Meet The Artists
Tenor, Baritone, Conductor, Piano
Clifford W. King
Clifford W. King is an award-winning Salt Lake City-based composer, teacher and singer. He has sung with numerous prize-winning choral ensembles including the Salt Lake Vocal Artists (Brady Allred, cond.) on several international tours including as a featured soloist on a tour to the 9th World Choral Symposium in Puerto Madryn, Argentina, prize-winning performances at the Guido D’Arezzo International Choral Competition in the small-group category, 1st IFCM World Choral Expo in Macau, China, the Karuizawa International Choral Festival in Japan, and the 50 Tolosako Abesbatza Lehiaketa in Tolosa, Spain. He has worked with many world-renowned conductors such as André Thomas, Edith Copely, Helmuth Rilling, Simon Rattle and Dale Warland. Clifford was the primary soloist for the University of Utah New Music ensemble where he performed the works of Berg, Wernick and Karchin. Cliff works regularly as a studio musician recording various movie, TV, and video game soundtracks. He has also performed with Ballet West, Andrea Bocelli, Hans Zimmer Live and the Eagles as well as provided backup vocals for Kurt Bestor, T-Minus 5 and others. His music is published by Carus-Verlag and Hinshaw Music. Cliff loves slightly out-of-tune pianos, bighorn sheep, and rooibos tea.
Find a full list of Cliff's performance and recording experience here.
Soprano, Alto, Conductor
Kiersten Honaker received her undergraduate degree in English from Brigham Young University and her MA in English Literature and Writing from Utah State University. After spending a few years as an undergraduate English teacher and an editor, she returned to school at the University of Utah where she completed a degree in Vocal Music Education and was mentored in conducting by Brady Allred. A classically trained soprano, Kiersten has performed as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and several Bach cantatas, and twice placed first in her division at the National Association for Teachers of Singing competition. As a member of the University of Utah Singers and Salt Lake Vocal Artists, Kiersten toured extensively and won choral competitions in Marktoberdorf, Germany; Tolosa, Spain; and Arezzo, Italy. She is a member of the professional choir Brevitas and the early music ensemble Sound of Ages, and is a regularly contracted studio singer where she records soundtracks for film, television, and video games. Kiersten has taught middle school choir and musical theater, elementary music, and high school choir and voice, has served as Music Director of a Methodist church, and conducted the Young Choral Artists children’s choir and the Salt Lake Choral Artists Women's Choir. She also assistant conducted the Utah Baroque Ensemble, with whom she toured to Germany. She has completed conducting master classes with international conductors Volker Hempfling, Hermia Schlichtmann, and Jonathan Velasco and earned her DMA in choral conducting from Boston University, where she studied with Ann Howard Jones.
Jenny McKay is a multi-passionate artist based in SLC. Her love for choral music began as a child participating in the Salt Lake Children’s Choir and flourished at BYU where she performed in Women’s Chorus, Concert Choir, and BYU Singers. Since then she has performed with Brevitas, Lux Singers, and Sound of Ages. Jenny recently directed music at Hale Center Theatre Orem, Sandy Arts Guild, and Hart Theater Company. Performing credits include: The Wild Party (Dolores) with Hart Theater Company, Christmas Carol(Octet) with Hale Center Theatre Sandy, Little Women (Marmee) with Murray Arts in the Park. Jenny has also performed with Des Moines Metro Opera, the Aspen Opera Center, and Trentino Music Festival. Jenny holds a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from BYU and a Master’s in Vocal Performance from Rice University. When she isn’t busy recording, performing, or directing, she works as a vocal coach and life coach for singers. She loves to kayak in the summer, binge tv in the winter, and cuddle her cat all year long.
Olivia Gledhill grew up surrounded by music, watching her mother produce albums, teach lessons, and regularly perform. She’s been recording since she was 6, and loves the thrill of singing a new score. She has a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance, as well as Music Education and Choral Conducting degrees. Olivia was in Cadence Chamber Choir, Advanced Women’s Chorus, Opera Workshop, Commercial Music Ensemble, and A’Cappella Choir while at Snow College pursuing her degrees. She acted as student conductor her final 3 semesters at Snow. She has taught music since 2012, by way of private lessons, group lessons, and as a public school educator. She is currently Soprano Section Leader for Cantorum Chamber Choir, winning many awards, and most recently including the Sir Karl Jenkins Trophy: International Choral Festival in Cardiff, Wales 2022. Olivia sings in studio settings frequently for film, music, video games, and more, and contracts singers for gigs regularly. She’s performed with Ballet West, Josh Groban, Gentri, David Archuletta, Kansas, Nathan Pacheco, Hans Zimmer, Video Games Live, Kurt Bestor, Lexi Walker, and more. When she isn’t doing something music related, you can find her with her family & friends, learning something new, teaching cooking classes, on Marco Polo, or working as an administrative assistant.
DJ Jones is a award-winning bass/baritone originally from the Big Sky state, Montana. He has always had a deep love of music and especially choral singing. He got degrees in classical voice and music education from Montana State University where he was a multiple-time winner of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) award for the state of Montana. He also sang many seasons with the Bozeman Opera and was a featured soloist with a variety of groups. Since moving to Utah DJ has enjoyed singing with world class talent in groups such as the Salt Lake Vocal Artists, Utah Chamber Artists, Brevitas, and many other small groups. DJ was bass soloist in Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man and Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah. In his every day life DJ sells real estate along the Wasatch Front, plays beach volleyball with his wife, and hangs out with his two toy goldendoodles
Annalise Ford is a lifelong choir nerd from Atlanta, Georgia. She’s been an avid choir tour fiend since touring with the Atlanta Young Singers of Callenwolde (now Atlanta Young Singers) in Australia and New Zealand. She was actively involved with the choral ensembles at Agnes Scott College and sang with the Emory University Singers under Eric Nelson. Annalise also sang with the a cappella group, Luchsingers. Since moving to Salt Lake City, she has performed in several international tours with the Salt Lake Vocal Artists under the direction of Brady Allred, including as a featured soloist at the 11th World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona, Spain, the 50 Tolosako Abesbatza Lehiaketa in Tolosa, Spain, and the 2015 Internationale Chorbiennale in Aachen, Germany. She has also contributed to several solo and choral recording projects in Salt Lake where she works as a professional freelance choir singer. Her free time is usually spent snuggling her lurcher and polydactyl cat, cooking for friends, or exploring the beautiful state of Utah.
Ricky's eclectic musical endeavors have taken him from a cappella groups (BYU Vocal Point, 2006 ICCA champions) to opera (Lyrical Opera Theater & Utah Opera Chorus) to early music (5 seasons with Utopia Early Music Ensemble) to musical theater. He has performed at Pioneer Theater Company (Olin Britt in The Music Man), Hale Center Theater in both Sandy (Smudge in Forever Plaid) and Orem (Javert in Les Miserables), and Centerpoint Legacy Theater (Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, and Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel). He has also been a section leader and soloist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for many years.
Rachel Lynn Brown
Rachel was born and raised in Utah and has been involved in the local choral community for many years. She has ad the great privilege to sing with renowned choral ensembles Cantorum Chamber Choir, Brevitas, Sound of Ages, Lux Singers, and Da Pacem. Rachel is a professional studio session singer and has also sung in recording projects for Tuacahn Amphitheater and Hale Center Theater Orem. As an experienced choral musician working as a Speech Language Pathologist, she is thrilled to be involved in the world of music whenever those opportunities present themselves.
Kelly Nelson received her Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Neuroscience at East Carolina University where she sang with the ECU Chamber Singers (Daniel Bara, conductor). Kelly has since sung with the University of Utah Singers and Salt Lake Vocal Artists, both under the direction of Brady Allred. She also sings with Brevitas (Matthew D. Nelson), and Sound of Ages (Kameron Kavanaugh).
As a choral singer, Kelly has toured around the world and won competitions in Marktoberdorf, Germany; Tolosa, Spain and Arezzo, Italy. She has performed at 10 ACDA conventions, two World Choral Symposiums, and the 1st IFCM World Choral Expo in Macau, China. Kelly is a regularly contracted studio singer for film, television, and video game soundtracks. As a local freelance singer, Kelly has provided backup vocals for Kurt Bestor, Gentri, The Eagles, and Ballet West, and regularly sings with local churches. She has worked with world-renowned conductors Edith Copely, Paul Salamunovich, Anton Armstrong, John Nelson, and Helmuth Rilling.
Kelly is an experienced videographer and regularly records video and audio and handles all post-production for choirs, serving as the lead audio editor and producer for over 20 choral albums and on two major YouTube channels. Outside of music, Kelly is a wife and mother, professional scientist, dog trainer/handler, travel buff, bookworm, computer nerd, autism advocate, and online influencer and enjoys an active and outdoorsy lifestyle.
Originally from southern California, Anthony Ray is a Salt Lake City-based choral musician, genealogist, and writer. His music education began at age twelve, having studied clarinet, organ, and voice. At the prompting of his organ teacher, Mary Zimmerman, he began to take voice lessons with Alis Clausen Odenthal and joined his first choir, the Antelope Valley Master Chorale. While attending West Coast Baptist College, he started a handbell choir and performed in the college orchestra. Upon
graduation, he worked as a music educator and taught elementary through high school music classes.
Anthony has been a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Seattle-based choral ensemble Chorosynthesis, Street Symphony Chorus, Sound of Ages, and staff singer at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church in Hollywood and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Westwood. He has performed with many choral ensembles including the Sunday Night Singers, Tonality, Lore, and other southern California-based groups. He has worked with esteemed conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Grant Gershon, Jenny Wong, Eric Whitacre, Maria Guinand, Alan Gilbert, Zubin Mehta, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Susana Mälkki among many others. He can be heard in the
recent recordings of music by Scott Perkins, Eric Whitacre, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and the Grammy Award winning recording of Mahler's 8th Symphony with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His voice has been described as particularly suited for early music and baroque styles. His current on- going project, P7, is to record Gregorian chant in parking structures, highlighting the juxtaposition of sacred and mundane.
In addition to his musical interests and pursuits, Anthony is also an avid genealogist and historian, specializing in California, Southwest, and Mexican research. He is writer and dabbles in
architectural photography. He also enjoys the study and practice of the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. He holds a Bachelor of Religious Education from West Coast Baptist College and a Bachelor of Arts in music California State University Los Angeles.
Claire started singing when she first started speaking and hasn't stopped since. She is a Utah native who started performing at a young age; first ballet, then choir and musical theater.
She earned a Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance from Utah State University in 2012. She was part of the USU Opera Company for four years, her favorite productions include Die Zauberflöte, Martha, and La Rondine. She was a founding member fo the Antics Comedy Improv in Logan, UT and taught improv and musical improv workshops for the USU Improv Club. She served on the board of directors for the Santa Cruz Shoestring Players in Southern Arizona from 2015-2018 and taught musical theater for children at the Green Valley Performing Arts Center Summer Camp.
Claire has sung with the USU Singers, USU Chorale, The Torrance Civic Chorale, and the Salt Lake Vocal Artists. These days you can find her performing at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre, singing with RMCC, and noodling with a guitar on her Patreon.
Tenor, Baritone, Solo
Adam Griffiths is a performer, educator, composer, and music director. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance, both from the University of Utah, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Pedagogy at Shenandoah University. As a choral singer, he has participated in several international tours, including to Eastern Europe, Israel, and Spain. As a stage performer, some of his favorite roles include Anatoly Sergievsky in Chess, King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Bob Cratchit
in the world premiere opera A Christmas Carol, and the title role in Bernstein’s Candide. He has soloed in many large choral works including Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living, Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass, and the premiere of Neely Bruce’s oratorio Circular 14: The Apotheosis of Aristides. Other performing highlights include winning the U of U Concerto Competition, performing in six productions with the Ohio Light Opera company, and winning the inaugural Toian-Bowser Alexander award at the American Traditions Vocal Competition. Adam currently works as Music Director at the Bethany United Methodist Church in Purcellville, Virginia. In his spare time, he can be found playing videos games, distance running, and taking Disney vacations with his wife, Wendi.
Soprano, Mezzo, Solo
Tammy Simister Robinson
Tammy Simister Robinson received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in 1984, taught in public schools, then opened a private voice and piano studio at home and has enjoyed mentoring students of all ages for over 35 years.
Since 1986 Tammy has been an active studio vocalist, both as a featured soloist and background singer on hundreds of recordings --mainly for a variety of album projects, but also for karaoke demos, library music, and radio ads. She is a published songwriter and recording artist. Her three solo albums: Diff'rent,
The Color of Hope, and In Thy Hands, earned four Faith-Centered Music Association (FCMA) Pearl Awards, including, Outstanding Female Recording Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Inspirational Album of the Year, and Sacred Album of the Year. She wrote and arranged music and vocals for the female quartet, One Clear Voice, whose two albums, One Clear Voice and Go Without Knowing received four additional FCMA Pearl Awards and honors from the LDS Booksellers Association.
From 2012-2017 she was a member of the Adjunct Voice Faculty at Snow College in Ephraim, UT, and sang with the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square from 2015-2023. As a member of the Tabernacle Choir she participated in concerts and weekly Sunday morning broadcasts of Music & the Spoken Word and felt privileged to tour and share inspired music in six countries, performing in some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world, including Berlin's Philharmonie; Vienna's Musikverein; Belgium's Bozar Center for the Arts; Nuremburg's Meistersingerhalle; Frankfurt's Jahrhunderthalle; Zurich's Hallenstadion; and Rotterdam's De Doelen.
In addition to her public solo performances she has participated in a wide array of concerts and other appearances, including singing in a four-voice vocal jazz quartet with bass-player/composer Lars Yorgason's Jazz by Four; Michael McLean's Forgotten Carols, as Sarah (10th Anniversary tour); singing backups for Josh Groban in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas; and twice providing choral backups for Hans Zimmer in Salt Lake City.
Soprano, Piano, Cello
Ivy Buck Andreason
Ivy Andreaen is a music teacher in Brigham City, where she specializes in piano, cello, voice, and PianoTeams. A former Miss Brigham City "Peach Queen," Ivy received her BA in Piano Pedagogy from Weber State University where she studied with Ralph Vanderbeek, Diana Page, and Yu-Jane Yang. She loves teaching students how to love music! She was awarded UMTA Student Teacher of the Year in 2007, Music Teacher National Association STAR Studio Teacher Fellowship award in 2009 and Brigham City Chamber of Commerce Home Based Business of the Year 2016. She loves learning and has big plans of going back to school for another degree or two. If she isn't teaching, you'll find her lifting weights at the gym, water-skiing, or spending time with her 4 kids.
Jeffrey Scott Stevens
Jeffrey Scott Stevens was born in Salt Lake City but raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming and Ogden, Utah. Jeffrey has been employed professionally as an actor since age 15. Jeffrey was heavily involved in choir and drama in Jr. High and Bonneville High School in Ogden, Utah. Jeffrey received his Equity Card through TheatrworksUSA in 2006 when he joined the cast of PAUL REVERE after graduating from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree.
NY/Regional Credits: THE CHRISTMAS ROSE (starring Jane Seymour) at Carnegie Hall, FUNNY GIRL at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida, Jinx in FOREVER PLAID at Theatre By the Sea in Rhode Island, Al/Don in A CHORUS LINE at STAGES, St. Louis, Patsy in SPAMALOT (starring Charles Shaughnessy and Rachel York) at the Ogunquit Playhous in Maine, Seymour in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Frank in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, Ambrose in THE BALLAD OF CAT BALLOU at the Jackson Hole Playhouse in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (director/choreographer/lighting designer), Ensemble Roles in: SUNSET BOULEVARD, ANNIE, MISS SAIGON, and A CHORUS LINE at Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City, Utah, HELLO DOLLY at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, in Hilton Head.
Jeffrey has appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a Jazz Singer to give Bill O'Reilly a grand introduction! The episode aired in late September of 2010. Film Credits include: STAR CHILD, ESTHER AND THE KING, DANIEL AND THE LIONS DEN, and SAMUEL THE LAMANITE!
Eric Bloomquist is excited to sing with the Rocky Mountain Chamber Choir Virtual Singers! Originally from Nebraska, he earned an undergraduate degree in Music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he sang with University Singers directed by Peter Eklund. He also sang with the Red Singers and the nationally-ranked a cappella group "Bathtub Dogs." Eric and his wife moved to Salt Lake in 2014, where Eric has been fortunate to perform and tour with Brady Allred and the Salt Lake Vocal Artists to the1st IFCM World Choral Expo in Macau, China and their tour of Catalonia Spain performing at the 11th IFCM World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona. Eric leads worship at his church and is a professional contract singer with LA East Studios, HUGE Sound Studios, Ballet West, and more. Fun fact: Eric & his wife are halfway to their lifetime goal of visiting all of the US National Parks.
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