Classically trained, Penny has performed in Operas such as “La Grotta di Trofonio,” and “Dialogues des Carmélites.¨ She has traveled the world with various performing groups including China, Washington D.C., and San Francisco, competed in International Competitions, and dabbled in directing a few stage plays.
With a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music and choral conducting, Penny trained under Dr. Reed Criddle. She has also worked with Dr. Ed Thompson, Tori Postma, Beth Bruce, Serena Kanig-Benish, and others.
Penny has been teaching private and group vocal lessons, and currently directs the Beehive Statesmen Chorus (Men’s Barbershop chorus). Penny has worked for Stars Talent Studio as their Head Booking agent where she helped cast TV, movies, commercial, and print ads that were made here in Utah including projects for ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney, Hallmark, IHC, Questar Gas, Rhodes Rolls, etc. She has worked as an assistant producer on projects including The forgotten Carols, 2015 EFY Music Album, Relative Race TV show.
Penny loves to travel and experience other cultures. In addition to singing, Penny plays the fiddle, piano, and guitar but she states that singing is her first love. Penny speaks Spanish fluently. She lived in Spain for 18 months, and served as a volunteer teacher in Ghana, Africa for 2 months. Penny likes to make silly home movies with her nephew.