Steve Durtschi, Artistic Director
Steve comes to the ensemble with a rich background in choral arts, having worked as the choral director and AP Music Theory teacher at Timpanogos High School since 2010, in addition to a number of years as a junior high school choral teacher previous to his choral conducting Master’s degree at BYU. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Steve also currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of Wasatch Chorale and is an active organist in the Utah Valley community.
While at BYU, Steve studied with Dr. Ronand Staheli and Rosalind Hall, and sang in the BYU Singers, BYU Concert Choir (Assistant Conductor) and BYU Men’s Chorus (Assistant Conductor). Previous to his Master’s program, Steve attended Utah State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music education and sang in the USU Chamber Singers and USU Chorale.
Under his direction, Steve’s choirs at Timpanogos High School have consistently achieved the highest ratings at region and state festivals; most recently, the THS Chamber Singers won the 2014 KBYU radio broadcast and recording contest. Steve is also a former member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and The Bells on Temple Square.
Dr. Allen Buskirk 2011-2014
Mariah Wilson 2011-2014
Patrick Tatman 2012-2013
Matthew Nielsen 2012
Monica Hymas Rasmussen 2011
Chris Machado, assistant director, 2014-2015