Kerilyn Johnson completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Dance Theater in 1994. While completing her degree, she was a member of the Young Ambassadors, traveling throughout the U.S. and Russia, including the Baltic States. She performed in mainstage productions of The Wiz and Guys and Dolls. She performed at Promised Valley Playhouse in productions of Celebrating The Light, Christmas In The Air, and Tapestry. She began teaching privately in 1992 and at BYU in 1994.
Kerilyn taught several local performing groups from 1994 to 2001, including vocal instruction and choreography. Her professional recording career began in 2002, when she signed with Deseret Book’s record label, Shadow Mountain, with the group PROVIDENCE. They performed together until 2007, traveling throughout the U.S., singing and inspiring women of all ages. She can be heard on various LDS compilation albums.
Other credits include Fantine in Les Miserables, featured soloist in Music Of The Night (Andrew Lloyd Webber), and in 2009, she returned to the BYU stage with The Taffettas. Kerilyn is a member of NATS and has taught workshops for NATS groups on Contemporary Vocal Styles. Currently, she does studio work locally and maintains her private studio at home, in addition to being a mother of six.
- BFA, Music Dance Theatre, Brigham Young University, 1994