Clinicians at Day Murray Music
Dennis Alexander began his affiliation with Alfred Music in 1986. He has over 400 publications and recordings that have earned him an international reputation as one of the world’s most prolific and popular composers of educational piano music for students at all levels. Dennis taught piano pedagogy at the University of Montana for 24 years and served on the faculties of Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Northridge. He maintains an active composing and touring schedule. Mr. Alexander’s personal website, www.DennisAlexander.com, has become a favorite with piano teachers and features recordings, videos, teaching tips, and much more!
Dr. Jane Fjeldsted conducts the Salt Lake Singers, VOCALS, German Chorus "Harmonie," and Davis Interfaith Choir and Symphony. As a studio and recording professional, she is both singer and conductor for Warner Chappell/Nonstop Productions and HUGE Sound Production, recording scores for movies, television, and online video games. She also teaches a choir for at-risk students at Mountain High School in Davis School District. With a wide variety of ensembles, Jane has had the opportunity to do more composing/arranging, recently completing several successful commissions. Previously, Dr. Fjeldsted worked with Salt Lake Choral Artists as a conductor, teacher, and clinician (2004-2015), and was founder/conductor of the Davis High School vocal jazz esemble, Moonlight Singers (2000-2013). Dr. Fjeldsted served on boards of both the Utah Music Educators Association and American Choral Directors Association of Utah.
Ryan North is the director of choirs at Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah, where he oversees a large program consisting of five vocal ensembles and a bell choir. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Salt Lake Community College, teaching music theory and ear training. Ryan has been a member of the American Guild of Organists for nearly 25 years and has earened both their Associate and Choir Master certificates.
Jackman Music is passionate about publishing and printing sacred, uplifting, and inspiring sheet music. First established in 1975, Jackman Music has since grown to become the largest music publisher in the Mountain West as well as the leading music publisher worldwide for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jackman Music publishes over 1,800 titles for choir, vocal, organ, piano, oratorio, and instrumental.
Pat Graham is an accomplished Coducting and Composition Clinician. She is a published LDS author, composer, and artist for over 40 years. She served as General Primary Music Chairman for the preparation of the Children's Songbook. She also wrote the Sharing Time Page in "The Friend" for nine years. Some of her well-known works are "A Children's Songbook Companion" and "We Shall Make Music: Stories of the Primary Songs and How They Came to Be." Click the link below to view the PowerPoint for the 2020 Primary Workshop.
W. Herbert Klopfer has been serving on the Church Music Committee since 1996. His service includes the 1985 Hymnbook committee, financial analyst for Church Family History Department, organis,; stake music chairman, former stake president, stake president's counselor, bishop, bishop's counselor, stake clerk, ward clerk, and various music positions.
Michael R. Hicks has uplifted audiences all over the world – from the Middle East to California, from Calgary, Canada to Kenya, Africa. His music has won awards and many have performed his arrangements, from small church choirs to famed country stars. Michael is perhaps best known as the composer of the EFY Medley ("As Sisters in Zion / We'll Bring the World His Truth (Army of Helaman)"), sung by over a half of a million youth since 1999 at the Especially for Youth program, and sung by hundreds of thousands more in congregations around the world. He has produced multiple CDs and songbooks, his latest is Hymn Creations. When he is not writing music, Michael enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wonderful wife Natalie, daughter, and son.