The Kotter Project
The Kotter Project was a recent guest on Mormon Channel Studio, a weekly video series featuring beautiful hymn arrangements and original music by LDS musicians from across the nation. The group performed an original song called “Let Go” and a special arrangement of the band’s favorite Primary song, “A Child’s Prayer.”
The Kotter Project is comprised of members Lance Kotter, Ryan Vause, Cameron Singer, and Melissa Forsey. According to their official website, the vision of the group is to “Inspire, Motivate and Empower Imagination.” The members further comment, “Music is our life and passion, we live for this and want to share our love of music with you all! We hope that we can assist you in finding inspiration, motivation, and peace.”
The song “Let Go” was one of the first songs that Lance wrote for the harp which he describes as “the most imaginative instrument.” Lance also wrote lyrics for the song, but he explains that in keeping with the vision of the band, a lot of what they perform is instrumental vs vocal.
Lance Kotter (harp, cello, and vocals) is from Brigham City, Utah. Music is his life. He has been playing music on instruments such as the harp, cello, guitar and drums all his life. He is heavily influenced by the Celtic, Metal, Classical, and New Age genres. Some of his favorite bands/groups are Amethystium, Megadeth, Van Halen, Ciference Symphony, Thomas Bergersen, and AudioMachine. Lance is 23 years old and currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, studying entrepreneurship, sales and marketing at the LDS Business College (LDSBC) in Salt Lake City. He served a two-year full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Poland Warsaw Mission.
Cameron Singer (bass, guitar, drums, and vocals) is from Kearns, Utah. Like Lance, music is everything to him. He is an actor, a creator of incredible music, and an entrepreneur, having started a music company with Lance called WAMP (Wasatch Music and Performance) in February 2015. According to Lance’s LinkedIn profile, WAMP is “a portable stage, lighting and sound equipment rental company based in Utah, solving the need for quick, easy and affordable stages, sound and light equipment.” Cameron is inspired by bands/groups like Radiohead, Muse, and The Beetles. He is 24 years old, studying entrepreneurship at the LDS Business College, and engineering at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). He served a two-year full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Portugal Lisbon Mission.
Melissa Forsey (piano and vocals) is from Washington and music is her life as well. She has been playing piano her whole life and has played in several local bands, including the well-known local band known as “Richie Kissinger.” She puts the knowledge that she obtained from earning her degree in piano performance from Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, by teaching her students and being actively engaged in Utah’s music scene. Melissa is 26 years old and is influenced by bands/groups such as Regina Spektor, One Republic, and Daughter. She is currently studying interior design at the LDS Business College.
Ryan Vause (drums) is from Ogden, Utah. He has a strong love for music, and has played in a couple of bands, including one known as “Wayne.” He is influenced by bands/groups such as Russian Circles, Portugal The Man, and Brandon Flowers. Ryan is 23 years old and currently works at “Eco-Flower in Ogden UT,” as their Purchasing Manager. He is married to Cassie Vause. He served a two-year full-time mission in Guam.
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