharmonic group are secured only by audition.
 

 

 

Davis Youth Policies and Guidelines

 

 

PHILOSOPHY:

 

The purposes and objectives of the Davis Youth Symphony Philharmonic and Orchestra are to:

 

  • provide greater challenge for the outstanding instrumental music students of Davis School District through experiences of a higher performance level. 

  • provide advanced training in musical skills as identified in the National Standards of Music Education and State of Utah Instrumental Music Core.  

  • enhance music skills for those who participate, as well as those who will share in the experience in the existing school instrumental programs, as the participants bring new skills back into the classroom.

  • provide an awareness of what other music students are achieving, as well as an awareness of each participants own musical potential. 

  • provide camaraderie with other music students. 

  • promote community interest and support for music.

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

 

Each youth symphony member will:

 

  • be a member in good standing of an instrumental music class in a secondary school of the Davis School District

  • be selected by audition.

  • attend all rehearsals and concerts unless excused by the director or symphony staff member

    • Absences with parental consent will only be excused for valid reasons.

    • Except for emergencies or sudden illness, all excused absences are to be approved in advance.

    • Two consecutive absences will result in the student being moved to the end of the section.

    • Three consecutive absences will jeopardize the student’s membership in the group.

  • show professionalism in approach to rehearsals by being seated and warming up 15 min. prior to the scheduled rehearsal time. Tuning will take place 5 minutes before the rehearsal begins. 

  • always exhibit proper rehearsal etiquette

  • dress according to the Davis School District’s Dress and Grooming Standards 

  • be responsible for all assigned music; any damaged or lost music must be paid for 

  • bring all necessary equipment (including pencils) to rehearsals and concerts.  

  • prepare music thoroughly for all rehearsals. 

  • accept seating assignments by the director or DYS Staff.

**Infraction of any of the rules or regulations stated above may be cause for dismissal from the group.

 

AUDITIONS:

 

Audition dates and requirements will be announced on the website and in instrumental music classes, allowing for adequate preparation time.

 

FEE:

 

A $200.00 per student membership fee will be assessed each participating student. This fee is due at the first rehearsal. 

 

REHEARSALS:

 

Regular weekly rehearsals will be held on Monday afternoons at Viewmont High School from:

  • 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. for Davis Youth Orchestra

  • 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM for Davis Youth Philharmonic

STAFF and COACHING RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Provide all members with appropriate articulations, bowings and markings. 

  • Direct sectional rehearsals. 

  • Audition student applicants.

  • Assist conductor and students during rehearsal.

Audition Information

Audition Information!
Davis Youth Philharmonic Flyer - information about audition requirements
Philharmonic Audition Form - bring this completed form to the audition
Philharmonic Audition Sign up - sign up here for an audition time slot
Symphony Audition Form

Davis Youth Rehearsal Calendars

Rehearsal Calendars will be posted when available.  Monday afternoons at Centennial Jr. High from 4:00 PM to 6:00 for Orchestra, and 4:00 -6:30 for Philharmonic at Viewmont High School.

Elementary Integration

Katie Fracis


Visual Arts Instructional Coach- BTSALP
 

(801) 402-5302
Kafrancis@dsdmail.net

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Norma Zaugg

Dance Integration Specialist- BTSALP

(801) 402-5284

nzaugg@dsdmail.net

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Shannon Elmer

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Music Instructional Coach- BTSALP
 

(801) 402-5297
selmer@dsdmail.net

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Shanda Stenger

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Music Instructional Coach- BTSALP

(801) 402-5273

sstenger@dsdmail.net

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Desk Standards

Secondary DESK Standards

Dance

Dance DESK Standards

Dance7-8DESK.pdf

DanceLevel1DESK.pdf

DanceLevel2DESK.pdf

DanceLevel3DESK.pdf

BallroomSocialLevel1DESK.pdf

BallroomSocialLevel2DESK.pdf

BallroomSocialLevel3DESK.pdf

STATEMENT

The development of proficiency in any art form requires a steady sequential study and development of skills.  The basic concepts of Dance are the same from beginning through intermediate to advanced study.  Although the fundamental concepts are the same, the level of skill and performance abilities will increase over time.  Even though the progress to more advanced study occurs, attention to the fundamental skills and practices of the art form are found at every level.

Music

Music DESK Standards

Band

Band DESK Standards are expanded to include the skills and content needed at each level. 

BandLevel1.pdf

BandLevel2.pdf

BandLevel3.pdf

STATEMENT

The development of proficiency in any art form requires a steady sequential study and development of skills.  The basic concepts of Music are the same for general, instrumental, or vocal studies.  These basic concepts are also the same from beginning through intermediate to advanced study.  Although the fundamental concepts are the same, the level of skill and performance abilities will increase over time.  Even though the progress to more advanced study occurs, attention to the fundamental skills and practices of the art form are found at every level.

Choir

Choral DESK Standards are similar in all three levels.  The bulleted Skills Guide will detail what specific skills are needed at all three levels.

ChoirL1-3DESKStandards.pdf

Proficiency in the Choral Arts requires steady sequential study and development of skills.  

  • Students in Choir Level I will demonstrate mastery of presented standards with director and peer support.
  • Student in Choir Level II with demonstrate mastery of presented standards with limited director and peer support.
  • As students master each advancing level, peer and instructor support will decrease, moving towards independence and exceptional practice. 

 

STATEMENT

The development of proficiency in any art form requires a steady sequential study and development of skills.  The basic concepts of Music are the same for general, instrumental, or vocal studies.  These basic concepts are also the same from beginning through intermediate to advanced study.  Although the fundamental concepts are the same, the level of skill and performance abilities will increase over time.  Even though the progress to more advanced study occurs, attention to the fundamental skills and practices of the art form are found at every level.

Orchestra

Orchestra DESK Standards. 

  • See bulleted SKILLS GUIDE for more detailed information

OrchestraLevel1DESK.pdf

OrchestraLevel2DESK.pdf

OrchestraLevel3DESK.pdf

6th Grade Orchestra:

6thGradeOrchestraDESK.pdf

STATEMENT

The development of proficiency in any art form requires a steady sequential study and development of skills.  The basic concepts of Music are the same for general, instrumental, or vocal studies.  These basic concepts are also the same from beginning through intermediate to advanced study.  Although the fundamental concepts are the same, the level of skill and performance abilities will increase over time.  Even though the progress to more advanced study occurs, attention to the fundamental skills and practices of the art form are found at every level.

Music Exploration/General Music 7-8

GeneralMusicExplorationDESK7-8.pdf

STATEMENT

The development of proficiency in any art form requires a steady sequential study and development of skills.  The basic concepts of Music are the same for general, instrumental, or vocal studies.  These basic concepts are also the same from beginning through intermediate to advanced study.  Although the fundamental concepts are the same, the level of skill and performance abilities will increase over time.  Even though the progress to more advanced study occurs, attention to the fundamental skills and practices of the art form are found at every level.

Theatre

Theatre/Drama DESK Standards 

  • See SKILLS Guide bullets for more detailed information.
Theatre7-8Foundations.pdf

TheatreFoundations1.pdf

TheatreFoundations2.pdf

TheatreFoundations3.pdf

STATEMENT

The development of proficiency in any art form requires a steady sequential study and development of skills.  The basic concepts and skills of dramatic studies are the same from beginning through intermediate to advanced study.  Although the fundamental concepts are the same, the level of skill and performance abilities will increase over time.  Even though the progress to more advanced study occurs, attention to the fundamental skills and practices of the art form are found at every level.

Visual Art

Visual Art DESK documents listed below. 

See SKILLS GUIDES  below for specifics on skills needed in each specific art class.

VisualArtDESK7-8Grade.pdf

VisualArtDESKARTLevel1.pdf

VisualArtDESKLevel2.pdf

VisualArtDESKLevel3.pdf

STATEMENT

The development of proficiency in any art form requires a steady sequential study and development of skills.  The basic concepts of any type of Art are the same from beginning through intermediate to advanced study.  Although the fundamental concepts are the same, the level of skill and performance abilities in the various forms of 2-D and 3-D Art will increase over time.  Even though the progress to more advanced study occurs, attention to the fundamental skills and practices of the art form are found at every level.

Visual Art SKILLS Guides

Professional Development

Additional Opportunities

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Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art. 

Constantine Stanislovski
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Fine Arts Contact Information

Andra Thorne
Fine Arts Specialist
 

(801) 402-5104
Athorne@DSDMAIL.NET 

Amy Lueckler
Administrative Assistant
 

(801) 402-5131
ALUECKLER@DSDMAIL.NET