INSPIRE Member Highlight: Michelle Moyer

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Michelle Moyer

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Mesa, AZ

1.How did you hear or become involved with INSPIRE?

I heard about it when I was in the play, “Price of Freedom” with Michael Sackett.

2.Besides music/singing what else are you passionate about or in what other ways do you creatively express yourself?

I love dance. I took dance for 12 years. I took ballet, lyrical, and jazz and loved performing. I did gymnastics and cheer in high school, but I really enjoy “working out” on a daily basis, especially doing cross fit. I’m also passionate about nutrition and learning to cook super healthy meals.

3. Who are your heroes?

My heroes are, of course my Savior and my former Young Women’s President, JoAnn Finter, my institute teacher, Bro. Allen and my parents. Of course there are many others.

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4.What is something unique about you that not many people know?

That I was born 2 weeks early accidentally on the kitchen floor. My aunt and my dad delivered me. I had a miraculous birth because I wasn’t breathing and something special happened that saved me.

5.When writing music what is your process?

Well…I have inspiration when something emotional happens to me. Then the tune and lyrics come usually at the same time and then I just put it together.

6.When you think of places/stages to perform where do you dream about singing one day?

I would love to be a guest chosen to sing a solo with the Tabernacle Choir, with Michael Buble’ on his stage anywhere, and Madison Square Garden.

Here is just one example of Michelle’s beautiful voice:

“The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert

High School Graduations & Mission Calls

INSPIRE had five of its members graduate from High School recently!  Congratulations to Hayden Dille, Laynee Overall, Maddie Williams, Samantha Smith, & Shelley Williams

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS!!

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Laynee Overall

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Maddie Williams

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Samantha Smith & Shelley Williams

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MISSION CALL

Hayden Dille is GOING ON A MISSON!! Hayden is going to Guatemala Guatemala City North Mission and we are very proud of him and his decision to serve a mission!!

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INSPIRE Volunteers W/ Cardon Children’s Medical Center

INSPIRE volunteered with Walk For Water Safety and Cardon Children’s Medical Center to put together Water Safety and Drowning Prevention bags. These bags will be handed out to families.

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Amy Honka & Mishawn Yardley Perform W/ EVMCO

Two of INSPIRE’s own members, Amy Honka (on the flute) & Mishawn Yardley (in the Grand Chorus) sang with the incredible East Valley Millennial Choir & Orchestra for three incredible performance in two nights. In fact, the choir sold out their two originally planned performances so quickly they added a third performance!

If you haven’t had a chance to experience this incredible choir you should mark your calendar’s now for their next performance. We are so proud of our INSPIRE members as they continue to share their amazing musical abilities!

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ALL AGES • ALL FAITHS • ONE VOICE

Millennial Choirs & Orchestras, a performing force of over 2,000 participants, and growing. From its inception in 2007, MCO has become one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world, offering superb music training and professional performance opportunities to musicians of all ages and abilities.

MCO was founded for the purpose of teaching and encouraging excellence in quality sacred and classical music. Its primary purpose is to fulfill the need for more refined music education not only among the Mormons, but also among members of all faiths. MCO provides an invaluable learning environment whereby children, youth, and adults may associate and develop talents with those who maintain upstanding values, while instilling in its participants a deep love for sacred and classical music. The organization is made up of hundreds of volunteers who represent a variety of faiths.

REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

MCO currently rehearses in two locations: Arizona’s East Valley, and Orange County, California. In March 2013, MCO announced its third location will open in Dallas, Texas.  MCO locales house seven performance ensembles, including non-auditioned choirs for children and youth ages 4-18, and auditioned adult choirs and symphony orchestras. All ensembles have one rehearsal each week, and perform regularly in the finest concert halls in their communities. These concerts unify audiences with inspiring, refined sacred and classical music.

MCO ENSEMBLES

Symphony Orchestra
Grand Chorus
Millennial Chorus
Concert Choir
Youth Chorus
Children’s Chorus
Young Singers Chorus
Auditioned instrumentalists
Auditioned Adults
Advanced youth
High School (9th-12th grades)
Youth (6th-8th grades)
Children (2nd-5th grades)
Children (age 4 – 1st grade)

MILLENNIAL MUSIC

MCO exists under the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Millennial Music. Millennial Music houses Millennial Choirs & Orchestras, Millennial Music Publishing, and Millennial Composers Coalition, a group of talented composers who create fresh, current choral compositions and arrangements that are available at MillennialMusicPublishing.com.

ALBUMS

MCO has released three albums: That Easter Morn (2009), Messiah in America (2011), which debuted at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Traditional Classical chart, and its newest and highly-anticipated Christmas album, O Holy Night, released in November, 2012, landing in the top 10 of Billboard’s Traditional Classical chart for 7 weeks in a row.

JOIN

To join one of MCO’s ensembles, click here.

INSPIRE Volunteers W/ Feed My Starving Children

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INSPIRE was excited to do our first official service project on February 26, 2013 with an amazing organization called Feed My Starving Children. They were founded in 1987 my a business man who went on a service trip to Hondorus and was devastated by the poverty and children that were dying and starving of hunger.  Since their inception they have not only physically but also spiritually fed many! Here are some of their current stats:

FMSC Today
In early 2012, FMSC passed a milestone: 600 million meals produced over our history. Here is a snapshot of growth:

1994 2012
Meals 400,000 153,000,000
Volunteers 2,409 662,062
Employees 2 163
Partners 4 84 (primary)
Annual Budget $55,000 $38,600,000

By earning Charity Navigator’s highest rating for seven straight years, FMSC is among the nation’s 2% most -trustworthy charities. But the most important successes are the children—like Jonise of Haiti—given hope through MannaPack™ meals, and now leading productive lives.

FMSC Vision
With God’s help Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) will strive to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world by helping to instill compassion in people to hear and respond to the cries of those in need.