After becoming an overnight success on the hit TV show American Idol, Carmen has appeared on national programs such as David Letterman, Tyra Banks, MSNBC, Today, Access Hollywood, and even NBC’s Fear Factor. But along with the spotlight came many temptations and worldly pressures associated with the entertainment business. Through it all, she has stuck to her goal of staying true to the Young Women values, including modesty, chastity, and obedience to the Word of Wisdom.
In this uplifting youth fireside, Carmen teaches youth the value of remaining true to their faith and the blessings that such obedience can bring.
“Perhaps it goes without saying – I love music and I love Broadway – but mostly, I love stories.” – Sandra Turley
Sandra Turley performed the role of Cosette in Les Miserables on Broadway in New York City and was part of the original closing cast. She was invited to perform the role of Cosette in the Shanghai, China premiere of Les Miserables alongside Broadway star, Colm Wilkinson.
Sandra received her BFA from Brigham Young University with a major in Music, Dance and Theater. She performed as Ariel in Disney World’s stage production of The Little Mermaid.
Sandra performs concerts and enjoys motivational speaking and singing across the country. Among her favorite performances were singing for Steve Young’s Forever Young Foundation events and also singing for the 2004 Republican National Convention.
Sandra’s debut solo album released in March 2012 with Shadow Mountain Records. Sandra is a presenter for Deseret Book’s popular Time Out for Women and Time Out for Girls Events.
Sandra and her husband reside outside of Washington D.C. and have four children.
Hilary Weeks became the first solo Mormon artist to chart on the Contemporary Christian Billboard Chart. Her album Every Step charted at #6, hit 102 on the top 200 Billboard, and was the number one New Artist Album on both the National Indie and Mountain Region charts on its debut week. This album brought new success and a new horizon for her music.
She sings about life in such a way that listeners can relate. Her music brings to their remembrance what they already knew deep down, and find energy and excitement to face the day. Hilary Weeks delivers music with a rare combination of assuredness and tenderness. She shares her heart and the insight drawn from everyday life.
Billboard #1 artist Josh Wright has delighted audiences across the United States and in Europe. His self-titled album “Josh Wright” topped the Billboard Classical Traditional chart just three weeks after its release in April 2011. Josh studied under renowned pedagogue Dr. Susan Duehlmeier at the University of Utah, completing his Bachelor of Musical Arts degree and Master of Music degree. He currently studies at the University of Michigan, pursuing his Doctor of Musical Art degree as a pupil of Dr. Logan Skelton. Josh will release his next CD, “My Favorite Things,” in 2013 with Shadow Mountain Records.
Josh was the gold medalist at the 2010 Seattle International Piano Competition. He was also the first prize winner of the 2010 American Protége International Competition of Romantic Music (New York, NY), and the second prize winner of the 2011 Music Teachers National Association National Competition (Milwaukee, WI).