Allison Steenblik Wagstaff was born and raised in Spokane and is an alumna of the Spokane Area Youth Choirs. She received a B.M. in Music Education with an emphasis in choral music from Brigham Young University and a M.M. in Music Education from the University of Florida. Prior to joining SAYC, she taught high school choirs in North Carolina, Colorado, and western Washington. She has performed with the Spokane Symphony Chorale as well as Inland Northwest Opera and enjoys her time onstage and on the podium. Allison is excited to once again be a part of the SAYC community and help the next generation of musicians develop a love for ensemble singing. When she is not musicking, Allison enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, being outdoors, learning ASL, and playing board games.
Beth Rainey is a pianist, cellist and vocalist who had her musical start as a SAYC chorister in 1999. She has accompanied choirs and played for musical theaters in Spokane and Seattle for 15 years. Along with her musical pursuits, she has been on an educational track, teaching Spanish in bilingual preschools, elementaries and middle/high schools. She is currently working as a Student Support Specialist/ Spanish teacher in The Community School. It is a joy to return to her Spokane community and to her musical roots.
Carly is an alum of Whitworth University (BA in Music, emphasis in Piano Pedagogy), where she studied with Dr. Judith Schoepflin; and Eastern Washington University (MM in Piano Performance), where she studied with Dr. Jody Graves and Scott Rednour. In addition to playing for Spirare and Grazioso, she teaches music theory and class piano at Whitworth University and has a thriving private studio of piano students of all ages. She enjoys performing solo and chamber music and was recently featured on KPBX Spokane Public Radio's Piano Bench. In addition to playing and teaching music, Carly loves to hike, read, cook, and care for her many houseplants.