I sing because it makes me happy. I sing because I love it. I love it so much, “flames, flames on the side of my face.” Music in general makes me happy, whether listening, dancing, or singing. In fact I’ve discovered one of the fastest ways to improve my mood is through music. All it takes is to put on some good tunes and dance around the house belting it out at the top of my lungs.
Like most things in life, I find that you get the most out of things when you are an active participant instead of just an observer. That’s probably why my favorite music is music I can sing along to. But to sing, really sing, with other amazing people who can also really sing, now that’s something truly special. That’s why singing with Utah Chamber Artists is such a joy for me. I sing to myself, in my house, to my kids, at church, in a variety of places; but there’s something wonderful about coming together with a group of talented, committed, and just all around great people to make truly great music. It makes me happy. I love it!