The Board

Rachel-Headshot (1)Rachel Cox, President,  is both an active performer and voice teacher. She holds a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University with a minor in Choral Conducting. Following graduation she completed post-graduate opera studies at the AIMS Institute in Austria. Rachel has been a member and soloist with fine choral chamber ensembles including the BYU Singers, the Lexington Chamber Chorale, and the Deseret Chamber Singers. Rachel has toured and performed throughout the U.S. and abroad, including performances in Canada, South Africa, and throughout Western Europe. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Voice at Dixie State, a Let’s Play Music teacher and also maintains a private voice studio.




20150621_231238~2 (1)Mark Robertson, Treasurer & Librarian, has been been a life-long singer and supporter of the Arts. His participation in the Arts includes membership in the BYU Oratorio Choir and the Southwest Symphonic Chorale as well as many performances with the St. George Musical Theater including leading roles such as George Bailey in It’s A Wonderful Life,  Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz, and the Stage Manager in Our Town. A supporter of local choral music, Mark has sung with Lieto Voices since its inception and has served as both president and board member for the organization. Mark has performed in Carnegie Hall under esteemed director John Rutter and has assisted local youth choruses for over ten years.





Rachel Gee, Media Specialist,  began her love for music with piano lessons at age 8. That led to her finding music in school where she was choir and percussion president at Dixie High School and participated in numerous all-state bands and choirs, including one under the direction of Mack Wilberg.  She attended Snow College where she met her husband, followed by Dixie State University where she earned her degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Choir. She enjoyed continuing her percussion skills in the Southwest Symphony. Rachel now has her first child at home where she continues to pursue her photography business and greatly enjoys being a part of St. George Chamber Singers every week.





Dr. Roger Hale, Assistant Conductor, joined the faculty at Dixie State University in August of 2014. He received a Bachelor of Music Education (2001) and Masters of Choral Conducting (2006) from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education and Conducting from Florida State University (2009). Dr. Hale studied closely with John Cooksey, André Thomas, Kevin Fenton, and Clifford Madsen.  Dr. Hale is Director of Choral Activities at DSU where he conducts the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Men’s Chorus.  He is a sought-after clinician and guest conductor. His research interests include using technology in the classroom for a more engaged rehearsal. His teaching load includes Advanced Choral Conducting, Choral Literature. He lives in the St. George, UT area with his wife KayDe and their five children.




Ann Hatch, Publicist and editor of the Newsletter, grew up in a home brimming with music and has loved singing since she was tiny. She was taught voice lessons while growing up by her mother, who graduated in vocal performance from BYU. She has played the flute and piano since elementary school. Ann sang in her high school’s choirs in Salt Lake City, then sang for 4 years under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred with the University of Utah Singers, soloing as well. With that choir, she went on 3 unforgettable and successful month-long tours through Europe for international choral competitions.  Ann has taught voice lessons at home, and enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids. Her life is also enriched through participation in this choir!
Dr. Paul Wiens, Conductor, Wheaton College Professor Emeritus, conducted choirs at the college level for over 40 years. He sang in the Atlanta Symphony Chamber Choir under the legendary Robert Shaw, and later taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Robert Fountain.  During his 31 years at Wheaton Conservatory of Music, his Concert Choir appeared regularly in ACDA conventions: National, Central Division, State of Illinois. Paul holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa where he studied with Don V. Moses.

Paul Wiens served as Chorus Master for the Wheaton College Artist Series performances under the baton of John Nelson.  These performances included Mendelssohn’s Elijah,  Britten’s War Requiem, Handel’s Messiah and Berlioz’ Requiem, which involved more than 400 singers from the Apollo Chorus, Valparaiso University Chorale, Northern Illinois University Concert Choir and the Wheaton College Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale and Men’s Glee Club.  The 2011 collaboration involved the Wheaton choirs with the Apollo Chorus in two performances of the Brahms Requiem in Edman Chapel (Nelson, conducting) and Chicago’s Symphony Hall.

Under his leadership as Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Suburban Choral Union presented masterworks at Wheaton College from 1983-2006.  With the Choral Union, Paul Wiens conducted most of the major choral/orchestral masterworks.

Paul is delighted to be the conductor of the St. George Singers and admires the vision of the founders.  He is anticipating many wonderful hours of making beautiful choral music with musicians who care as much about the art as he does.