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Founder

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Kay Asay

Kay Asay founded the Utah Children's Choir in 1984, and is recognized throughout the country for her excellent work with children's choirs.  She received her B.A. and M.A. from Adams State College in Colorado.  Miss Asay studied under Dr. Doreen Rao in the Choral Music Education Institute, receiving the Artist/Teacher diploma in London, England.  She also studied at the Intermuse Academy at BYU and received Kodaly certification.   She served for thirteen years as the Utah State Children's Choir Chair for the American Choral Directors Association.  Miss Asay has been guest clinician and conductor at local festivals.  She has been nominated in "Who's Who among American Teachers" four different times.  Miss Asay also teaches flute and maintains her studio in her home in Alpine, Utah.

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Teresa Dickson

Teresa Dickson has worked with children’s choirs for 14 years and has worked with Utah Children's Choir since 2015. She loves children and music, so naturally, combining the two is a wonderful thing. She graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in choral conducting. During her time at BYU she spent several summers in Indiana at Creating Artistry receiving instruction from the conductors of the Indianapolis Children’s Choirs. Her choral experience includes singing with the BYU Women’s Chorus and Concert Choir. Her much loved and appreciated mentors include Ronald Staheli, Jean Applonie, Henry Leck, Mindy Ammons, and Patrick Tatman. In addition to serving as assistant director and vocal coach for UCC she currently serves as the assistant conductor to the Mapleton Chorale and conducts a children’s choir at Provost Elementary.

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ACCOMPANIST

Heidi Rodeback

Heidi Rodeback is a frequent accompanist and ensemble artist on the Utah Valley musical scene.  Recent choral engagements include the Utah Children's Choir and the Timpanogos Chorale.  A performer from an early age, Ms. Rodeback has concertized in Ithaca, New York; Sharon, Pennsylvania, and her native Seattle.  She holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University, where she wrote an honors theses on the work of Modeste Mussorgsky.  Subsequent university study includes the Colby College Piano Institute, where she participated in master classes with Anthony di Bonaventura.