We help LDS musicians of all levels to identify, perform and write quality music.
After talking with many LDS musicians, we identified musical needs that are going unmet. This site is run by volunteers (most with music degrees) who want to give back to the greater LDS music community. Not everyone has the opportunity to attend music school. It is our goal to bring the best and most applicable parts of a comprehensive music education to church members worldwide. We are starting by offering reviews of well-written music appropriate for Sunday meetings. We have also started a small blog of music theory topics. We hope to expand and include many educational resources like podcasts and online courses. We want this to be a community and we want you involved in it! Please leave comments on the reviews/articles and join us at our Facebook page. We are also hoping to commission new works from LDS composers at a future date. If you have ideas for us or would like to contribute, please contact us or consider a donation. Thank you!
Jessi Vandagriff has a master’s degree in bassoon performance from Brigham Young University and is an active teacher, performer, and website creator. She is also a former Mormon Music Specialist at BYU’s Harold B. Lee Library. When she's not chasing her two young children around, Jessi enjoys gardening and buying books (hopefully someday they will get read). Read more about her at her studio webpage.
Joseph’s sacred music, including originals and arrangements, has been performed in congregations across the United States and in London. His arrangement of “For the Beauty of the Earth” was recorded on Charity Tillemann-Dick’s Billboard® “Traditional Classical” no. 1 album, American Grace. A PhD candidate in music composition and theory at Brandeis University, Joseph likes to run and read in his spare time.
This site would not be possible without the efforts of our graphic designer Chelsea Hurst and our server admin Morgan Vandagriff. Also, we'd like to thank Ben Crowder and Bradley Burgess for their contributions to our content. Thank you!