Thank you to Emily Barrett Brown, for becoming our Treasurer, and Sunny Johnson for becoming our Secretary and Website Manager! Many of you know Sunny and Emily, who are active performers and teachers in Utah. As you see them out and about, please feel free to ask them about plans for upcoming UVS events!
Emily Barrett Brown completed both her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Viola Performance at Brigham Young University under the tutelage of Dr. David Dalton. Other teachers included Hiroko Primrose (violin) and Clyn Barrus (viola). While at the Music Academy of the West, she studied viola with Donald McInnes and later enjoyed summer studies with Robert Vernon and members of the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Festival. In addition to teaching, Ms. Brown performs frequently as a recording artist and with several ensembles in the greater Salt Lake area, including The Utah Symphony, Utah Chamber Artists, Sinfonia Salt Lake and The Ballet West Orchestra. Emily lives on a 5 acre hobby farm in Provo with 2 horses, 2 dogs and 2 cats. She and her husband, Tony, have 4 children and love to travel.
Sunny Johnson received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Viola Performance from Utah State University and the University of Utah, with principal teachers Bradley Ottesen and Roberta Zalkind. She is a founding member of the Rosco String Quartet and performs frequently with local ensembles such as the Ballet West Orchestra, The Utah Symphony, and NEXT Ensemble. In her spare time Sunny enjoys skiing, biking, gardening, traveling with her family, and teaching her dog funny tricks.