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Hi I'm Aimee

I'm a mother of four. I'm a singer and a teacher. I started a community children's choir. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of professional musicians and didn't know where I fit in. I loved music as a violinist and singer, but wasn't interested in a performance career. So, I got my degree in elementary education and continued to study and teach music privately as my husband and I moved all around the country for his job. Yet, I couldn't shake my yearning to share music by bringing people together to experience it. Five years ago, I felt compelled to start a choir. My husband and I founded a non-profit community choir for children which I have the privilege to conduct. It felt like my calling in life because it combines my love of music and teaching children, bringing people together and leading them. We have 75 singers in our three choirs now, including children who are Mormon, Buddist, Jewish, Baptist, singing classical, folk, and art songs together. We have performed with local symphonies and at major sporting events, and will tour Chicago this summer. My husband and I have been married for 13 years. We have four children (two of whom sing in our choirs!) that I am proud to stay at home and care for. I love the outdoors, I love books, and I love making music.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church with a strong testimony of the Book of Mormon and the gospel. But my total conversion came about in college when I studied abroad in Israel for a summer. I went there wanting to understand who my Savior was and why I was told to worship Him. I wanted to understand the Bible better. I wanted to understand my purpose in life, and what His plan was for me. What I discovered was that the more I knew and learned about the Savior, the more I was humbled and understood why we worship Him. The more I understood the Savior, the better I understood myself and my purpose in life. The more I tried to be like Him, the more I became my best self. I came home with a deep reverence for that sacred book, the Bible. I went to Israel and realized that I didn't need to travel around the world to gain a testimony that Jesus was the Christ. This testimony cemented my faith in my religion and I love being Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am blessed to serve our congregations as the Stake Music Director, planning music for our biannual Stake meetings, which include 6 congregations from our geographical area. As our Music Director, we put on an annual production of Handel's Messiah, with an orchestra and soloists from our membership, and the entire community invited to participate in the congregational sing-along of such favorites as "For Unto Us a Child is Born" and the "Hallelujah Chorus". I help mentor our local congregation's music directors, assisting in choosing music and collaborating together to solve problems and create better music in our worship.