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Letting In The Light

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s I write this--months before anyone will ever read it--the world is in tumult. I listen to the radio on, all the news and all the opinions and none of it good, and the wind outside, riffling leaves off the trees like yellow birds taking flight, and the newly bare branches scrape my kitchen window.  It is a sympony of beautiful, woeful noise or a cacophony of the same sort. Two sides of the same coin. December is a month great with holidays that we love/that make us crazy, but I'm thinking about a day we usually skip over, nestled quietly before Christmas: the Winter Solstice. December 21. The Winter Solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in  the whole year, but it's not the coldest. Did you know that though Earth is cooling, it still retains some heat from the summer and  fall, and it will be months before the weather reaches its coldest? And did you know that beginning after the Winter Solstice, every day grows brighter and longer, even as it grows colder? I like this juxtaposition. I  like the idea of  growing light and growing cold simultaneously. It feels right to me; it feels like a gift--a wonder-filled mercy.  Writing this, I am also back from a desert trip that I took with friends. I took it to lie on hot boulders like a lizard soaking up warmth, and to laugh big belly laughs that swallowed up the desert air. I took it to walk ancient trails that vacillated between the cold of shadow to the blazing heat of unrestrained sun. A sun that I peeled off my jacket for, that I turned my face towards and tried to absorb.  Because sometimes it feels like you just can't get enough light.  I learned the devastating truth of this from a feature this month called, Lighting the Way. Marion Norton, a strong and loving woman in our community, discusses this concept, and how one of the darkest of times in her own life inspired her to become the light itself, and to pass it on. Also: -A hopeful story about a darling close to our Draper Lifestyle hearts—the publisher's daughter and her battle with cancer -A three step plan to make sure the very holidays themselves—bursting with joy and cheer—stay light, fun and happy -An essay exploring how one writer finds "lightness" from burdens at her childhood home So our goal this issue is inspired by Marion and her son, Spencer. Our goal is to bring you light and a bit of hope if you need some in the midst of darkness both literal and figurative. Consider this our holiday gift to you: 36 pages of happy, hopeful holidays.  (And a little help with your shopping too. What what?!) Happy Holidays, dear friends!

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Page Turners

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Trend Setter

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Healthy Lifestyle

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

14 Lighting the Way

After her son’s suicide, a Draper mom shines a light on suicide

prevention in her community

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Good Times

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AROUND TOWN

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Page Turners

TO GOHOME ARTICLE CATHERINE KEDDINGTON ARVESETH

It was the day after Christmas. Earlier that evening the main sewer line to our street had backed up into our basement. It had come up out of the toilet and tub downstairs, contam-

TO GO HOME IS PRINTED

inating a large section of carpet and tile, ren-

AS AN EXCERPT FROM

dering all toilets, showers, and sinks unusable. My husband called a disaster clean-up service and suggested we sleep at my par-

BOOK, SEASONS OF

ents’ house for the night while he stayed

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to meet the cleaning crew. Knowing we wouldn’t survive long without facilities, we

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iptoeing out of the extra bedroom where my boys were asleep, I quietly closed

the door. As it clicked shut I heard the last

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had snatched up a few nighttime necessities

HAS BEEN SHARING

and piled into the car.

WOMEN’S STORIES,

I nestled deeper into the chair, trying to find a comfortable position for my back.

AND CONTINUES TO DO SO IN THEIR LATEST

chime of the grandfather clock. Eleven. I

Somehow I had injured it a week earlier

sighed and traced my hand along the wall

and the neural sensation I was experiencing

ANTHOLOGY. SEASONS

then turned down the darkened hallway of

made me suspect a disc tear.

OF CHANGE IS AVAILABLE

my childhood home.

I had muscled through Christmas but

AT AMAZON AND MORE

An hour earlier we had tumbled through

wasn’t moving like myself. Two months

the front door, dumping blankets, bags, and

earlier, one week after my fortieth birthday, I

ESSAYS CAN BE FOUND

pillows in the entryway. My brother Dave had

landed in the ER with a kidney stone. There

AT SEGULLAH.ORG.

found sleeping bags for my girls, gathered

was still blood in my urine. Another visit that

their things up with strong hands, and with-

month led to an appointment at the women’s

out asking, put them to bed downstairs.

cancer center. Minor surgery pending. All

My five-year-old boys had bounced up and down on the bed, somersaulted across

that, in combination with general holiday

the stuff behind the picture of five kiddos in

exhaustion, and I was a mess.

Christmas PJs that has to be talked about.

the floor, tussled, tickled, and tried my last bit

Now the house was a mess too. It wasn’t

Because it gives context. It provides a story

of patience until eventually, they gave up and

just the sewer. It was the dishwasher flooding

rather than a moment. And in this case,

gave in to sleep.

the kitchen floor a few days earlier. A cracked

all the discomfort and disorder jumbled

I changed into my pajamas, brushed my

window the day after that. Wooden trim falling

together made for circumstances in which I

teeth, turned down the covers in my old bed-

down from kitchen cupboards. And a vacuum

was about to feel something I hadn’t felt in a

room, but couldn’t sleep.

cleaner that went kaput. All of this in one week?

very long time.

I padded into the living room and turned on

The growing list of health concerns and

As I sat there, huddled in the stillness, a

the Christmas tree, set in its familiar spot. It

house disasters had become comical. And

vision opened before me. Memories from my

gleamed gently in the northwest corner, tiny

yet I wasn’t laughing.

childhood danced around the tree. Christmas

lights reflecting in the large window. Climbing

I was tired and in pain. I had forced a smile

after Christmas played out in my mind.

into a red wing chair, I tucked my feet up onto

and pulled out my iPhone to snap photos. I

Sparkling right in front of me, like an aura of

the cushion and hugged my knees.

mean, it was Christmas. But sometimes it’s

candlelight pressed against quiet darkness.

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LIGHTING THE WAY After her son's suicide, a Draper mom shines a light on suicide prevention in her community

ARTICLE LINNEA LUNDGREN

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hortly before Marion Norton’s 15-year-old son, Spencer, took his

She joined the coalition and helped promote Take 5 to Save Lives,

life, she recalled going into his room on two separate occasions

a program that focuses public attention on suicide prevention efforts.

to find his chair turned and his shutters opened. She asked Spencer if

As the volunteer chair, a position she took in September 2016, she

he had had difficulty sleeping. He told her he opened the shutters in

regularly helps organize events to help foster community connections

the middle of the night because he needed to let the light in.

and increase community awareness on teen suicide, depression and

Two years later she remembers his need for light.

anxiety. Many parents, she believes, are in denial or unaware of the

“That’s what kids need...they need the light,” Norton said. “It’s

immense pressures faced by teens today.

become a metaphor for me about the reason you should do some-

“As a coalition, we are saying if we can educate youth and their

thing to help. People need a light in their life. . . someone to help lift

parents about the issues that are affecting our community, then we

their burden.” That light can come in many ways, she said—a kind

can do something. That starts with making connections: getting to

word, a hug, listening without judgment and, she hopes, from a com-

know your children, getting children connected to their community

munity that cares about teenagers’ mental well-being.

and the school community.”

The people of Draper, including police officers, neighbors, and stu-

While her son’s suicide served as a catalyst to act, service to

dents at Corner Canyon High School where Spencer attended, made

one’s community was a concept instilled in Norton at a young

donations and brought flowers, balloons and kind notes to the Golden

age. Her father owned several convenience stores in Southern

Spoon Frozen Yogurt store, which the Norton’s operated at the time

California and made the effort to know his customers—from chil-

of Spencer’s death and where the teen had been a regular employee.

dren to grandparents. Norton remembers how her father anony-

“The outpouring of support we received from people in our community after Spencer’s death was overwhelming. I knew that I had to do something to give back,” she said. Norton didn’t know how she wanted to serve the community until an opportunity arose at a Draper Communities That Care Coalition meeting

mously helped to cover funeral expenses for families in the community who were struggling financially. “He never wanted anything for it,” she recalled. “He taught us that if you see a need and you have the means or skills to meet that need, you need to do something.”

she had been invited to. She listened to adults talk about drugs, alcohol and

Her father’s philosophy lives on in her, as well as her three surviv-

e-cigarettes. But what caught her attention was when teens in attendance

ing children, Abigail, 21, John, 14, and Grace, 10, who took a difficult

spoke. They told the adults that while substance abuse is a problem, the

circumstance and turned it into something positive.

underlying issue is that many of them suffer from depression and anxiety.

“ They could have curled up into themselves [after Spencer’s

“That resonated with me,” Norton recalled. “These were kids who

suicide] and that would have been understandable,” Norton said.

had known my son and knew some of what he was feeling and they

Instead, they all worked to address suicide prevention—through

were saying to all these adults in the room, ‘Please listen to us.’”

an Eagle Scout project, school presentations, and even a career

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The Norton children from left: Grace, Spencer (with glasses), John and Abigail in a photo taken in 2014. Photo by Fotofly

change. Abigail, who was best friends with Spencer, went from a career in broadcast journalism to pursuing a graduate degree in public health. Former customers and classmates of Spencer’s often stop Norton to tell her stories about how Spencer—an honors student and an award-winning DECA and debate team member—lifted their spirits with his kindness and quick wit. People ask her how she is able to talk about Spencer’s suicide. “I can’t imagine not talking about it,” Norton said. “Suicide is a subject that needs to be openly addressed so teens aren’t ashamed or embarrassed to discuss their feelings,” she said. Norton wants to make sure that suicide is not treated as a taboo subject. “Why should any child, any person, feel like they should suffer alone?” she asked. “There is someone out there who can help. You have to put yourself out there and be that person...the person who says, 'If I can, I will help you in whatever way I can.' There are so many ways to give back.”

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“The wish was better than anything we could have ever expected, because it provided some of the best memories of being together as a family. In the end, it’s those experiences that you cherish the most.” -Ruby, 3, Melanoma

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MARCH 1, 2013: OPERATING ROOM, UNIVERSIT Y OF UTAH HOSPITAL

We didn't know what to expect, even though it was the birth of our third baby. We were hoping to hear her cry when she was born, but were bracing ourselves in case she didn't. When we did the routine 20 week ultrasound for the baby, we received news that has changed our lives forever: our third baby—another girl—had a large vascular soft-tissue mass growing at the base of her skull.  After a barrage of questions, we understood that first, no one was sure what it was yet; second, that it was extremely vascular and could potentially lead to heart failure by drawing away so much blood from her system; and third, that the mass could lead to any number of health complications for our baby. In the University of Utah operating room, my wife, Ali, and I found ourselves surrounded by two medical delivery teams who were ready to address any possible issue that could arise at birth. Trying to remain calm, we waited as our obstetrician performed both a vertical and horizontal incision to allow for CONTINUED >

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MAKE A WISH (CON TI N U ED)

more space to deliver the baby without disturbing the mass which was about the same size as her head. And after cutting the umbilical cord, we heard the sound we'd been waiting for, hoping for, and praying for: a baby's cry. Ali remembers the warm tears streaming down her own face as she heard our baby cry because she knew that was a good sign. A sign of new life. Ruby Elizabeth Thackeray had finally come. Despite the semi-exposed mass that encumbered the back of her neck, she was healthy. Concerns about the mass and heart failure persisted as they kept her in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU) at Primary Children's Hospital for four weeks. Removal was not an option at this point. After a small biopsy of the mass, little Ruby lost nearly 20% of her blood. Yet as she progressed, the hope that we she would still grow normally without further complications started to grow too. NOVEMBER 6, 2014

Months passed, and Ruby was growing like a weed. As the weeks went by, healthy skin formed over the mass and it got smaller, followed eventually by her darling soft curly hair. But in early November the mass began to grow again, and very quickly. After talking with her physician at Primary Children's Hospital, we decided that it was time to operate and try to remove the mass. After two different surgeries, and a series of miracles, the mass was removed on Friday, January 9, 2015. Sections of the mass were sent off for testing and Ruby resiliently recoversed  after being in a neck brace for just a month. There was concern that parts of the removed tumor look like melanoma, what is considered the most advanced stage of skin cancer from the sun. After every scan possible, her body checked out clear and any worries were doused. After a preventative scan on March 15, 2016, Ruby’s MRI and x-ray appeared clean, except for one small white spot on the top of Ruby's chest that the oncologist wanted to check. Not thinking too much about it, especially since Ruby's just got over a cold, ear infection, and pink eye, we stayed and did a CT scan of her chest. Ali: “When Dr. Holly walked into room 8 with a woman I didn’t recognize, I knew something was up. The doctor said there were multiple spots (tumors), all over her lungs.” After a painful lung biopsy the 18

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Mark, his wife Ali, and their three daughters.


pathology report sank hard and fast into our lives: metastatic melanoma. Stage IV cancer. Because of the advanced stage of the cancer, chemotherapy and radiation were ruled out. Immunotherapy, a newer and experimental treatment in adults and especially pediatrics, was one of the few options that remained. Miraculously, the drug we needed for her was approved through insurance so we could stay in Utah and not have to travel. During this time Ruby was referred to the Make A Wish Foundation. She wished for a bike from Princess Elsa. After three months of immunotherapy, Ruby's scans show that the tumors were getting bigger. We quit treatment. The next day we heard the heartbeat of our fourth baby on the way (another girl, of course!). We decided that being together as a family is priceless and most important.  The oncologist suggested moving up her Make A Wish trip to Disneyworld since we weren’t sure how quickly the disease would progress.   We were able to spend a week in Florida together. Meeting Elsa, Baymax, swimming, eating too much ice cream and jumping on the beds. As a father, I look back on the time spent together as a family, removed from our daily routines, soaking up every last minute of just being us, together...there is no greater gift than that. No matter what happens from here on out, we will always cherish those moments together. PAYING IT FORWARD

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Healthy Lifestyle

HOLIDAY S.O.S ARTICLE TERRI FLINT

W

e all know there’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ holiday season, but too often that’s where we put our focus and energy. And

why shouldn’t we? That’s the message that resonates in the commercials, TV shows, and movies that influence us from October through December.  Below are three fairly simple tips to not only survive, but thrive, this month. Happy Holidays! AIMING FOR THE HOLIDAYS OF IMPERFECTION

The first tip for thriving through the holidays is to manage expectations. Several years ago, I set out to have what I called “holidays of imperfection.” My goal was to manage expectations and prioritize where I put my energy. To pull this off I kept my to-do list short and didn’t worry about checking it twice. I didn’t use fancy wrapping paper on my gifts; they were from the heart and didn’t need the extra worry to get them just right. I changed my expectation of having all of the family together and instead enjoyed the time I had with them—the laughs, love, and hugs with those that showed up. I ate the dough while baking my favorite cookies, played Christmas music in my car and watched goofy Hallmark Channel Christmas shows. What I found was that planning imperfection gave me the freedom to do

Terri Flint has a PhD, and is a LCSW and Director of Employee Wellness at Intermountain Healthcare

what I loved the most. I felt a bit mischievous, but I replaced my holiday ‘shoulds’ and enjoyed the

control, our holidays may not be as cheerful as we hope. In times like

season—even with its natural ups and downs.

these, we should look for examples of resilience—it’s in our roots as a nation. Our country was established on a steadfast pattern of being

IN TIMES OF DIFFICULTY LOOK FOR EXAMPLES OF RESILIENCE

Do you know the circumstances surrounding the first Thanksgiving,

For some of us, times have been rough this

all those years ago? America’s first Thanksgiving was after a dev-

year—with natural disasters affecting our fam-

astatingly harsh winter. Forty-eight of the original 102 Pilgrims had

ily and friends across the country, and around

died of scurvy or exposure. The Native American populations had just

the world, and other struggles and even

suffered a lethal plague, with some villages suffering a 90 percent

tragedies. Due to circumstances beyond our

death rate. The Patuxet Village, where the Pilgrims first colonized, was

SOME TIPS ON SURVIVING—

EVEN THRIVING THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

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resilient in difficult times.

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completely wiped out. And yet, amidst these extreme challenges and sufferings, the 1621 Thanksgiving party joined together to pray, share their harvest, have fun, and express gratitude. One of the games played was literally ‘Kick the Shins.’ You may want to watch football instead! Look for the good—look for ways to bounce back from the adversities and difficulties life sometimes throws at us. If it can be done in 1621, it can certainly be repeated with our commitment to freedom, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.


SLOW DOWN ENOUGH TO SAVOR THE SEASON

Let’s just agree: there isn’t enough time, money, or energy to do everything we’d love to do in the holiday sea-

picture of a moment in time with such detail that when you look at it, you’re taken back to that exact experience.

son. But let me share a secret that may give you more of

What would happen if you began to savor more moments

these critical resources. The secret is to practice savoring.

this holiday season? It will require you to slow down and find

Right now, remember the best food you’ve ever tasted.

delight in the special events you’ve planned, but also in pre-

Can you recall the moment you first put it in your mouth?

paring for those events. Savor wrapping presents with love,

What was the smell, the taste? Picture in your mind how it

seeing the twinkling lights, trimming the tree with favorite

looked. Were there sounds around you at the time you bit

ornaments, and expressing appreciation and good wishes to

into this food? Savoring requires that you are totally pres-

friends and family. Savoring requires no more time, money or

ent in the moment and that you evoke multiple senses:

energy—but you may be surprised at how practicing this skill,

sound, sight, touch, smell, and taste. It’s like taking a 3-D

just a little, can increase your sense of abundance in all things.

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Lifestyle Calendar

December DECEMBER 1-26

chase one item you can take some of your own photos. Visits with

ELF DISPLAYS & ELF SCAVENGER HUNT

Santa are free. They only accept payment in cash or by check.

GARDNER VILLAGE You don’t need a ticket on the Polar Express to see Santa’s magic in

SATURDAY MORNINGS IN DECEMBER

action. Visit the North Pole at Gardner Village to see Santa’s helpers

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

at work—testing toys, sorting letters and maintaining the all-import-

MILL PLAZA AT GARDNER VILLAGE

ant Naughty and Nice list. (Where does your name fall?) For added

Enjoy a visit with St. Nick, a yummy buffet breakfast, music, an activ-

festivity, download the Elf Scavenger Hunt on your phone.

ity and a special surprise visitor under a big white tent on the plaza!

THROUGH DECEMBER 30, CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE

Bring your camera to capture photos of the fun!

DECEMBER 3

LUMINARIA

HANUKKAH MARKET

ASHTON GARDENS AT THANKSGIVING POINT

THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

This enchanting mile walk transports you to a magical holiday world

The Hanukkah Market features local vendors of arts and crafts, books

with 8,000 programmable luminaries, a colossal 120-foot tree, a na-

and Jewish foods. The market is open to all! Entertainment from Des-

tivity scene with 35 monument-sized bronze sculptures, and special

ert Wind and Joe the Juggler. Children’s Art Yard will have a bounce

touches like s’mores at the glowing fire pits, hot chocolate and sweets

house, face painter and craft activities, for $5 per child. Admission to

from the gift boutique, interactive game areas, and even pepper-

the market is free!

mint-scented mulch.

NOVEMBER 29-DECEMBER 2

DECEMBER 4-9 THE LOWER LIGHTS CHRISTMAS CONCERT

FESTIVAL OF TREES

KINGSBURY HALL

SOUTH TOWNE EXPO CENTER

In their third year at Kingsbury Hall, the annual Lower Lights Christmas

Thanks to many hands, the Festival of Trees is a winter wonderland

concerts have gained popularity as an alternately reverent and rol-

of uniquely decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, playhouses, center-

licking night of Christmas songs (with a sprinkling of songs from their

pieces and gingerbread houses. Shops are filled with dolls, hand-

non-Christmas albums), as sung, strummed, plucked, thumped, belted,

made crafts and freshly baked delicacies. All proceeds are used to

and otherwise interpreted by the gospel/folk/bluegrass collective.

give “A Gift of Love” to children at Primary Children’s Hospital.

DECEMBER 2

DECEMBER 11 CANDY CANE HUNT

JINGLE BELL 5K RUN/WALK

DRAPER HISTORIC PARK

HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL & SUGARHOUSE PARK

Free event for children currently three to six years old. Thousands of

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get

candy canes will be scattered around the park and hidden. Candy

decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness

canes for all! Several of the canes will be specially marked and can be

to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday

redeemed for a new holiday toy. Lots of candy, toys, music and friends!

costume, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces, and enjoy activities including crafts, photos with Santa, hot cocoa and an Elf Village.

DECEMBER 2

DECEMBER 24 CHRISTMAS EVE PARADE & FIREWORKS SNOWBIRD SKI AND SUMMER RESORT

SANTA AT THE SORENSEN HOME

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This is the only fundraiser the Sorensen Home has throughout the

great fireworks display. At the end, Santa Claus will rappel out of the

year and they are grateful for the community's support. If you pur-

Tram to say hello to the kids, followed by a Candle Light Service.

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Parting Thoughts

A MASSIVE

ARTICLE MIMI DARLEY DUTTON | PHOTOGRAPHY MARK THACKERAY

MUSICAL UNDERTAKING SHERRI JENSEN ESTABLISHES A LOCAL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA ALONG WITH A MUSIC SCHOOL

S

herri Jensen is convinced that mastering a musical instrument is

La Land while a movie

key to establishing a person’s lifelong self-confidence and success.

screen above the phil-

Jensen’s own passion for music led her to form the Draper Philharmonic

harmonic showed film

& Choral Society (DPACS) and the Vezzoso School of Music.

scenes. “We intend to

DPACS is a group of volunteers that currently consists of 40 vocal-

become

an

amazing

ists and 42 instrumentalists. Most performers are from the south val-

organization that pro-

ley, but some drive farther to participate, including a tuba player who

duces the best of con-

comes all the way from Brigham City.

certs,” Jensen said. Both

“It is my intention to help the community of south valley by drawing out musicians who long to make music on their chosen instrument but have no

the orchestra and choir practice weekly at American Preparatory Academy in Draper.

venue worthwhile to work for,” she said. Jensen explained that many DPACS

Jensen serves as the Artistic Director and Conductor of DPACS.

participants used to play an instrument, but they put it on a shelf as other life

Her credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy and

obligations took over. “My greatest love is to help people discover their gift

Performance from BYU along with 25 years of leading choirs, teaching

and find joy in their music, either anew or for the first time.”

piano and string instruments, and arranging music. For the Silver Screen

To establish DPACS, Jensen began by sending out a mass email to

concert, she arranged music for either the singers or the instrumentalists.

people she knew who were interested in music, asking them to for-

“In movie music, it’s easy to find choral work or orchestral works, but not

ward it to others, resulting in her first choir and

together, so in order for me to have the orchestra play with the choir, I had

philharmonic rehearsals held in January of 2017.

to literally write the music for one or the other group,” Jensen said.

Sherri Jensen

“I had 14 choir members show up the first night

Concerned over the loss of music programs in Utah schools in recent

and seven orchestra members, five of whom were

years, Jensen opened the Vezzoso School of Music (vay-ZTO-zto) in Draper

my own children,” Jensen accounted. She knew she

for which she’s seeking both teachers and students ages four and above.

had to convince those who showed

Eventually she plans to develop the Vandewiele Conservatory of Fine

up that this was going to be an

Arts (VOHN-duh-VEE-luh). Vandewiele is Jensen’s maiden name and

organized and professional project.

represents her family’s strong work ethic and Dutch heritage.

“Because the music is in me, I had

Jensen hopes that Vandewiele and Vezzoso will eventually be on caliber

to do everything. I had to decide

with Julliard and other world-acclaimed schools of fine arts, with the goal

what our first concert would be and

to attract and retain all manner of talented students and the finest staff,

choose and prepare the music. Once

ensuring that there are no financial deterrents for enrollment, encouraging

you start something like this you’re

advocacy for the arts throughout the world, and nurturing every student,

either in it all the way, or it will fail.”

honing their unique talents, and fostering growth in all areas of their lives.

Just two months later, she led

“I have a real passion for children learning music because it wires their

her group to hold their first concert,

brain for brilliance and success,” Jensen stated. “Many children possess a

Lamb of God, a master choral work

gift for the arts, you need only to help them find it within themselves.”

written by Rob Gardner. “It was a massive undertaking. Most commu-

Upcoming Concerts

nity groups would not be capable of presenting Lamb of God in a profes-

King of Kings--December 8-9

sional way, but one of my best gifts is nurturing people and bringing them

at Midvale Middle School

to a level of musical capacity that they maybe haven’t met with before. I

Lamb of God--March of 2018.

felt very secure that if I could draw the musicians out, I could help them present this amazing work in a very professional way,” she said. DPACS held a Silver Screen Music concert in October at Draper Park

More information can be found at DraperPhilharmonic.org

Middle School. John Williams’ music from Star Wars and Superman was

Tickets can be purchased

performed along with Michael Jackson’s Thriller and City of Stars from La

at VTickets.org

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