Meet the board
Heather began her term in Fall of 2019. She holds a Masters degree in Choral Conducting, as well as an undergraduate degree in Music Education (choral emphasis), both from Brigham Young University. She has had over 10 years experience teaching singing to those from elementary through university levels. One such experience was being a teacher in the Arts Bridge program, where Mrs. Christiansen taught children subjects such as social studies and science through the medium of music at Foxhollow Elementary. She has run her private piano and vocal studio in Utah Valley teaching over 200 students.
Heather firmly believes in the ability music has to bring people together and its power to enrich lives. She wishes the arts, and choral music in-particular, can be more easily reached by those in the community. Heather is honored to be working with the Mapleton Chorale, and is confident this is a venue that will bring choral music to the hearts of its listeners.
In her spare time, Heather enjoys decorating her house, planting gardens (in short, making things beautiful), and playing with her two adorable daughters and incredible husband, Matthew.
Emily joined Mapleton Chorale as a singer in 2017 and was honored to accept the position of Assistant Conductor in 2022. Her love of music began at a very young age. Through her childhood and teenage years, she loved performing, composing, arranging, accompanying, and competing. Her deep love of choral music began at an early age as well, and was solidified during her studies at BYU, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Music. Since then, she has enjoyed her work as a private piano teacher, professional accompanist, and as the director of various church choirs for over 15 years. In addition to Mapleton Chorale, she has also sung most recently with Intermountain Choral Artists and Da Pacem. Music is one of her greatest joys, and she believes that it has the power to help us feel and express things that can’t be felt or expressed in words. It also connects people to each other and to God, and brings beauty into our lives. When she is not doing something musical, Emily enjoys playing sports (especially Pickleball), martial arts, reading, hiking, traveling, crocheting, Duolingo, playing board games, watching movies, and especially spending time with her 5 kids and her wonderfully supportive husband Jon.
Willem “Scott” King, the Accompanist for the Middle and Upper Schools music programs and Assistant Choral Director, is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO, where he earned his Masters in Music with an emphasis in Collaborative Piano. Prior to this, Scott achieved his B.A. in Applied Piano studies at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Prior to his arrival at the Waterford School in 2015, Scott worked as an adjunct professor at the College of Idaho (Caldwell, ID) from 2011-2012 and as the Staff Accompanist for Fountain-Fort Carson High School (Fountain, CO) from 2012-2015. Scott has had a great love for music ever since he was very young and has participated in numerous musical competitions and earned various piano awards for festivals in the Southwestern Idaho region. In addition to his piano activities, Scott enjoys finding opportunities to sing and has toured in the United States, England, Scotland and Italy. He also has been a member of the Colorado Springs Chorale, the Utah Symphony Chorus as well as performing both as a vocalist and pianist for various churches. In addition to his love of music, Scott also enjoys hiking, photography and traveling to new places.
Other board members
Scott King - Accompanist
Emily Marshal - Assistant Conductor
Meagan Meyer - President
Wendy Taylor - Librarian
Joanne Staheli - Secretary
Heather Christiansen - Conductor
Ben Christensen - Treasurer