Crystal Young-Otterstrom will provide an overview of her position with Utah Cultural Alliance. Young-Otterstrom will describe her career path, provide career advice, and discuss life lessons.
She is executive director of Utah Cultural Alliance, the statewide advocacy voice for the arts, humanities, and cultural businesses of Utah; state treasurer of the Utah Democratic Party (elected position); and one of the managing editors of MormonPress.com. Young-Otterstrom serves as co-chair for LDS Dems of America and as co-founder and board chair for Salty Cricket Composers Collective. For eight years, she was the audience development manager for the Utah Symphony and seven years for the Utah Opera. A composer and coloratura soprano, Young-Otterstrom received a BA in music theory with minors in humanities, economics, and marketing at BYU and an MA in musicology and composition from the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York.