Missy Gardiner received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from ASU 30 years ago. She has been teaching piano and voice lessons for more than 35 years. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the American Choral Directors Association. Missy successfully completed Kodaly Level 1 at ASU School of Music. She has spent most of her life volunteering as a music director and choir director for her church and rehearsing and accompanying soloists, and small ensembles for worship services. Her favorite church responsibility has been sharing her talents with the young children teaching them to sing and helping them learn gospel songs. Missy has soloed with the Mesa Symphony both as a vocalist and pianist. She sang as a soloist with the Arizona Mormon Choir and with the Citrus Heights Stake Choir “Saints and Pioneers” program as well as their Annual Messiah Sing-Along. Missy performed with the BYU Young Ambassadors for two years traveling to India, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, and Tahiti as well as the western United States. She has sung with the Grand Chorus of the Millennial Choral Organization for 3 years as well as the Resonance Vocal Ensemble. In 2008 she was the national winner of the American Mothers Inc. Vocal Competition. She was born and raised in Mesa where she and her husband chose to raise their family of 9 children.