This year we have some very talented singers in our school choir! Most choir students have been singing for years and love to sing. Others are brand new and are learning from our great Choir teacher Mrs. Utrera.
Mrs. Utrera has been teaching Choir for 4 years. “I did some student teaching at Orem Jr. High and Timpview High School.” said Mrs. Utrera. “I like to have them sing in different formations so they get used to hearing the sound in different areas.” This is Mrs. Utrera’s favorite method for singing and getting students ready for concerts. Her inspiration to become a Choir teacher was her High School Choir teacher. His name was Paul Larsen and he inspired her to help kids find the fun in singing.
Liz Rahmsdorf, a Master Singer in the choir says, “ I’ve been in choir since 5th grade.” Liz says she has improved in singing by vocal exercises and that helps by training her voice. She explains that it's fun at some points but it can get overwhelming. Her favorite song she sings in the Choir is called One Fine Day and it's her favorite because they did a little dance with the song. Her inspiration for choir was her cousin because she got to go choir festivals.
In the Knightengales choir have Mona Olsen. Mona has been in choir for the past 3 years. She likes choir because she has always loved to sing. Her favorite song to sing in choir in Morokei because it’s really happy to sing and upbeat. She says, “ My inspiration for choir was my grandma because she was an opera singer when she was younger.”
Next in our Men’s Choir we have Alan Ruiz. He was in choir last year and he says he hasn’t really improved because its hard memorizing words. He says that choir is fun and his favorite song in choir is called Tell My Father. He explains that it's just a good song and he likes to sing it. “My inspiration for choir is that I love to sing and it's a fun class and we have a good teacher.”
So those are the choir students! If you would like to improve your singing skills, join choir!