Dr. Randall Kempton
Director of Collegiate Singer
Dr Kempton 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.
For better or for worse, he also counts the barbershop quartet FRED and Victor Borge among his important influences. Randall and his wife Jen are the happy but often frazzled parents of nine children.