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About Us - Who is Sharon Austad Bagley

Sharon Austad Bagley

About Sharon Austad Bagley

Sharon Austad Bagley loves music. She sings, plays the piano, writes music and lyrics, and creates hymn arrangements. She is a happily married mother of 8 children and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, (LDS), both of which have served as motivation for her music.

Sharon has been involved in music all of her life. In her own words she recounts her background in music:

"Interestingly enough, as a baby, I came very close to losing my hearing. I will be forever grateful for this precious gift, because since as early as I can remember, beautiful, sacred music has stirred my soul. My mother taught me to harmonize at an early age and by the age of 8, I was singing and performing duets with my 12 year old brother in many places and settings.
I studied classical piano and voice from the finest teachers for many years, and sang in and accompanied for every choir from junior high through college; having received a music scholarship to Weber State University."

This Sacred Music

The music in the volumes of "The songs of Holiness Series" is fully referenced to the scriptures to support its doctrinally correct lyrics and to encourage scripture study and growth in each gospel concept referenced within each song.

This Website

This site differs from other sacred music websites, in that each song is accompanied with a performance recording to give the singers, pianists, and conductors an idea of the proper tempo, as well as additional performance suggestions. The hymn arrangement recordings consist of instrumentals without voices - to give just a basic idea of how they should sound.

About the voices

Thus far, the voices recorded are mine, my children's: (Stephanie Gibson, Melissa Miller, Norman Bagley, Anamarie Barlow, Mariella Yates, (whose violin talents were also used), Amanda Nay, Laura Billman, and Jacob Bagley), my Son in Law, Joseph Billman, my granddaughter, Lindsy Sue Billman, age 4, singing "Nowhere Else On Earth" and "One Bright Star", my 9 year old grandson singing "I Know Who I Am", and my granddaughter Hannah Gibson at age 9, singing "Constant Companion".

This Music's Mission and Purpose

Regarding this music and its lyrics, they are gifts from the Lord. My only desire is to be an instrument in His hands and for this music to fulfill its purpose and mission which is: to bear witness of Jesus Christ and HIs Atonement and to help prepare the Saints spiritually for HIs Second Coming. I hope and pray that you will enjoy this music. It has taken a tremendous amount of work to get it to this point.