Highland City
Group Guitar Lessons    
Ages 10+ (Adults welcome too)

Starts Tuesday Jan 3rd- 6 week sessions (50 min classes)-
$75/per student each session ($5 off if more than one family member participates)
Beginning Classes taught by Kelly Gummow,

Intermediate Classes taught by Cayden Ottley

Beginning #1 – (Beginning basics: proper position, tuning, chords, chord changes, basic tab, rhythms, strumming patterns, and fun/contemporary songs)

Beginning #2 – (More strumming/chords, introductory fingerpicking, notes on the first three strings, and more great songs)

Beginning #3 – (Accompaniment skills, introduces some classical style, more advanced note reading & tablature and songs!)

Intermediate # 1 – (Improvisation skills, pentatonic scales, advanced rhythms, chord progressions) building blocks for electric guitar skills

Intermediate #2 – (Continuation of skills in Intermediate #1)


Tuesdays at the Highland Community Center
$75 per session (5378 W 10400 N, Highland, UT 84003)

Session 1 – (Tuesday Jan 3 through Feb 7)

            3:30-4:30 – Beginning #2,   Intermediate #2

            4:30-5:30 – Beginning #1,   Intermediate #1

Session 2 – (Feb 21 through March 28)

            3:30-4:30 – Beginning #3, Intermediate

            4:30-5:30 – Beginning #2, Intermediate




January Events at the Community Center


Hamlet will be the undertaking of the Youth Shakespeare Workshop in 2017.  This project is perfect for all youth age 12-18 that love Shakespeare.  Rehearsals will be at the Community Center on Wednesdays 4-6pm during January-March with the final shows on Friday, March 24 and Monday, March 27.  Come audition with any Shakespeare monologue at 4pm on Wednesday, January 4.  Tuition for all three months is $45.  Please email Ellen Burns at bddgeorge@hotmail.com with any questions.


Utah Valley Chamber Orchestra will will starting up in January.  Please check the web highlandcityarts.org for details

Auditions for our Spring Play, Charlie Brown on January 6 from 7-10 pm at the Community Center.   This will be a wonderful family experience, so put the dates on your calendar and plan to attend the play on March 9-11 and March 13.

Arts Classes:

Kids Art Camp on January 9 at 3 pm at the Community Center.  Registration is $10.  Art Camp will occur every first Monday of the month until May.

Kids Art Class on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mondays of every month.  $10 Registration.  

Adult Watercolor Class on Monday Mornings at 10 am until noon.  Registration is $12 a week.  Sharon Cannon is the teacher for this class.  Sharon is an experiences watercolor artist and excellent teacher.  

Friends of Art Group will meet on the 2nd and 3rd Weds of every month at 11 am at the Community Center.  On January 11, we will have a special guest artist, Sharon Cannon, who will share some of her art and experience with us.  We know this will be a wonderful presentation and invite anyone interested to attend.

Chime Choir will resume on January 9 at 3:30 pm at the Community Center.  The director of this class is Paige Ericksen.  Please check out the website for further details.

Childrens Choir will resume in January.  Please check out the dates and times on our website.  KeriLynn Lenhardt is the director of this choir, and can I just add that we have an amazing Childrens Choir that we can be mighty proud of in Highland!

Highland Choral Group will meet on Tuesday evenings at 8 pm.  Kathy Jolly is the director of this choir.  They recently performed with the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra.  It was definitely a WOW!

Any question, please feel free to check our website highlandcityarts.org or call Shauna 801-756-9614



Utah Valley Chamber Players

Enrollment deadline: December 15th for Winter Session.

Young string players (age 10-18) are grouped into small string ensembles

according to age and ability.

Learn fabulous music guided by experienced coaches.

Rehearsals will be Saturday mornings at the Highland Community Center.

Final concert will be held on March 11.

Tuition for the Winter Session is $85.

Please email Ellen Burns at bddgeorge@hotmail.com for more information.



Do you ever feel like you’re nothing special?

Do you have days when it feels like somebody just ripped the football out from underneath you?

If so, we want you to join us in the play

“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.”

Auditions are being held at the Highland City Community Center on Friday January 6th from 7 to 10 p.m. for all actors 18 and older.

Come prepared with a 60-second comedic monologue and‎ a 16-bar upbeat broadway song. ‎ Also, be prepared for a little improvisation.

Headshots and resumes are great if you have them but are not required.

An accompanist will be provided or feel free to bring your cassette player or miniature piano if that’s how you roll.

‎Questions? Contact Kathy at kathycastleton@gmail.com




Sharon Cannon’s Watercolor Class

Started on  Monday, September 12.  This class is an ongoing watercolor class and different techniques will be taught each Monday.  Cost $12 a class.  10 am to Noon.  The first class Sharon will teach how to paint wonderful watercolor skies.  For a complete list, please check the website at highlandcityarts.org or call Shauna with questions or to register  801-756-9614

Supply List

Board to back your paper

Pencil and Eraser, sketch book or notebook

water container

Good paper, good watercolors, brushes of your choice

Bring your supplies and learn a new technique each Monday.  We will not complete a painting but we will practice skills which will start students on their way to a painting.  This is an idea of what we will be doing which may or may not be in this order, according to demand.

Desert skies, cloudy skies, autumn trees, aspen trees, pine and evergreen trees, negative space, texture and value on rocks, water in a quiet river, water reflections, waterfall and rocks, perspective on barns, old roads and foliage, old cottage, foreground plants, basic portrait, ocean waves.





Will be the undertaking of the Youth Shakespeare Workshop in 2017.

This project is perfect for all youth age 12-18 that love Shakespeare.

Rehearsals will be at the Community Center on Wednesdays 4-6pm during

January-March with the final shows  on March 24 and 25.

Come audition with any Shakespeare monologue at 4pm on

Wednesday, January 4.  Tuition for all three months is $45.

Please email Ellen Burns at bddgeorge@hotmail.com with any questions.



Fall Art Classes

Register Now !


Adult Painting Day at the Community Center.  Wednesdays at 10 am to 2 pm.  Starting in January we will change to Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays.  You can bring your own project (any medium) and we just paint together and enjoy each other’s company.  It is a great way to learn and get the input of other artists along the way.  It is a casual painting day and you can come and go as you are able.   Hope to see you there.  Call Dawn at 801-928-3932 with questions:



Friends of Art Group will be meeting on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of every month.  The 2nd Wednesday will be a guest artist and the 3rdWednesday will be a project day, where you can bring your own project to work on and potluck lunch.  Call Corene Bennett with questions or to register in advance.  Everyone welcome.


Kids Art Classes:

1st Monday of every month is Art Club.  Ages 8-14.  We will do an art project or two every month that will teach the fundamentals of art.  Linda Littlefield will be teaching this class.  To register call Shauna 801-756-9614  This class will be at the Community Center downstairs.


2nd, 3rd, 4th Mondays will be a basic art class for kids.  Time to 3-4pm.  Registration is $10 a week and covers all supplies.  To register call Shauna 801-756-9614  Community Center Downstairs.





We are now filling spots for our 2016 Fall/Winter Highland Teen Chime
Choir.  Spots are limited, so we will fill our group in the order that
calls or emails are received.

Come RING with us.  Chime choir is open to kids 12-16.  Previous piano
lessons or music experience are helpful, but not required.

To reserve your spot, call Paige at 801-830-0927, or email

Hand chimes are laid out like piano keys, with each person responsible
for just the few notes in front of them. Hand chimesoffer a unique
opportunity to learn music and teamwork together. While each ringer has
only certain assigned notes, he or she must learn to depend on, and be
dependable to those who ring all the other notes! Students learn to feel
rhythm, timing, watching a director, sensing movement and listening
carefully. There is no instrument to rent or buy, and no outside
practicing required, since the chimes cannot come home with the
students. Every ringer is vitally important. Students must commit to
being at rehearsals and performances on time.

We will rehearse at the Highland City Arts Building,
Mondays 3:30-4:30, starting August 29.

There is an *$**80****participation****fee****per****semester, ($70 for
each additional sibling) plus a $15 registration fee due at the time of







We are pleased to announce the formation of a new Highland community choir, Highland Choral Arts. We have been fortunate to enlist the talents of Cathy Jolley, a renowned conductor.  This will be a yearlong choir with performances in the spring and Christmas season, with adjournment over the summer months.


Practices will be held at the Highland Community Center (old city office building, 5378 W 10400 N, Highland, UT 84003) Tuesdays from 8-9:30 pm.  A brief voice check will be done with each member to determine range, choir suitability, and section assignment.  You will NOT need to come with a prepared piece.


This will be a non-profit choir with yearly dues of $100 to offset music, venue rental, accompaniment, and conducting costs.  We anticipate a choir of up to 80 members.


Our first practice will be March 1 at 8 pm with voice checks starting at 6:30 pm. Please sign-up for a voice-check time at this link.


For further details or questions, please contact one of the following committee members:


Michael Jemmett        801-664-6063

Annalise Eccles          801-358-1707

Kristi Chase                801-420-0176

Linda Jemmett           801-953-5381



Painting Day at the Community Center

Monthly, second and third Wednesdays starting Jan 12th, at  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

We will paint together and visit.  Bring any project you want to work on.

Questions call Shauna at 801-756-9614 or Dawn Miller at 281-795-1021



Friends of Art


We are always looking for new members and you can contact Corene Bennett at 801-768 9643 for further information or to register.

MEETINGS, 2016 — Twice Monthly
Starting September 14, 2016  @ 11 am
Guest Artist, 10:45–1 pm (Come early so we can start at 11).  Workshop, 11–2pm:  choose your project & potluck lunch.  Also considering Museum tours.              
Membership Policy:  $25 a year, September through May OR $5 a month OR $3 a meeting(visitors: first visit is free, then pay a membership fee)


Questions:  Call Corene Bennett 801-768-9643 or Jo Sudweeks 801-756-9717 

Art Council Chairman of the Board — Shauna Larson 801-756-9614 or highlandcityarts@gmail.com



Also, we are displaying art from local artists in the lobby of the Highland City Hall.  Please stop and see the great talent we have right here in our own community.