Chorale Choir (Grades Ages 8-11)
Intermediate level choir.
Chorale Choir Director: Heather Williams, Shayla Seegmiller
Mondays 4:15 - 6:00 PM, USU Fine Arts Center Room 220
Director may choose to move students from Chorale to Cantate as the season starts and voices are heard. If a students is moved parents will be notified.
This includes a block of Orff teaching and improvisation time, which incorporates instruments, solfege, and movement.
Heather Williams is a life-long singer and lover of music. She began singing with her grandfather as soon as she could stand next to him on a stage. In a cosmic "full-circle" way, her love for performing grew while participating in "The Music Company," a children's choir directed by a young Claudia Bigler. She went on to study vocal performance/pedagogy at both BYU and USU; eventually obtaining a Bachelor of Science from USU with a double major in Family and Human Development, and a music minor.
Heather has taught private vocal student in for 28 years. She owned and operated a successful children's performing choir in Orem, and subsequently in Brigham City for 12 years. She has taught children from the age 3 to 53, and loves teaching all ages. She has been a preschool teacher specializing in music, a music consultant for elementary schools, and a co-director of TaVaci Trios and Teen Groups. Most recently, she was employed by Box Elder Middle School as a choir director, and assisted as a long term substitute for the US Women's Choir. She loves sharing her love of singing with her four musical children, and her music-loving (and very supportive) husband.