Thursday, June 6
and just finished her junior year at Mountain Crest. She’s been taking voice lessons from Debbie Ditton for 4 years, and has loved getting to find her classical voice. She is still deciding on future plans, but is considering becoming an Aggie, majoring in secondary education with a minor in vocal performance.
Andrew Johnson (placed 1st in strings) just finished his sophomore year at Mountain Crest High School. He has grown to love classical music; His love for the violin takes him to Salt Lake City every Saturday where he participates in the Utah Youth Symphony. He played with the renowned Tacoma Youth Symphony in Washington for four years. Andrew enjoys performing at weddings, social gatherings, church and in care centers. Andrew loves playing tennis and just completed a successful season with the Mountain Crest team where he and his doubles partner participated in the state tournament
Troy Irish (placed 2nd in brass/wind/percussion)
joined band in sixth grade. His passion for percussion has led him to an excellent scholarship at the University of Utah, where has already earned himself a spot on the drumline as snare drummer. He will begin his schooling career as a music major this fall.
Joel Fronk (placed 1st in male vocal) is the seventh of thirteen children. He has always enjoyed singing, participating in church and school choirs as well as singing with his family. Joel has performed in many stage productions and makes animated short films in his spare time. He is graduating from Mountain Crest as a Valedictorian and will be serving a mission for the LDS Church in Seoul, Korea in July.
Emily Fielding (placed 2nd in piano) just finished her junior year at Mountain Crest High School. She has been taking piano lessons for 12 years from Ginger Cannon and Nancy Jenson. Emilee played in the Northern Utah Youth Symphony for one year and enjoys playing the organ for church meetings. She likes hiking, studying history, and doing things with her friends.
Brennan Baer (placed 1st in brass/wind/percussion) just graduated from Mountain Crest High School, where he was chosen as Sterling Scholar in music. He has played the piano for twelve years, the trumpet for six years, and is currently teaching himself to play the harmonica. Brennan was section leader in the Mountain Crest Marching band,and played in the MCHS Jazz Band, the 2013 Utah All State Band, and Cache Honors Orchestra. He sings with the MCHS chamber and A Capella choirs, Brennan has accepted a call to serve in the Singapore mission for the LDS Church speaking Mandarin Chinese in August and when he returns will attend USU.
Sarah Whitney (placed 3rd in strings) just finished her sophomore year at Mountain Crest High School. Sarah began her music studies at age four on the piano and then began playing the cello in 4th grade. Currently she is the student of Patty Bartholomew. Sarah enjoys music of all kinds and has recently taken up the guitar. Her hobbies include playing the piano, singing, reading, and anything Harry Potter.
Heather Leonhardt (placed 2nd in female vocal) just graduated from Mountain Crest High School. She got serious about singing four years ago when she began taking lessons from Debbie Ditton. She has participated in many choirs, musicals and solo competitions. She especially loves performing in front of a live audience and making people feel the emotions that come with music. She is grateful to her parents and mentors who have made her music dream a reality.
Josh Musselman (placed 1st in piano) has received awards for piano competitions, including the Utah State University Piano Festival and the Young Artist Cup. He has played for the Utah Arts Festival and will this summer.Josh currently studies piano under Professors Gary Amano and Dennis Hirst at Utah State. He also enjoys singing with the American Festival Chorus. Josh hopes to study music composition at the Julliard School of Music. Josh's other interests include mountain biking, cooking, mathematics, and ballroom dancing.