Patrice grew up in a music-loving family who spent a lot of time together singing and playing instruments. Patrice started playing piano at a young age and participated in many piano festivals and recitals throughout middle school and high school. As a teenager she decided to study voice more seriously by taking lessons and participating in singing competitions, many choirs including All-State Choir, and high school and community musicals.
Patrice is now a Senior at Utah Valley University pursuing a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance. She has been focusing on Opera and Art Song for several years, and has been a student of voice for 10 years. While in college she has participated in several opera productions, many concerts, and classical recitals. She has a passion for learning and teaching people about the human voice, and with a focus on healthy singing she helps people tap into their natural potential.
Percussionist Nathan Hurst is equally at home with performing with soloist Itzahk Perlman as he is on drum set with Randy Brecker. With energy at the core of his artistry, Hurst has performed in Mongolia, China, Japan, South Korea, Austria, Germany, England, France, and Switzerland.
Beginning as a self-taught musician at the age of seven, Hurst’s accomplishments to date include winning the BYU Philharmonic Concerto Competition, working with Vietnamese composer’s P.Q. Phan on his new music opera premiere of “What the Horse Eats,” and performing with musicians of The Symphony Orchestra of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. In addition to appearing on stage with Collin Raye, he has collaborated with Ed Calle, Rubén Álvarez, Keith Carlock, among others.
A recipient of the Artist Excellence Award, Nathan Hurst graduated with a Master’s degree in Percussion Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and received a Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from Brigham Young University. His primary teachers include Joseph Gramley (Silkroad Ensemble), John Tafoya (Former Principal Timpanist National Symphony Orchestra), Kevin Bobo(world-renowned marimba soloist and composer), Craig Hetrick (Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra), Dr. Matthew Coleman (Brigham Young University), and Dr. Darren Bastian (Brigham Young University).