Musical Director, Studio Artist Program
Mariah was first introduced to formal music training at age 4 on the violin with with Karen Kimmett of the Paris Conservatory. After much begging, she was allowed to start piano at age 8 and progressed quickly with Marian Marciak and then Christina Van Dohm in France and Belgium. She added harp and organ to her studies upon moving to Milwaukee for high school, and since then has studied conducting in Utah, New York, Paris, and Berlin.
She has given solo concerts across California, Wisconsin, and Utah; Paris, Caen, and Lille in France and Brussels, Belgium. She has toured with BYU Singers and BYU's Philharmonic Orchestra throughout England, Wales; Utah, Nevada, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Illinois.
She earned a Bachelors of Music in piano performance at Brigham Young University and is presently pursuing a Masters degree there in Conducting with Ronald Staheli. She has worked closely with Lawrence Vincent and BYU's opera program, acting as Chorus Master for Die Fledermaus, Così fan tutte, several opera scene productions, and conductor for The Pirates of Penzance.
She has taught opera chorus, music theory, conducting, and choir classes at BYU, assistant conducted BYU Singers and Concert Choir, and currently conducts a professional Early Music Choir in the community, Cantorum.
She looks forward to begin her doctoral work this fall at Boston University.