Randall W. Boothe

Randall W. BootheRandall W. Boothe

1975, Music
Associate Professor, BYU

Literally hundreds of millions of people have enjoyed the creative talents of Randy Boothe. His accomplishments include leading performing tours around the world and directing Light of the World, the spectacular production put on by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

As artistic director for BYU's renowned Young Ambassadors, The Lamanite Generation, Curtaintime USA, BYU Sounds, and Sounds of Freedom, he has shared his talents in over 40 countries. Each summer he also is music director for the Jackson Hole Playhouse, and he has directed Disney's All American College Singers, Dancers and Show Band and produced shows for the Promised Valley Playhouse in Salt Lake City. He has produced and coached recordings, directed international TV specials, and composed or arranged numerous songs. In 1997 he directed the Church's sesquicentennial extravaganza, Faith in Every Footstep, featuring a cast of 6,000 volunteers in the BYU Cougar Stadium. Along the way he has received many awards and honors.

Of course, this was all in the future when Boothe attended BYU-Hawaii, serving as student body president in 1975 and as director of the Showcase Hawaii student performing group which in 1974 traveled to the Far East under the auspices of both the Church and the U.S. Congress-sponsored USO.

The BYU-Hawaii experience is unique in all the world. Nowhere else are students able to come in contact with so many cultures and people who have been raised in environments different from their own, and yet get to know and love them. It is a magnificent place for brothers and sisters in the gospel to learn what they need to know to go forth and serve.