Tag Archives: music

March 02

DJ puts new spin on Strategy Club

Cooper Brown had no aspirations to become a DJ—he just liked to entertain. One Saturday night when he was 16 and nothing else was going on, Brown and his friend threw a backyard dance party. In the following days at school, their classmates praised the party, and a business was born. Eight years later, Brown’s […]

March 31

In the Atrium with Lucy Scholl

Lucy Scholl is not your typical Marriott School student. For one thing, she’s only in Provo every other semester. For another, she once opened a concert for the Rascal Flatts. While slowly working on her degree in management with a marketing emphasis, Scholl is chasing her dream of becoming a pop country singer/songwriter. In pursuit […]

February 17

Alum Revives Happy Memories with Music

The residential staff could hear the soft crying of Mrs. C. from down the hall. A victim of dementia, the woman would sit alone by her door at Wisteria Place in Abilene, Texas, weeping and longing for her home and her daughter. She remained distant behind her tears­—until Leticia Stucki, the resident recreational therapist and […]

September 30

Speaking the Language of the Heart

As the secretary at a California middle school, Paula Moore played classical music at her desk. Nearby, an unruly little boy was often waiting to meet with school administrators for discipline issues. One day Moore leaned over and asked him why he was always getting into trouble. “He told me he liked to sit next […]

December 09

An Unexpected Path to Provo

Katherine Payne’s life has taken some dramatic turns in the last few years. “I never dreamed I would live in Utah,” Payne admits. BYU’s newest information systems professor took a circuitous path to Provo. Payne grew up in a small town outside of Chicago, and recently converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]

March 04

MoTab Choir Q&A with Alum Jon Rowberry

Jon Rowberry, accounting grad and Mormon Tabernacle Choir staple, has a résumé that reads like a stirring chorale—highs, lows, and a crescendo that made him CEO of FranklinCovey. We cover his career in the Winter 2014 issue of Marriott Alumni Magazine, but here are a few outtakes from our interview about Rowberry’s time in America’s Choir. […]

August 22

Utah’s Music Scene Topping The Charts

Besides Donny and Marie, Utah isn’t known as a musical hotbed for up-and-comers. In the last decade, though, the state’s music scene has crescendoed with indie-rock bands The Killers, Imagine Dragons, and Neon Trees making their mark on national stage. Imagine Dragons was founded in 2008 by two BYU students who went on to win […]

July 11

The Killers Singer Talks Music And Mormons

Brandon Flowers, lead singer of The Killers, has received numerous accolades for his musical ability, charisma, and  fashion sense. In 2011 Flowers had the opportunity to open up about another aspect of his life—his role as a husband, father, and Latter-day Saint. For more on Flowers, check out this post on Utah’s blossoming music scene […]