The ISU Children's Chorus was founded in 1987 by Kay Paulson. The purpose of the group was and still is to introduce young singers to the art of choral singing with an emphasis on music education and quality choral literature.
The past choral directors for the chorus are:
Mary Ann Moser
Present co-directors are:
Becky and Sarah are a mother/daughter teaching team. Both are graduates of Idaho State University with Music Education Degrees.
As a child, Sarah was a member of the ISU Children's Chorus, under the direction of Kay Paulson, Lynn Brinckmeyer, and her mother, Becky. Sarah participated in Junior High and High School select choirs and was chosen for the Idaho All-State and All North-West choirs. After graduating from ISU in 2003with her music degree, she married and moved to Yakima, Washington and taught Junior High and High School choir as well as private voice lessons. She and her family moved back to Pocatello in 2008. She has continued to teach private voice and began co-directing the ISU Children's Chorus in the Fall of 2009. She and her husband have three young boys.
Becky graduated as "Outstanding Vocalist" from ISU in 1988 with her Music Education degree. She taught Junior High and High School choir and private voice for the past 22 years. She retired from teaching in the public school system in 2009 and with her daughter Sarah, began directing the ISU Children's Chorus soon after. Becky and her husband, Gary, have three sons, 6 grandsons, and one grand-daughter.