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Ben Watson
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​Ben Watson is the Founder and Managing Director of the Rexburg Children's Choir. He specializes in creating powerful children's choral experiences for singers ages 10  to 18.  He is known for his fun, creative approach to teaching large choirs quickly, and his ability to produce high-quality concerts and recorded productions in a short amount of time.  

Notable artists Ben has worked with include Disney ENCANTO star Adassa, American Idol alum David Archuleta, No. 1 Billboard artist Jenny Oaks Baker, No. 1 Billboard artists Mat & Savanna Shaw, Grammy-winning vocalist Frederica von Stade, No. 1 Billboard Artist(s) GENTRI, and three-time Dove Award winner Fernando Ortega.​

Sherée Hastings

Sherée Hastings has traveled the world singing with various organizations. She spent ten years with The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square (including being a featured soloist with them), three years with Young Ambassadors at BYU Provo, and spent more years performing in various productions and numerous solo concerts.

 

Sherée studied Education, Child Development, Music, and Conducting at BYU-Provo, and certified in a music methodology for children, named  Kodály.” Sheree has conducted and consulted with over 25 choirs including the Salt Lake City International Children’s Choir and the famed One Voice Children’s Choir. She was an Elementary Music Specialist for four years in California and directed multiple children's plays.  Recently,  she has enjoyed participating in “Beauty and the Beast” and “Joseph and the Amazing Dreamcoat” with  Rexburg Community Theatre.

​As an educator, Ben has taught marketing and communications courses for Brigham Young University and Brigham Young University-Idaho, including courses in social media marketing, digital marketing analytics, popular culture, media writing, and subjects in the performing arts. He presented as part of a business lecture series for BYU-Hawaii, and in 2022 was the keynote speaker at the Idaho Music Educators Association conference. His work is also highlighted in the forthcoming publication of The Oxford Handbook of Community Singing.​

Ben is a soldier and musician with the 25th Army Band, where he serves as an NCO. He graduated with honors from the Defense Information School at Fort Meade, Maryland.​​​

As a recording artist, her studio recording/producing credits include, “What Matters Most,” “Sirviendo Con Gozo-Spanish,” “The Spirit In All Things,” and “Sharing With Joy.”  Her singing and production of “Healing Waters” was nominated for a Pearl Award, for Inspirational Recording of the Year.  And her stunning recording in Spanish, “Sirviendo Con Gozo,” afforded her a prestigious tour in Nashville with popular gospel singer and Dove Award winner, David Velasques (father of billboard sensation, Jaci Velasques).  

 

Sherée has taught voice lessons for over 25 years, specializing in “Speech Level” singing.  She relocated to Rexburg several years ago and is now the Choir Director of the Rexburg Children’s Choir.

 

You can learn more about Sheree and listen to her recordings by visiting  www.sheree.net

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Lisa grew up in the California Bay Area, where she enjoyed a variety of opportunities to sing and dance, which fueled her love for performing on stage. She specializes in classical, barbershop, and jazz. She has fond memories of her time in school and church choirs from as far back as she can remember. That love drives her to improve the experience of every group she works with.

She graduated from BYU-Idaho with a Bachelor of Musical Arts, emphasis in Vocal Performance. She lived in Denver for 12 years and participated in the Colorado Saints Chorale. It was there that she learned the valuable skills of keeping a choir running while serving as the Secretary and assisted in conducting.

Lisa is currently involved conducting the St. Anthony based community choir, the Mellodaires. She is also the St. Anthony Pioneer Days Play Music and Choreography Directors. She loves the process of getting a song ship-shape and ready to perform.

When she isn't singing, she loves spending her time sewing, watching her adorable ducks, or going anywhere outdoors with her husband and 7 children.

Lisa Jacobsen
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