Dr. Cherilyn Worthen
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Cherilyn Worthen has dedicated over twenty years to choral arts in Utah. In addition to her post as Associate Musical Director of Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestras, she is the professor of Choral Music Education at Utah Valley University, where she directs the Women’s Choir & Concert Choir. Since 2006 she has served as the director of the Choir School for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, where she oversees the training programs for the newly admitted singers, as well as in-service training for current choir members.
For twelve years Worthen directed the choral music program at the Waterford School in Sandy, Utah, where she also served as both a student dean and music department chair. She has conducted the Brigham Young University (BYU) Women’s Chorus and Concert Choir, the Legacy Chorale, and the Deseret Chamber Singers. As a singer, she has performed with Canti con Brio, BYU Singers, the Deseret Chamber Singers, the Temple Square Chorale, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Worthen received a doctorate degree in music education from the University of Utah, in addition to a master’s degree in choral conducting and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Brigham Young University. Worthen is an active member of ACDA, MENC, NCCO, and Chorus America, and has served on the choral committee for the Utah Music Educators Association. She is presently the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women’s Choirs for ACDA Utah. Her research interests include choral music curriculum, resources, and educational programs for youth and adult singers.
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