Connie Jo M. Hepworth-Woolston is now in London, where she is a presenter at the 1988 International Conference of Dance and the Child, being held at Froebel College through July 28. (Also appearing there are members of Utah's Children's Dance Theatre.)
One of eight dance artists invited from the United States, Hepworth-Woolston is presenting a session on "Modern Dance in Secondary Schools" - a subject she is well qualified to address, since she recently retired after teaching dance at East High School for almost three decades. A former chair of the Utah Arts Council and past president of the National Dance Association, she is well known nationally for her service to dance.Hepworth-Woolston has now incorporated "connie jo & company," a consulting firm offering services in the arts, health, education and entertainment.
* SOPRANO NANCY LEE TREU, 15, won first place in the junior solo competition at the International Choral Kathaumixw held in June in Powell River, B.C. She is a member of the Salt Lake Children's Choir, directed by Ralph Woodward Jr., which also placed in the choral competition at the festival. Nancy's parents are Tim and Sharon Treu.
* TIMMY BURTON was recently appointed chair of the Utah Museum of Fine Art's advisory board, succeeding Pat Brim. Mrs. Burton has been involved with the museum since 1970 and has been active in the volunteer program, membership development and fund raising. A graduate of the University of Utah in fine arts, she is currently president of Custom Catering Inc. She is a member of the Mary Atwater Weavers' Guild and the Utah Association of Women Business Owners.
* KATHRYN EDE, a 12-year-old pianist from Provo, was first-prize winner in the third annual International Young Artists Competition featuring Chinese Music, held in Washington, D.C., in late June.
She competed against some 55 contestants, 18 and under, from all over the United States, especially New York and Maryland, and a few from China. Contestants were required to play two compositions by Chinese composers. Her prizes included $200 cash, an appearance on Ch. 56 in Washington, and a radio interview in Baltimore that will be aired later in China. She also appeared on winners' recitals at Twin Oaks, the Chinese ambassador's home, and at the Sumner School in Washington, an official historic site. Kathryn is the daughter of Gary and Maria Ede.
* HARUKO KATAOKA, co-founder of the Suzuki piano method, is in Salt Lake City this week conducting a workshop on that method. With her is a star pupil, Seizo Azuma, who will be performing on Temple Square on Saturday. (For details, see the concert calendar.) People interested in observing the workshop should call 277-6675.