Tara U’Ren has been a vocal music educator for 20 years at the middle school and high school levels and is the current district 2 vocal council representative for the Colorado Music Educators Association. She began her career teaching in Clinton and then Sioux City, Iowa after graduating from Simpson College. She earned a Master of Music degree in Vocal performance from Colorado State University and remained in Colorado. She is passionate about all levels of choral music, but especially working with choirs of students with varied ages. She is an active professional mezzo soprano who performs with the Ars Nova Singers and the Colorado Bach Ensemble. Her other passions include English horseback riding and raising adorable corgis. She currently teaches at Ranum Middle School and Westminster High School.