Collegiate Singers

Randall Kempton

(208) 496-4963

kemptonr@byui.edu

Dr. Randall Kempton, (M.M. Brigham Young University, D.M.A. Arizona State University) came to Brigham Young University-Idaho in 1999 and currently serves as Director of Choral Activities and conductor of the Collegiate Singers. He has taught private voice, diction, conducting, arranging, and choral methods courses, and has directed the University Choir, Men's Choir, and Women's Choir.Prior to his arrival in Rexburg, he conducted ensembles at Arizona State University, BYU (Provo), Utah Valley University, and the Meridian School in Provo, Utah.His experience includes work as a pianist, vocal coach, and vocalist in classical, jazz, barbershop, and musical theater settings. He studied conducting and arranging with Mack Wilberg, Ronald Staheli, and David Stocker.



Dance Alliance

Gary Larsen

(208) 496-4858

larseng@byui.edu

Shawn Fisher

(208) 496-4857

fishers@byui.edu

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Sacred Music Tour Series

Dallin Hansen

Phone: (208) 496-4971
E-mail: hansend@byui.edu


Dr. Dallin Hansen holds a DMA degree in violin performance from Arizona State University, studying with Dr. Katherine McLin. His doctoral work included studies with Arnold Steinhardt and Ida Kavafian in master class settings and chamber music with Mark Steinberg. Dr. Hansen also earned a M.M. degree in Orchestral Conducting, studying with Kory Katseanes, and a B.M. degree in Music Education, both from Brigham Young University. Principal teachers include Katherine McLin, Gerald Elias, Donna Fairbanks, and LaMar Barrus. Dr. Hansen has performed as a solo artist throughout Utah, Idaho and Arizona. His orchestral and chamber music experience includes performance tours of Europe and Russia with the BYU Chamber Orchestra, performances with the Utah Symphony, and first violinist of the ASU Chamber Players (ASU's top mixed chamber ensemble). Dr. Hansen directs the string pedagogy program, teaches applied violin, and performs with the Serenata Strings faculty quartet at BYU-Idaho.



Sinfonietta

Robert Tueller

(208) 496-4975

tuellerr@byui.edu

Dr. Tueller directs cello studies at BYU-Idaho and conducts the Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Ensemble and Sinfonietta. He holds a B.M. degree in violoncello performance from Utah State University and a doctor of musical Arts degree in early music performance from the University of Southern California. While at USC, he directed the early music ensemble, Collegium Musicum. He previously served as director of orchestral activities at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and the University of Montana - Missoula. Active as a professional conductor and cellist in southern California, Dr. Tueller served as assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra and played principal cello with the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra.

Dallin Hansen

(208) 496-4971

hansend@byui.edu

Dr. Dallin Hansen holds a DMA degree in violin performance from Arizona State University, studying with Dr. Katherine McLin. His doctoral work included studies with Arnold Steinhardt and Ida Kavafian in master class settings and chamber music with Mark Steinberg. Dr. Hansen also earned a M.M. degree in Orchestral Conducting, studying with Kory Katseanes, and a B.M. degree in Music Education, both from Brigham Young University. Principal teachers include Katherine McLin, Gerald Elias, Donna Fairbanks, and LaMar Barrus. Dr. Hansen has performed as a solo artist throughout Utah, Idaho and Arizona. His orchestral and chamber music experience includes performance tours of Europe and Russia with the BYU Chamber Orchestra, performances with the Utah Symphony, and first violinist of the ASU Chamber Players (ASU's top mixed chamber ensemble). Dr. Hansen directs the string pedagogy program, teaches applied violin, and performs with the Serenata Strings faculty quartet at BYU-Idaho.


Sound Alliance

Mark Watkins

(208) 496-4976

watkinsm@byui.edu

Dr. Mark Watkins, who is the director of Sound Alliance, received his Baccalaureate from Brigham Young University and His Master's and Doctorate degree in five woodwind instruments from Indiana University's School of Music with secondary areas in music history and jazz studies. He has been a member of several professional ensembles including the ER Big Band, The Jazz Arts Group Big Band, The Hard-Bop Saxophone Quartet, and Swingset and has participated in numerous CD recording projects. Dr. Watkins has been an associate instructor at Indiana University, an instructor at Brigham

Young University, an assistant professor of music at North Dakota State University, and is currently director of jazz studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Symphony Band

Diane Soelberg

(208) 496-4973

soelbergd@byui.edu

Diane Soelberg received a bachelor of music degree from the University of Utah, a bachelor of science in music therapy from Utah State University, and a master of music education from Brigham Young University. Miss Soelberg’s extensive teaching experience includes fourteen years teaching high school band and orchestra in Utah prior to her appointment at BYU-Idaho in 2003. She is the recipient of several music educator awards and has served the music community extensively in various leadership positions, including the board of the Utah Music Educators Association as band vice president and as the Utah All-State Band Chair.



Vocal Union

Nori Brower

(208) 496-4951

browern@byui.edu

Mrs. Brower received a bachelor of music education in choral and general music from Utah State University, and a bachelor or Spanish education from BYU-Idaho. In addition to Vocal Union, Mrs. Brower teaches music theory, aural skills, and keyboard harmony. She previously taught in the publlic school system in Wyoming and Utah and has been an active participant in amateur and professional theatre.