Saltaires Director John Sasine

Director John Sasine

John Sasine has been singing barbershop music for nearly four decades. He has performed in many quartets and theatrical productions, including the 1996 BHS international champion quartet, Nightlife.

John holds degrees in vocal performance and public administration from Brigham Young University. While at BYU, he served as assistant conductor of both the BYU Singers with Dr. Ronald Staheli, and the Men's Chorus under Dr. Mack Wilberg. He is the owner of Rocky Mountain Recycling, a paper collection and brokerage company in Salt Lake City.

Assistant Director Kenny Wiser

Assistant Director Kenny Wiser

Kenny Wiser was introduced to barbershop singing in high school and has been Assistant Director for the Saltaires since 2010. He has been an active quartet and chorus singer for most of his life. In 2003, his quartet represented the Evergreen District in the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Collegiate Quartet Contest. Since then, Kenny has competed in other quartets resulting in 1 Rocky Mountain District quartet championship in 2010 and 2 quarter-finalist finishes at the 2011 and 2014 BHS International Quartet Contests.

Kenny graduated from the BYU School of Music in 2011 with a BA in Music Education and is currently pursuing a MM in Choral Conducting from BYU. He has studied under Dr. Ronald Staheli, Rosalind Hall, Dr. Andrew Crane, and Jean Applonie. During his studies, he has worked as a graduate assistant for BYU Men's Chorus and BYU's SummerFest Choir. In addition to his studies, Kenny also teaches full time at Provo High School as the choral director of their 5 choirs and serves as the performing arts department chair. In 2014, Mr. Wiser was honored by the Provo Council PTA's as a recipient of their Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching.

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