Salt Lake Symphony Guest Artist
Kelly DeHaan received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in choral education and choral conducting from the University of Utah. Kelly has been teaching high school choir at his beloved West Jordan High School since 1997 and is devoted to his students.
As a teacher he was awarded the O.C. Tanner Recognition Award in 2003, the Jordan Education Foundation Outstanding Educator Award in 2008, the UMEA Music Educator of the Year Award in 2009, the Utah Educators Association Excellence in Teaching Award in 2014, and the Huntsman Award for Excellence in Education in 2017.
Kelly was the assistant accompanist and associate director for the Utah Symphony Chorus and has been seen on stage at many of the local theaters along the Wasatch Front. He has also musically directed many shows at local regional and community theaters and is a consistent musical director at the Hale Centre Theatre. He is a respected honor choir clinician and accompanist, and is a sought after vocal coach and studio musician.
Kelly was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and in 2005, he had the distinct honor of being the conductor for the 16,000 voice Day of Celebration Choir for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Kelly was the associate conductor/principal accompanist for the Utah Voices for five seasons and was honored to return to the choir as the artistic director in 2015. He is the proud father of four and husband of one.