BYU Performing Arts Management is pleased to announce that Amy Whitcomb has accepted the position as artistic director of BYU Noteworthy. Her past experience makes her a valuable addition.
“I learned early on that you can’t put yourself in a box,” says Whitcomb. “Having such variety and working with tons of people has helped me think outside of this box. I don’t see Noteworthy in a box. I see their potential. I still have a lot to learn, but I’m prepared to take on the reins.”
An alumna of Brigham Young University, Whitcomb majored in commercial music, graduating in April 2011. During her time at BYU, she was a member of Noteworthy, appearing with the group on the television show The Sing-Off.
Whitcomb later returned to The Sing-Off with a female group called Delilah, which placed in the top six of the competition. In 2013 she appeared on The Voice, where she made many connections that led her to sing with a cappella group Vocalocity, founded by Deke Sharon, the musical mastermind behind the 2012 film Pitch Perfect.
This year, Noteworthy performed in Elko, Nevada, and in the Texas cities of Austin, Dallas, and Houston. Noteworthy has focused on empowerment and being role models to their audiences of all ages. “I love Noteworthy’s message,” says BYU alumnus and Texas presenter Joseph Fluckiger. “I think it is so good for the youth to hear a message about loving yourself and coming to terms with who you are and not what the world thinks or tells you who it thinks you should be.”
With her vision for the group, Whitcomb plans on making Noteworthy more than an a cappella group on campus. “I want to foster and hone in on what makes Noteworthy unique naturally. I want to use the fact that we are women with strong values, with testimonies of Christ, and with purpose and understanding of who we are,” says Whitcomb. “I want to spread light and goodness in many shapes and forms.”