I was born and raised in Wellington, the heart of rural Utah near Price. I started piano early in elementary school and continued with formal lessons for years. I've been singing all my life and was a member of choirs all through junior high and high school. When I reached college I had the opportunity to perform with the Utah State University Chamber Singers for 4 years. During that time we produced two studio albums (Devotion and Aggie Songs) and performed across Utah as well as with the Dallas Symphony Chorus in Texas and at the Beijing International Collegiate Choral Festival in China in 2012.
During the 2015 holiday season, I was privileged to be part of the Heritage Singers at Christmastime for This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, after which we were able to record our first ever album for the group which will be available later this year.
I have been a part of many musical theatre productions ranging from community theatre to professional level productions. I've had roles onstage as well as backstage including time as stage manager, orchestra member and music director giving me a wide level of ability and experience with all genres of music.
I received my Bachelor of Music from USU in 2014 in Music Education and taught choir at Sand Ridge Jr. High in Roy, Utah, working mainly with 7th - 9th grade students for two years. We performed classical art songs along with spirituals, folk songs, Broadway, jazz and much more. Currently I am a graduate student studying choral conducting at the University of Kansas.
I have had experience in private music instruction, voice and piano, with students ranging in age from elementary school to college with great success.
As of now I have been singing for 15 years and playing piano for 19 years and thoroughly enjoy sharing my expertise with others and helping them find joy and excitement in music and succeed as independent performers!