Nora grew up studying the piano at BYU, but began playing the organ in her twenties after the only organist in her small Iowa congregation moved away. She has been active as a piano teacher, amateur organist, accompanist, conductor, and member of community choirs for many years, eventually serving in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 2004-2014. A few years ago, Nora began more serious organ studies, and she is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance. She has extensive experience teaching students of all ages and accompanying choirs, and she loves to substitute for other organists’ church services. Nora and her husband Bret have been married for 36 years and are the parents of ten children and nine grandchildren. She thinks there is nothing more fun than making music all day long.