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Erin Pike Tall, M.M. holds both a bachelor’s degree in choral music education and a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of Utah. As the Director of Choirs at Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City from 1999 to 2010, she worked with students and directors in concert venues throughout the states of Utah, California, Nevada, and Washington, and has since recruited several Cottonwood High alumni.  Erin served as an assistant conductor, accompanist, and vocal soloist for the Salt Lake Choral Artists under the direction of Brady Allred, and sang with the Utah Chamber Artists and the Deseret Chamber Singers.  Erin worked for several years at the New York State Summer School of the Arts in Fredonia, New York serving as conductor, theory teacher, and accompanist.  Erin served as the Utah All State High School Choir accompanist under the baton of renowned conductor Anton Armstrong.  She has accompanied for the national ACDA convention, for Heritage Festival of Gold, and serves as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Utah, California, Idaho, and Nevada.  
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Amanda Bjarnson studied choral music under the direction of Erin Pike Tall at Cottonwood High School.  She Studied Secondary Choral Music Education at Utah State University where she was named the 2008-2009 Horrigan Scholar and conducted the Cache Children’s Choir, completing her student teaching at Skyline High School.  She now adjudicates for Utah Sterling Scholar Eastern Region.  Amanda joined the choir in 2017, making her debut as Assistant Director for the 2018 Christmas Concert series.
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Debbie Griffiths has been the accompanist for Salt Lake Symphonic Choir since 2012, and loves working with Erin Pike Tall.  She played for Utah Opera for fourteen years and was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for eleven years, along with her husband Greg.  Her greatest joy is to perform with her husband, their six children and their spouses.  The Griffiths family performs throughout Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming, but their most treasured experiences have been performing for inmates at the Utah State Prison.
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Seth Bott received his doctorate of musical arts degree in organ performance at the University of Kansas in May 2020, having received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in organ performance and pedagogy from BYU.  Seth is an active recitalist, performing across the United States every year, including locally in the organ concert series in the Tabernacle on Temple Square.  He has had an abundance of church music roles, currently serving as Director of Music and Organist at St. James Episcopal Church in Midvale, Utah.
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Adam Holladay began the piano at age 5 and went on to study composition under the late British composer Steve Martland, attending Martland’s first Strike Out composition course at 19.  He attended the University of Durham in Britain at which he was the University College Organ Scholar, composing works for the college choir, and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in electronic music, majoring in composition in both.  His choral music is very much in his native British tradition.
Ryan Meeks has been writing music since he was 14 years old, but has only recently started pursuing its performance and recording. While the majority of his music has been in an acoustic rock style, he has turned his hand to arranging for choir, with his arrangement of Auld Lang Syne being performed by the Salt Lake Symphonic Choir at their Christmas concerts in 2022. His most recent arrangement of O Come, O Come Emmanuel will be heard at the choir's 2023 Christmas concert series. In October of 2023 he released Oil and Water - an acoustic rock single - which can be heard on all streaming services.