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Inspiring young performers to uplift, entertain, and transform our world through music.

Raise. Your. Voice.
 

Rise Up is Utah’s premiere contemporary vocal performance group for young people ages 6 to 18! We ignite a love of music and encourage the full expression of your child’s potential for artistic and personal excellence through the collaborative experiences of singing, recording, and performing!

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An intermediate-level ensemble for children ages 5 to 12 where the fundamentals of choral singing and performance skills are taught while learning original arrangements of contemporary as well as traditional songs.

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An advanced-level performance ensemble comprised of talented children ages 7 to 18 who have strong music and performance skills. This world-renowned ensemble performs a wide range of songs and frequently collaborates with other artists in the music industry. 

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A small, advanced, mixed voice men's and women's ensemble for teens ages 11 to 18. This dynamic group of performers brings a fresh and exciting sound to innovative a cappella arrangements primarily from the pop and musical theatre genres.

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A small, advanced-level ensemble for young women ages 11 to 18. This tight-knit group, comprised of powerhouse female performers with outstanding stage presence, sings intricate arrangements of pop and inspirational songs with an edgy rock-n-roll punch.

Our Ensembles

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Grace Ibarra
Production Assistant + Ad

Meet the Staff

Talent. Creativity. Passion.

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Amy Oakeson
Artistic Director + CoFounder
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Keith Goodrich
Music Director, Children's Choir
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Katie Houts
Music Director, Junior Choir
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Amy Lynn Whitcomb
Music Director, Lumina
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Bronwyn Jensen
Music Director, Amplify
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2022

The 2021 and 2022 winner of

Utah’s Best of State award for

“Best Music Education Organization,” Rise Up has a global audience with millions of views and streams of their videos and music.

Billie Eilish - What Was I Made For (From “Barbie”) Cover | Lumina of Rise Up Children’s Choir
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Billie Eilish - What Was I Made For (From “Barbie”) Cover | Lumina of Rise Up Children’s Choir

We inspire young performers to uplift, entertain and transform our world through music. Follow Rise Up Children’s Choir YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/c/riseupchildrenschoir Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/riseupchildrenschoir/ Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/riseupchildrenschoir/ TikTok | https://www.tiktok.com/@riseupchildrenschoir X/Twitter | https://www.twitter.com/riseupchildren Website | https://www.riseupchildrenschoir.com LYRICS I used to float, now I just fall down I used to know but I'm not sure now What I was made for What was I made for? Takin' a drive, I was an ideal Looked so alive, turns out I'm not real Just something you paid for What was I made for? 'Cause I, I I don't know how to feel But I wanna try I don't know how to feel But someday, I might Someday, I might When did it end? All the enjoyment I'm sad again, don't tell my boyfriend It's not what he's made for What was I made for? 'Cause I, 'cause I I don't know how to feel But I wanna try I don't know how to feel But someday I might Someday I might Think I forgot how to be happy Something I'm not, but something I can be Something I wait for Something I'm made for Something I'm made for Produced by Rise Up Productions, LLC Produced by Amy Oakeson Directed by Amy Lynn Whitcomb Director of Photography and Editing Nathan Stone Production Assistant Grace Ibarra Filmed on location at Velour Live Music Gallery https://www.velourlive.com Special thanks to Corey, Michael, Piper and the Velour production team. MUSIC CREDITS From the motion picture "Barbie" Words and Music by Billie O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell Originally performed by Billie Eilish Arrangement, Musical Direction and Audio Recording by Amy Lynn Whitcomb Audio Engineering by Scott Shattuck Media and Amy Lynn Whitcomb Soloists Hannah Tate and Colette Stringham #Barbie #RiseUp #riseupchildrenschoir
Sons of Thunder - Owl City (Cover) | Rise Up Children's Choir Official Video
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Sons of Thunder - Owl City (Cover) | Rise Up Children's Choir Official Video

See Us Live in Concert! June 10, 2024 Covey Center for the Arts: https://shorturl.at/C6f4z June 22, 2024 Murray Park Amphitheatre: https://shorturl.at/k3XxO We inspire young performers to uplift, entertain and transform our world through music. FOLLOW RISE UP CHILDRENS CHOIR YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/c/riseupchildrenschoir Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/riseupchildrenschoir/ Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/riseupchildrenschoir/ TikTok | https://www.tiktok.com/@riseupchildrenschoir X/Twitter | https://www.twitter.com/riseupchildren Website | https://www.riseupchildrenschoir.com LYRICS We are the new sons of thunder We are uncrushable diamonds of light We are the daughters of wonder And when we leave the Earth With a shower of sparks We’ll meet in the sky and we’ll walk among the stars When we walk among the stars The pleasure will be ours And with young unbroken hearts We'll walk among the stars 'Cause we belong Above the heavens and beyond Oh we are the odd music makers We are the dreamers of unusual dreams We all face the forces of nature But bravely we’ll take great leaps of faith And then just like that, we’ll walk upon the waves 'Cause we belong out on the ocean and beyond We’ll fly We'll fly We'll fly (In the twinkling of an eye) You and I, we'll fly (Oh we’ll fly) We are the heirs of adventure And we are explorers of wondrous new worlds We are the gifted inventors And even though we are strange and exquisitely scarred We won't need to pretend to be anything we aren't When we walk among the stars The pleasure will be ours And with young unbroken hearts We'll walk among the stars Filled with the fierceness of tigers We're all too familiar with the fires of life But we are resilient survivors And one day, we'll be free of nefarious schemes Of cruel twists of fate and evil kings and queens 'Cause we belong between the sunrise and beyond We’ll fly We'll fly We'll fly (In the twinkling of an eye) You and I, we'll fly (Oh we’ll fly) So take heart, wild one, for there is a God Who loves you to death, no matter what you've done So don't lose hope 'cause He will lead you home We’ll fly We'll fly We'll fly (In the twinkling of an eye) You and I, we'll fly (Oh we’ll fly) When we walk among the stars The pleasure will be ours And with young unbroken hearts We'll walk among the stars and we'll fly When we walk among the stars The pleasure will be ours And with young unbroken hearts We'll walk among the stars and we'll fly Produced by Rise Up Productions, LLC Executive Producer and Director Amy Oakeson Director of Photography Calen Albert https://www.calenalbert.com/ Production Assistants Sammy Olsen and Grace Ibarra Audio Recording by Dynamic Sound Lab With additional recording by Scott Shattuck Media Audio Engineering by Scott Shattuck Media Song and Lyrics by Owl City Arranged by Scott Shattuck Music Direction by Keith Goodrich Soloists (in order of appearance) Hunter Jones, Claire Jeppson, Mae Matsumori, Angela Hastings, Gavin Ward, Lily Youngblood, Annie Houts, Anagha Karthik, Lillian Broadbent, Avery Johnson, Caden Jones #riseup #riseupchildrenschoir #owlcity
Kelly Clarkson - me (a cappella Cover) | Amplify of Rise Up Children's Choir
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Kelly Clarkson - me (a cappella Cover) | Amplify of Rise Up Children's Choir

Amplify of Rise Up Children’s Choir performs a stunning a cappella version of Kelly Clarkson’s powerful anthem “me.” Originally performed at Varsity Vocals International Championship of High School A Cappella in 2024, this recording features ICHSA Outstanding Vocalist Award-winners Annie Clarke and Claire Hendershot. FOLLOW AMPLIFY OF RISE UP CHILDREN'S CHOIR YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/c/riseupchildrenschoir Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/riseupchildrenschoir/ Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/riseupchildrenschoir/ TikTok | https://www.tiktok.com/@riseupchildrenschoir X/Twitter | https://www.twitter.com/riseupchildren Website | https://www.riseupchildrenschoir.com ME LYRICS Buried myself into somebody else Shut out some parts of me Did it so casually I guess I needed that To be able to step back I lived my life without me I never allowed me to Too much I've had to live for Put my life on hold for I'm always pleasin' someone Honestly, now I'm done I don't need somebody to hold me Don't need somebody to love me Don't need somebody to pick these pieces up I put together my broken Let go of the pain I've been holdin' Don't need to need somebody When I got me Loved you so much Took an army to pull me up But now on the other side I remembered I could fly I told you I wanted you But you needed me to need you Your insecurity Was the death of you and me Too many times you questioned What were my intentions I never gave you reasons You're the one with secrets I don't need somebody to hold me Don't need somebody to love me Don't need somebody to pick these pieces up I put together my broken Let go of the pain I've been holdin' Don't need to need somebody When I got me When I got me When I got me I bet you feel the absence of my love every night There's no one else, you are the reason I said goodbye 'Cause I don't need somebody to scold me Don't need somebody that hurts me Don't need somebody who feels weak standing next to me I put together my broken Let go of your hand I've been holdin' Don't need to need somebody When I got me When I got me, yeah Produced by Rise Up Productions, LLC Executive Producer and Music Direction by Amy Oakeson Music Direction by Bronwyn Jensen Director of Photography Calen Albert https://www.calenalbert.com/ Production Assistants Sammy Olsen and Grace Ibarra Audio Engineering by Scott Shattuck Media Additional recording by Amy Whitcomb Music and Lyrics by Kelly Clarkson, Josh Philip Berkowitz and Taylor Gayle Rutherford Arrangement by Bronwyn Jensen Soloists (in order of appearance) Annie Clarke – ICHSA Outstanding Vocalist 2024, Katelyn Frost, Claire Hendershot – ICHSA Outstanding Vocalist 2024 #riseup #Me #VarsityVocals
Reneé Rapp – Snow Angel (Cover) | Lumina of Rise Up Children’s Choir