Join us this summer for a week-long music & arts camp at Hilltop!

 


Music Camp Slide

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The week concludes with two performances on Friday, June 21 (12:30 and 6:30pm) of "In the Image," a 30-minute musical by Mark Burrows.


Students entering grades 4 & 5 (and any MS/HS student mentor) may audition for speaking roles in the Music & Arts musical, "In the Image." An open audition call will be held on Sunday, June 9, from 2-4pm at Hilltop UMC.

To register for the Open Audition Call on June 9, click here.




Hilltop Children's Choir

 - A weekly musical opportunity for elementary students - 


The Hilltop Children’s Choir is open to all children in grades 1-5. This free ministry introduces children to the joy of music and cultivates the gift of song in each child. Weekly rehearsals are filled with exercises and activities that benefit the musical development of children: pitch matching, ear training, note reading, and more. Percussion instruments, Orff instruments, and tone chimes are often used in our rehearsal activities. 


The Children's Choir also serves to inspire the spiritual development of children. The choir sings in worship regularly (usually one time per month), and the children learn about liturgy, hymns and sacred songs, and the foundational elements of worship. Our repertoire is diverse - incorporating global music and folk music in addition to newly-composed sacred anthems for children's voices.

 

In addition to leading worship on Sunday morning, the Children's Choir performs at Hilltop's annual concert events: the Hilltop Christmas Concert and the Music & Arts Fundraising Concert. These events are a wonderful opportunity to share our gift of music with the community.


Together, we imagine and discover how we can shine God's light and love to the world!


Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 6:15-7:00pm in the Children's Choir room at Hilltop United Methodist Church. Our season begins the first Thursday after Labor Day and concludes the Thursday following Mother's Day.

 

If you have any questions, please email Katie Houts (katie.houts@gmail.com). 


To register for Children's Choir click  here.

 

 

 

 Katie Houts

- Children's Music Director & Staff Accompanist -

Katie's experience includes 25+ years as a collaborative accompanist, performer, vocal & instrumental director, all of which have given her opportunities to study and perform a wealth of diverse music around the world. A native of the midwest, Katie worked primarily in the Minneapolis and Boston metro areas before relocating to Salt Lake City with her family in 2017. 

 

She is the Sacred Choral Editor for Choristers Guild, one of the leading publishers for develping choirs in sacred spaces. Katie oversees the publication of all new sacred anthems, collections, resource books, and musicals. Especially in her work with children, Katie aims to draw a wide circle of welcome as emerging singers discover their unique voices - both individually and collectively. 

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