Salt Lake Symphony Guest Artist
Kelly DeHaan received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in choral education and choral conducting from the University of Utah. During his undergraduate studies, Kelly co-taught singing for the students in the Actor’s Training Program at the U. Kelly has been teaching high school choir at his beloved West Jordan High School since 1997 and received the Utah High School Activities Association Music Educator of the Year Award in 2009. He has been the guest conductor for the Utah State Junior High Honor Choir twice and has been honored to conduct several district honor choirs as well. He is devoted to his students.
Shortly after receiving his BA, Kelly was recruited to be the assistant accompanist and associate conductor for the Utah Symphony Chorus. Kelly has been seen on stage at many of the local theaters in the Salt Lake Valley. He has also musically directed over 35 productions at the Hale Centre Theatre, the Grand Theater, and at the Conference Center Theater. Kelly is a sought after vocal teacher and coach. He is a respected clinician and accompanist, and has been on the selection committee for the Young Performing Missionaries in Nauvoo Illinois since 2001.
Kelly is also a busy studio musician and was a soloist/member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. In 2005, he had the distinct honor of being the conductor for the 16,000 voice Day of Celebration Choir. Kelly has been conducting the Sterling Singers, a high quality community choir, since 1996, and has watched that group grow from 40 members to over 380 singers. Kelly is the proud father of four and husband of one.