Children's Music

Hilltop Children's Choir

The Hilltop Children’s Choir is for children in grades 2-5. Not only do the children learn to sing beautiful songs they are also exposed to musical literacy. Weekly rehearsals include musical funamentals toward developing the skill of reading music and excellance in choral singing. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm starting September 19,2017 and running until May 22, 2018 in the Children's Choir room at Hilltop United Methodist Church.

If you have any questions please email Michele Starcher at

To Register for Children's Choir click  here.




*Increased awareness of music literacy


*Experience the joy of singing


*Prepare for leadership in worship



Participation in performances is part of the choral learning experience. Dates and times will be given in advance; it is expected that children will participate in scheduled choral activities.

*Hilltop Children’s Choir will participate in worship services at Hilltop United Methodist Church every four to six weeks.

*Hilltop Children's Choir will participate in the Chancel Choir Christmas Concert Sunday, December 10, 2017 

*Hilltop Children’s Choir will participate in the Music & Arts Ministry Concert Sunday February 25, 2018 6:00pm



The children’s choir is based on two teaching music educational philosophies.

Zoltán Kodály was a composer and music educator from Hungary. He believed strongly that music should be for all children. He with colleagues developed a method of using folk songs to teach music literacy leading to the music of master composers. Using the child’s own instrument, the voice as the vehicle of musical development and masterful musicianship. He defines the characteristics of a good musician to be: a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand.

Carl Orff was a composer and music educator from Germany. He too had a strong desire for children to learn music and sought to utilize the most natural response children have to music. This method utilizes movement and creative expression and music making using instruments specifically designed for children; glockenspiel, xylophone and metallopones as well as other percussion instruments.

It is our hope to encourage a love for singing and music while using a sequence of musicial literacy instruction. We will strive to foster musicianship in the students who participate in the program. Recognizing that music is from God, we will foster and develop the vision of God’s church being a place of community where the body of Christ seeks to belong, believe, and become.


Children's Music Director, Michele Starcher

Michele is a Lower School Music Specialist at the Waterford School in Sandy, Utah. She holds a Masters of Music Education degree from Capital University and a Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree from the Ohio State University. She also holds Kodály Certification from Capital University and one year training in Orff-Schulwerk methodology from Miami University.


Other Music Opportunities for Children

Music And Arts Camp

Who: Children going into grades 1-6

What: A one week camp of Art and Musical experiences taught by professional artists and teachers. Campers are exposed to the Arts in a varitey of ways; through singing, instruments, movement and visual arts. Camp includes lunch.

When: July 16-20, 2018

Where: Hilltop United Methodis Church

Volunteers Needed!

Parent volunteers are needed to help with camp and choir. No musical experience necessary just a love for children. Please email Michele at the address below if you would be willing to volunteer.


If you have any questions please email Michele at

Or call 801.571.5777 x9

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