Bountiful Arts Center
Several years ago Heather Smith NCTM, saw a need in her community for an adequate piano recital space. As a Change Leader through the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Heather developed a project in the Bountiful, Utah. In the middle of renovation on Main Street, the Bountiful Davis Arts Center (BDAC) served as a wonderful collaborator open to providing the space for a performance stage and two Steinway Baby Grand Pianos in an effort to support music education and performances by local teachers and musicians.
To make the vision of a recital space with two baby grand pianos a reality, the project included planning with BDAC, city officials, participation by several Davis Chapter and Salt Lake Chapter teachers and their students in an 88-Hour Piano-a-thon in May 2015, dedication recitals and ribbon cutting ceremonies. Heather Smith, NCTM, states, “Leadership is a conscious choice. To be an advocate for the arts in your community, you do not need to belong to an organization or hold an official leadership position. You can make a positive and lasting impact by finding a need and filling it."