Legacy Music Alliance Board
Gaylen D. Rust, Founder/Chair
President - Rust Rare Coin
Mr. Rust is the President of Rust Rare Coin, Inc., a full-service coin store recognized nationally for integrity and impeccable service for their dealings in rare coins and precious metals. He began working there when he was eight years old, ran the business when he was 21, and bought the company outright in 2001. Coin dealers and collectors across the country seek out Mr. Rust for his expertise, information, and opinion on many numismatic items, but his special area of expertise is in early Mormon and Utah coins and currency. He served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Industry Council of Tangible Assets (ICTA) and has been aligned closely with the Royal Canadian Mint, Platinum Guild International, and the World Gold Council. Mr. Rust is also President of R Legacy Entertainment, a young, independent recording label that includes several music-related entities providing online music streams, services, and products internationally.
Mr. Rust currently serves on the Advancement Board for the Arts at Utah State University. He also raises and races thoroughbred horses. He and his wife Denise have three hard-working sons, two accomplished daughters, and seven darling grandchildren.
Freelance Musician and Contractor
For over 30 years, Meredith Campbell has been a respected violin teacher, sought after violin soloist, concertmaster, recording artist, orchestral section player, classical music contractor, and cultural consultant here in Utah.
Mrs. Campbell has been a guest soloist with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Intermountain Chamber Orchestra, America West Symphony, and more. She has collaborated with several prestigious musicians, released solo CDs, and performed with several local theaters. Mrs. Campbell is passionate about sharing our musical heritage with the people of China and has travelled there to perform before government, education, and business leaders.
Meredith and her husband Clark are the parents of 7 children and 8 grandchildren.
Daniel Collett is a senior Partner in Spencer/Shenk/Capers & Associates, Inc., a behavioral consulting firm dedicated to the development of skills and knowledge to foster optimal performance in individuals and organizations. Daniel is acclaimed for his expertise in a myriad of topics including, leadership development, management practices, performance management, business planning, conflict resolution and mediation, strategic selling, large account sales management, negotiation skills, executive presentation skills project management, customer service, total quality, team building, conflict resolution, interviewing skills, merger integration and change processes.
He is a member of The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and The International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).
Arthur Oleen Dummer
President- The Donner Company, Consulting Actuaries
Arthur Dummer has been a consulting actuary for over 30 years. He is heavily involved in the local community and has worked on various boards with the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Dummer is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and has been on the board several insurance companies including Beneficial Life.
Mr. Dummer along with the late Lowell Bennion, started what is believed to be the first ever partnership of scouting with the Food Bank, a program which has spread across the country. He has also served as Chairman, Sports and Fitness Exploring for the National Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Dummer has been an amateur vocal performer, soloist, and member of musical groups throughout his life.
President and CEO - ERM Strategies
Kristina Narvaez graduated from the University of Utah in Environmental Risk Management (2000), which is a degree she designed through the University Studies College that is a combination of a finance undergraduate degree with four graduate level classes in safety/ergonomics from the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
She is a two time Spencer Education Foundation Graduate Scholar from the Risk and Insurance Management Society (2001, 2002) and won the Anita Benedetti Scholarship in (2002) from the Risk and Insurance Management Society. She has also won two national awards for risk management papers she wrote as an undergraduate student at the University of Utah.
Ms. Narvae has worked as a Utah representative and risk management consultant for Bickmore Risk Services and Consulting. She has both her producer’s license in Life & Health and Property & Casualty and her Property & Casualty Consultant’s license. She has passed The Institutes’ ERM-57 exam and teaches the ERM-57 course in Utah.
Don L. Peterson
Director of Bands-Brigham Young University
Associate Director of School of Music - BYU
President of Utah Music Educators Association
Don L. Peterson was named as Director of Bands and conductor of the Wind Symphony at Brigham Young University in 2007. Previous to that appointment, he served for twenty-two years at BYU as associate director of bands, an associate professor of music education and director of the marching band.
He received both his B.M. and M.M. degrees in music education from Brigham Young University followed by the D.M.A. degree in instrumental music/conducting from Arizona State University. During his nine years as director at American Fork High School (Utah); the concert, marching, and jazz bands were recipients numerous awards and recognitions.
His publications include articles in both Bandworld magazine and Band Director's Guide. He has also been involved in the research of Russian band music. In 2005, he published an interactive DVD for the study of “Instrumental Rehearsal Techniques”—designed to aid in the development of both prospective music educators and younger professionals. An interesting mesh of profession and hobby—which began when he built batons for his graduating students—has grown into a custom baton service (“Don’s Batons”) with designs that are used by a number of conductors from across the country and in Europe. He presently serves as President of the Utah Music Educators Association and was recently elected to membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Mr. Peterson also maintains a very active schedule as adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor throughout the U.S.--activities that have taken him to 20 states and 14 countries. He and his wife Diane reside in Provo, Utah and are the parents of six children and nine grandchildren.
CEO- Utilities Cost Management Consultants
Director - Southern Utah Heritage Choir
Floyd Rigby has been passionate about the choral arts from an early age and is currently instructing at Dixie State College. Motivated by a desire to serve, he founded and directs the Heritage Choir in concerts across the nation and in major cities in Europe and in Mexico.
He served on the Board of the Utah Arts Council and as the St. George Arts Commission Chair, leaving a lasting footprint of success and service wherever he has stepped. He has taught choral music and given instruction on all educational levels where his students and choirs have received wide acclaim.
He received his bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Southern Utah University and earned his master’s degree while pursuing doctoral studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Mr. Rigby studied choral directing with Carl Zytowski, Paul Salamunovich and Dr. Blaine Johnson. He is married to the love of his life, Claire. Together they share their busy lives with their six children and twenty-seven grandchildren.
Senior Vice President, Investments
UBS Private Wealth Management
Allison Smoot received her CFP®, CIMA® and is Senior Vice President–Investments. She recently joined UBS Private Wealth Management, after more than 17 years at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. With over 24 years of wealth management experience within the financial industry, Allison has been able to help many clients through the difficult and complex maze that wealth management encompasses. She believes in the importance of staying abreast of what is happening in the wealth management arena.
Allison is a member of the Board of Directors for Columbus Community Center, whose mission it is to integrate learning disabled adults into the working world. Additionally, Allison is a member of The Playing for Life Board of Directors, whose goal is to raise funds to benefit cancer research, survivor care, support and treatment for all forms of women’s cancers. In 2010 she was honored by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and Utah Business Magazine as one of Utah’s “Top Thirty Women to Watch”.
Certified Public Accountant and Audit Director - Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mark is a Certified Public Accountant and Audit Director in the Utah practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. During his 36 years with the firm, Mark has served many of the largest and most prestigious clients of the Utah practice.
Mark served for 8 years on the Utah State Board of Accountancy. He is a member of the Utah Association of CPAs (UACPA) and is a past President, former board member and member of the Executive Committee of the UACPA. In 2011, he was awarded the UACPA’s Distinguished Service Award. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and has served on the AICPA council. He is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) where he has served for over 20 years on the Special Review Committee for the GFOA Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. has served as a member of the Accounting Advisory Boards at the University of Utah, Brigham Young University and Utah State University.
He has a BA degree in accounting from the University of Utah. Mark and his wife, Jean, have five children and 9 grandchildren.
Professor of Music (Emeritus) - University of Utah
Conductor - A Cappella Choir and
Chair - Department of Music, - University of Utah (1979 - 2003)
Music Director - Utah Symphony Chorus (1982 - 2003)
Ed Thompson is a veteran of the Utah music community, having conducted the A Cappella Choir at the University of Utah for over 25 years. Mr. Thompson took the choir on various tours of the United States and Europe. At the same time, he worked as Director of the Utah Symphony choir preparing the chorus for various conductors.
In 2006 Ed and his wife, Joanne, were called to serve as volunteer missionaries on the staff of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir organization. In 2008 he was appointed to a one-year position as the Interim Assistant Music Director of the Choir and member of the Search Committee for a permanent Associate Director. He continues to serve with the organization as Coordinator of Auditions for the Orchestra at Temple Square.
In a lifetime of living and working many things have brought satisfaction but none can compare, he says, with his good fortune when, as a student at BYU, he met and eventually convinced Joanne Anderson of Long Beach, California, to marry him. They are the proud parents of five lovely daughters and 19 grandchildren.
Dr. Craig Jessop, Chair
Dr. Jessop is Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. Before his appointment as Dean in July 2010, he served as head of both the Music and Theatre Departments at Utah State. In addition to his administrative work, he is also Music Director for the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra. These appointments follow Dr. Jessop’s tenure as Music Director for the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He also served as Music Director of the Carnegie Hall National High School Choral Festival sponsored by the Weill Institute of Music at Carnegie Hall. Prior to his appointment with the Tabernacle Choir, Dr. Jessop was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force Music Programs, where he served as Director of the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants in Washington D.C.
Dr. Jessop received a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University in 1973, a Master of Arts degree from Brigham Young University in 1976, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Stanford University in 1980. He lives in the peaceful setting of Cache Valley, Utah, with his wife RaNae. They are the parents of four children and have five grandsons.
Professor and Beverly Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education
Ed.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sylvia Munsen is a professor and the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Elementary Arts Education with the School of Teacher Education and Leadership. She coordinates and provides arts education professional development opportunities for Utah State University (USU) students and teachers throughout the state. Sylvia taught early childhood classes and elementary general music in addition to serving as the artistic director of children’s choirs programs. She conducts workshops regarding the child’s voice and children’s choirs and conducts workshops in Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály, and Dalcroze methodologies. Sylvia conducts youth honor choir festivals throughout the country; she has conducted all-state festivals and a special festival at Carnegie Hall. She has published arrangements for treble voices through Kjos and Santa Barbara Music Publishing. Sylvia is the coordinator of and supervisor for international student teaching programs for Utah State in Liyang, China, and Rosendal, Norway; while in those countries to observe the student teachers she presents special workshops at universities, teaches elementary general music classes in schools, and conducts master classes with children’s choirs.
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Vice President of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc.
Tim Lautzenheiser is a trusted friend to anyone interested in working with young people in developing a desire for excellence and a passion for high level achievement. His career involves ten years of successful college band directing at Northern Michigan University, the University of Missouri, and New Mexico State University.
Following his tenure at the university level, he spent three years with McCormick’s Enterprises working as Executive Director of Bands of America. In 1981, Tim created Attitude Concepts for Today, Inc., an organization designed to manage the many requests for workshops, seminars, and convention speaking engagements focusing on the area of positive attitude and effective leadership training. Over two million students have experienced his acclaimed student leadership workshops over the last three decades.
Tim is the Senior Educational Advisor for Music for All, and NAMM (The International Music Products Association). He is also co-author of popular band method, Essential Elements, and is the Senior Educational Consultant for Hal Leonard, Inc.
Tim holds degrees from Ball State University and the University of Alabama; in 1995 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the VanderCook College of Music. He is presently an adjunct faculty member at: Ball State University (Earl Dunn Distinguished Lecturer), Indiana-Purdue/Ft. Wayne University, and Butler University. In addition, he serves on the Midwest Clinic Board of Directors and the Western International Band Clinic/American Band College Board of Directors.