"Maestro Ben Watson is an impressive conductor, and he is lovely to work with."
Jenny Oaks Baker
Grammy Nominated, Billboard No. 1 Concert Violinist and Recording Artist
Ben Watson specializes in creating powerful children's choral experiences for singers ages 6 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. He is the founder and director of one of the largest children's choirs in the intermountain west whose music has been heard by over a million people through live concerts, video productions, radio broadcast, and TV.
His singers have performed with Grammy-winning vocalist Frederica von Stade, Billboard No.1 musician Jenny Oaks Baker, and David Archuleta.
Ben taught music in the Montana public school system and was also a musician with the 23rd Army Band.
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 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 Associate Choir Director of the Rexburg Children’s Choir.
You can learn more about Sheree and listen to her recordings by visiting www.sheree.net